Post Extraction Complication

If the patient follows the post-extraction instructions properly, then the chances of complications after extraction are minimal. Some of the common post-extraction complications include swelling, bleeding, dry socket, paraesthesia, osteomyelitis (bone infection), and osteonecrosis (bone death).

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I had a complicated molar extraction and is in pain even after taking painkiller. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my tooth removed befor three days (bottom left first molar) and it was a tricky one to get out, around an hour or fighting with it until it gave in. Before this I have had an ongoing infection in the tooth and had previously around three courses of antibiotics. I finished my las...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Albert Asham Abdelmalek

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The extraction wound looks normal. The pain you are feeling is also normal given that it was a difficult extraction and your dentist had to struggle pulling it out. You can use salty lukewar...  Read Full »

How to get rid of metallic taste in mouth post wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I just got all four of my wisdom teeth removed two days before and I have a bad taste in my mouth that tastes like sour dough but more like metallic. There is not really any pain there, my jaw is just sore from being held open for about an hour but the taste has been happening for about...  Read Full »


Dr. Akmal Albert Asham Abdelmalek

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is very strange that you have all your wisdom teeth removed at the age of 14. These teeth normally start to erupt or come through at the age of 18 years or later when they start to cause trouble and we think of getting them out. Anyway, if you had all the four rem...  Read Full »

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