Extractions Questions

  • Will my gums grow back over my jaw bone is they were accidentally cut ?

    So I just recently had my wisdom teeth yanked out. All went fine except for the last one, the dentist kinda struggled getting it to come out. Well he ended up slicing a nice chunk of my gum off (where the tooth used to be) and now my jaw bone is...

  • Complications after surgical removal abcessed tooth

    I am 48yr old female that had my left lower bicupid surgically removed because it had abcessed. Twelve days later I am having excruciating pain in my chin radiating into my jaw and ear. Each day it's​ worsening with throbbing pain in my jaw under...

  • Extraction of abscess tooth prior to antibiotics

    Hello, This question is based off an experience that I've recently had. If a patient came in with a swollen face due to an abscess molar, what would be the proper steps to take care of it? Is antibiotics mandatory prior to extraction or can it be...

  • Peridontist fault or 2 week extraction complication?

    I had a very difficult extraction of #3 done two weeks ago yesterday. The canals and bone was crumbling as soon as my Oral Surgeon began the surgery. He literally had tiny bone fragments and particles of broken teeth to get out plus the tooth...

  • When can I start drinking alcohol?

    My teeth were horrribly impacted and I got them removed February 10th it's been about a week since (and it still kind of hurts to eat) and Saturday I'm going out for a friends birthday, I wanted to know if it was safe to drink. Will it affect the...

  • Having extractions changed my face shape

    After having all 4 wisdom teeth removed recently I noticed my cheekbones and lips became less prominent, and my profile became more flat. As a teenager I also had 4 teeth extracted as well for braces. I'm considering getting braces again as my...

  • When can I smoke after wisdom teeth extraction?

    I had my 3 wisdom teeth (2 lower, 1 upper) extracted on thursday the 6th, so its been 3 days. I still have some jaw pain which I assume is normal. But I was wondering when it is safe (so I don't get a dry socket) to smoke a cigarette?

  • Smoking after tooth extraction

    How long should I wait to smoke after tooth extraction ?

  • Would the gap where my tooth was taken out last forever

    So my orthodontist says I have to take out 4 teeth in order to make my teeth straight but my mom says I am only taking out 2. 1 from the top and 1 from the bottom. If I take out those 2 teeth , will a gap remain there forever and if it does how long...

  • Impacted wisdom tooth extraction infection with lock jaw

    My 15 year old had four impacted wisdom teeth removed. On day four she developed an infection. The swelling on that side is +4 ans spans from her eye to the middle of her neck. She also has lock jaw. Her surgeon prescribed Clindamycin amd a medrol...

  • Is it normal for white/yellow stuff to be on the exraction site?

    I got an extraction 2 days ago and yesterday white/yellow stuff started to show on the site. Is that normal? I can see on side of the hole but not the other. It doesn't hurt, but could it be an infection or start of dry socket? When can you start...

  • After 4 wisdom teeth removals

    Hi, i recently had surgery to remove my 4 wisdom teeth.. Its been 2 weeks and 3 days. I drain everytime i eat... And make sure it is cleaning out.. Ever since 2 days ago i noticed a ball on my left side of my check through the inside, you cant see...

  • Molars sacrificed for wisdom tooth

    I have my molars extracted for the wisdom tooth. When i checked the socket it has a fiber like thing in it at first i thought it was my wisdom tooth already coming out but there is no way that it is a tooth for it is soft and fiber like. What is the...

  • Please help me jaw pain

    Hello I been having really bad pain an throbbing an burning an it's constant in my chin an jaw an down my neck on the right side an got a lump inside my lower mouth in the crease of my lip an gum an it's very red and swollen and feels hot an it...

  • Swollen lower left jaw

    It\'s been a day since a got a tooth extraction and my lower left jaw feels swollen and it hurt when I openly my mouth I have searched it up a bit and people say it could be an infection but I don\'t have a fever just swelling and pain when I open...

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