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Have teeth pain and white tissue fallen off. Got wisdom teeth extracted. Will there be any problem?

I got my wisdom teeth extraction two days ago..
Today, I was eating and my white tissue that was suppose to protect my extraction site came off. I don't feel any pain for now but is it possible that I am still risked in having dry sockets or infections?
I'm scared:(

Oh and another thing.. My teeth aches. Like those teeth that needs filling kind of pain..

Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you are worried about the complication,faced post extraction of third molars.

Please do not get worried

The white tissue you have mentioned might or might not be the clot.

But, if you have symptoms like dull aching pain in the 3rd molar then you need to get worried.

Since, presently you have no symptoms,please do warm saline rinses after food gently and observe for two more days.

If the tooth ache persists then you can revisit your dentist for evaluation else no need.

Please understand this fact, that the clot which develops to protect the wound gets well stabilized within 48 hours .so there are very rare chances of dry socket until and unless there is some forceful rinsing or biting on hard food stuff is done.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Hello dear
First of all thanks for contacting HCM.
Your problem seems to associated with removal of white dressing done by dentist to prevent dry socket.I think you should consult with your dentist and get it done again as definately there can be chances of dry socket again if merely 2 days has passes from wisdom tooth extraction.Next if you feel there is cavity in your teeth then it must be filled by your dentist .Make an appointment with dentist and consult about this issue.
Dr. Amit k. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Dry socket occurs when the blood clot gets dislodged and the socket is exposed to the atmosphere, it is very painful condition and often associated with bad breath and fever.
It can be treated by cleaning the socket and placing a gauze pack of ZOE , this pack needs to be replaced so you need to visit the Dentist periodically.
For tooth ache get the checkup done by the Dentist, take an x-ray, the treatment of such tooth is root canal treatment.
Get antibiotics and analgesics prescribed to you.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
A couple of thing that I will mention.Just because the tooth is extracted,does not mean that the infection is gone,it can still be in the bone or in the soft tissue depending on how long the tooth was infected.
A clot falling out, is normal! The time you need to be worrying about a dry socket, if a clot's fallen out, is post 48-72 hour mark.
If you had the procedure done today, the chance of getting a dry socket is VERY unlikely as bleeding usually continues for at least 24-48 hours!
Clots can re-form very quickly!
Visit the dentist .
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,
post-extraction of wisdom teeth usually results in pain for 7-8 days.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Get Warm saline and betadine gargle done.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics to relieve pain.
Rinse mouth after every meals to prevent food lodgement.
Dressing the socket using povidine iodine can prevent developing dry socket.
Avoid anxiety and stress.
Take complete rest for fast wound healing.
Plenty of fluids has to be taken to prevent dehydration.
I hope this suffices.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Tarush Thakur's  Response
Dry socket is caused by the "loss of clot" which forms immediately after extraction, on that site. As you have reported, the tooth was extracted two days ago, you might be on the lesser risk for that.

I would still suggest you to visit your dentist. A irrigation or a saline water spray may be needed in case food is lodged there. If the clot has been displaced, a medicinal pack can be placed after irrigation which will cure it to perfection.

And secondly, you are talking about the aching tooth. That will definately require a examination, to diagnose it and a supporting X-Ray would be required. Caries is the most common reason for "filling" kind of pain.

So please visit your dentist and have your treatment done before reversible changes into irreversible.

Stay healthy.
Thank You.
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
There is no need to panic. This is a normal procedure. Usually the pain will be present for a few days and gradually subsides. Take warm saline gargle for 3-4 times a day and the medications prescribed by your dentist. If the pain persists over 5 days consult your dentist as there could be a possibility of dry socket.

Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sonia Nayab's  Response
hi there
thanks for asking your query

To avoid infection and dry socket after tooth extraction one should completely follow the post op instructions which are:
for 24 hours after extraction dont spit,sip and gargle
eat semisolid food,avoid hot food,beverages and smoking
after 24 hours gargle with saline water 2-3 times aday
maintain good oral hygiene by proper brushing and flossing
take antibiotic and analgesic course for a week

for tooth pain consult a dentist for clinical evaluation of teeth
if there are any carious lesion get them filled/rct depending upon the extend of lesion
hope this will help
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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