Hi, I got my all four wisdom teeth pulled yesterday in addition to two other molars (6 total). I'm still oozing a little blood from the extraction sites which is normal I've been told. However, I can see bone at one of my extraction sites and I was wondering if that is considered a dry socket? Or is it normal to see bone at the ex site? I was given Percocet, Motrin and Peridex rinse for post op. I have noticed some pain in my ear even though I'm taking the pain meds as prescribed. Should i be worried that I have pain in my ear or is that normal? Also, if I rinse twice a day with Peridex will that prevent infection in the extraction sites? I'm going for a follow up visit this Friday 10/12 and if I do have a dry socket, can it wait to be addressed until then? Or is it a pretty serious condition? From what I've read online it seems that it is very painful but i have pain meds that seem to be working. My main concern is getting an infection. One last question. Two of my molars were removed due to tooth decay and I was curious if a dental implant is necessary? If so, how long do i have to get the implant?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 08 - October - 2012, at 02:46 AM

  • The most important thing after the extraction of wisdom teeth is the formation of clot at the extraction site.Till then the bleeding and oozing of blood from there is common.This bleeding can occur up to 3 days after the removal of wisdom tooth;however after 3rd day its quantum goes down and should be very less or barely noticeable.During healing process of tooth extraction socket, bony flakes or sequestra can result from sockets of extracted teeth and patient can feel roughness with the tongue in the socket area. Bone expands to the point that causes disruption in blood supply to the bone and causes death of bone shards and they come out as splinters. These small bone fragments are more common in case of difficult or surgical tooth extraction. They are quite common and can cause some discomfort and pain to the patient. You will be able to remove these small splinters on your own. They will be fine in some time. If you keep rubbing them with tongue, then it can interfere with healing. You can continue with warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day for faster healing of extraction socket to take place. Keep extraction socket area clean to avoid any secondary infections and follow the instructions of your dentist to avoid any complications.

    Pain after wisdom tooth is normal and the healing period varies from tooth to tooth.Usually the pain is more during night hours so it is advised to sleep with pillow underneath your head. Also take care not to eat anything solid from that side.

    Dental implants can be given immediately after tooth extraction or can be given after 2 weeks to 3 months after tooth extraction or can be given after 3 months or more after tooth extraction.

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