Tooth Extraction

Tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. A tooth is extracted if it is grossly decayed, infected, loose tooth, over-retained milk tooth, or crowding.

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I accidentally rinsed my mouth after tooth extraction. Is it fine?

Query: Hello doctor, After tooth extraction surgery, I accidentally rinsed with salt water after two hours of the surgery. Will it effect anything?  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query and I can understand your concern. No, it will not affect the healing of the tissue unless you rinsed rigorously. You should avoid rigorous rinses or gargles because it will remove the clot of the wound leading to dry socket often time...  Read Full »

Could it be dry socket even if there is no pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I got four wisdom teeth out last Monday (a week ago), and the pain has been slowly decreasing, except my jaw is still stiff and hurts a little. I looked in my mouth tonight and my bottom holes have not filled, it looks to have white/yellow stuff in it and my breath smells, no matter h...  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It might be a dry socket, but usually, dry socket appears just three days after the extraction with excruciating pain and a smelly breath. If that is the case, you need to check with a local dentist stat. However, sometimes what happens is while extracting a tooth,...  Read Full »

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