Extractions Questions

Wisdom tooth extraction - is this normal? (dry socket)

I had my wisdom tooth extracted 6 days ago and stitched up. 3 days ago, I noticed a very large hole in the gum where the site of extraction was. So far, I have not experienced any pain, soreness or tenderness. When shining a light on it, there is...

Is this normal? (Answered)

I had an infected molar removed 2 days ago and this is how it looks now. It’s sore but not painful. I don’t have bad breath but almost like a blood taste in my mouth. I’m worried that I might have a dry socket. I’ve been rinsing with salt water...

Bone graph (Answered)

two bottom front teeth extracted. Had bone graph. White membrane is covering socket. No gum tissue is over membrane. When membrane is removed, will I have exposed jawbone? Should membrane be covered with gum tissue? I do not understand....

Nerve issues after extraction

I had a upper ‘cut’ out 3-1/2 months ago. The root was in my sinus cavity. The sinus cavity was compromised. Hole has finally closed but still have tingling and burning and nerve sensitive over extraction sight. Will this ever stop?

Is this Dry Socket? (Answered)

I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago and the pain has been the same ever since anesthesia wore off. It's never really lessened. I am concerned I got a dry socket because I work as a nurse and the pain seemed to be getting better at...

Is it normal for my gums to look like this? (Answered)

I got all four wisdom teeth out 5 days ago and I’m afraid I’m not healing properly. The first day of surgery I vomited due to the medications. For 2-3 days afterwards I was eating soft foods and rinsing with salt water about 4-5 times a day. For the...

Normal Healing? (Answered)

Hi I just got my tooth extracted yesterday. It was an infected molar. It has a grayish tint inside of it and I’m paranoid I’m developing grey socket. I have a slight throbbing pain to it but it’s hard to determine where the pain is coming from....

Did they complete my extraction properly

I had a tooth extracted last Friday and my mouth is still swollen and I have bad jaw pain that’s keeping me from eating because I can’t open my mouth like I normally would to chew. Also I wasn’t given any antibiotics before or after the procedure...

Am I healing well? (Answered)

Hi, I got my first molar pulled on tuesday at 13.15pm but the bleeding didn't stop until 8pm that night. It's now 18.11pm here, I'm not in any pain but the swelling is really bad and I'm struggling to speak which I expected. I am so terrified of...

Post Wisdom Surgical Extraction

Hi, I had a bottom left wisdom tooth removed last week due to infection. The part of crown was broken months back and I didn't literally care about until it developed into an infection and started to hurt last week). The dentist surgically removed...

Infection or Healing

I just had three teeth extracted on Monday and the bottom molar has me a bit concerned. I can’t tell if it’s healing or has infection. There are stitches but the coloring is a whitish yellow. I still have some mild pain and swelling as well.

Tooth Extraction Still Bleeding

I had a tooth pulled on 8/8/19 and it continues to bleed. I have followed all instructions yet it is still bleeding. I have been through 20 gauze in less than 24 hours and 6 tea bags in the last 24 hours. I have kept my head elevated when lying down...

Can an extraction be done without needing a bone graft if done very carefully?

My dentist referred me to an oral surgeon to extract #'s 3 & 4. Having only those two & #'s 6-11, I decided I would like to get top dentures. Before my dentist is able to make a mold, 3 & 4 need to come out. I went to the oral surgeon...

When is extraction the best or only choice instead of root canal?

I was diagnosed with an infected tooth awhile ago. It was $230 to fix , but the dentist office said there was a possibility that it might need a root canal and I had to pay that amount of money up front in case it did. They said that the dentist...

Would I need extractions?

Hello. I wanted to ask if extractions would be able to help solve the problem with my mouth. I currently wear braces and have an overjet bite. Due to the overjet, my whole mouth area seems to stick out and it's especially noticeable because I have...