Extractions Questions

Will my gums grow back over my jaw bone is they were accidentally cut ? (Answered)

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 (Answered)

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...

Is it possible to reverse facial damage after extractions and braces?

Two years ago I had my four wisdom teeth extracted then braced for 15 months. Now my face is thinner, chin retruded, sunken and flat face, even my eyes look smaller. I also started to have problem with respiration from the nose. Is there anything...

Extraction of abscess tooth prior to antibiotics (Answered)

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? (Answered)

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? (Answered)

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...

Tooth not fully pulled

i had a rotten tooth pulled sept 25 but half of the tooth is there still the bottom half just under my gum line and a larger pointy piece from top half still there is that nkrmal

Is my blood clot dissolving too early? (Answered)

Five days ago I had my upper right number three molar extracted. It was an old root canal that I wanted removed. It was an easy extraction and I had no pain or swelling at all afterwards. It has been about 4 days and 6 hours since I get the clot to...

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 ?

Clot after pulling upper back baby tooth (Answered)

Hi, my 10 yr old daughter just pulled out an upper back baby tooth and it started bleeding....alot. I had her rinse and spit alot with warm water and then I realized she should not have. A red mass? clot? about the size of a large tooth has now...

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? (Answered)

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...