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Teeth removed, small hole on lower left side very painful. Cause for problem?

Last May I had all my teeth removed with no problems at all. Now, 10 months later, on the lower left side, I have what I can only describe as a small hole which is very painful to the touch.Ive noticed that since this happened, I tend to bite down on this thing and I play with it alot with mytongue lllol Any help you could give me on this would be greatly appreciated.Thank you very much.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query ,

Pain can be because of presence of any left over tooth particle or any bony spicule .

Get complete oral examination done by the dentist .
Take an x-ray of the affected side .

Use 0.2% of chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily .

Maintain a good oral hygiene .

For pain take tab dologel thrice daily for 3 days .

Regards...
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

It could be a case of dry socket which is secondarily infected.

How about your medical history,like have you checked for BP and diabetes.?Are you taking any other medication like prolonged antibiotics or steroids?please mention that too.

it also shows that your alveolar bone(which holds the tooth and its roots) has not healed properly
leaving a gap in between,on secondary infection it has turned painful.

Further i would suggest you to visit your dentist once and get it examined clinically.

so that suitable antibiotics and analgesics can be started to prevent further infection.

Meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene as it helps in healing process.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

It could be a case of dry socket which is secondarily infected.

How about your medical history,like have you checked for BP and diabetes.?Are you taking any other medication like prolonged antibiotics or steroids?please mention that too.

it also shows that your alveolar bone(which holds the tooth and its roots) has not healed properly
leaving a gap in between,on secondary infection it has turned painful.

Further i would suggest you to visit your dentist once and get it examined clinically.

so that suitable antibiotics and analgesics can be started to prevent further infection.

Meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene as it helps in healing process.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

It could be a case of dry socket which is secondarily infected.

How about your medical history,like have you checked for BP and diabetes.?Are you taking any other medication like prolonged antibiotics or steroids?please mention that too.

it also shows that your alveolar bone(which holds the tooth and its roots) has not healed properly
leaving a gap in between,on secondary infection it has turned painful.

Further i would suggest you to visit your dentist once and get it examined clinically.

so that suitable antibiotics and analgesics can be started to prevent further infection.

Meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene as it helps in healing process.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

It could be a case of dry socket which is secondarily infected.

How about your medical history,like have you checked for BP and diabetes.?Are you taking any other medication like prolonged antibiotics or steroids?please mention that too.

it also shows that your alveolar bone(which holds the tooth and its roots) has not healed properly
leaving a gap in between,on secondary infection it has turned painful.

Further i would suggest you to visit your dentist once and get it examined clinically.

so that suitable antibiotics and analgesics can be started to prevent further infection.

Meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene as it helps in healing process.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

It could be a case of dry socket which is secondarily infected.

How about your medical history,like have you checked for BP and diabetes.?Are you taking any other medication like prolonged antibiotics or steroids?please mention that too.

it also shows that your alveolar bone(which holds the tooth and its roots) has not healed properly
leaving a gap in between,on secondary infection it has turned painful.

Further i would suggest you to visit your dentist once and get it examined clinically.

so that suitable antibiotics and analgesics can be started to prevent further infection.

Meanwhile maintain good oral hygiene as it helps in healing process.

Hope it helps.

Thanks
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

The hole appeared post extraction may be due to-
abscess appeared along with extracted teeth.
bony projection appeared during tooth extraction.
tearing of gums following tooth extraction.
I would suggest you to maintain good oral hygiene.
frequent saline gargle may be helpful.
the socket has to be debrided with hydrogen peroxide and betadine.
an x-ray will help to rule out further complications.
hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

The only effective treatment is to keep the wound as clean as possible with either warm salty mouth washes and or Corsodyl mouth wash, to optimize conditions for healing and let nature take its course, the condition will then resolve naturally with no long term consequences

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Regards
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

The only effective treatment is to keep the wound as clean as possible with either warm salty mouth washes and or Corsodyl mouth wash, to optimize conditions for healing and let nature take its course, the condition will then resolve naturally with no long term consequences

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Regards
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

The only effective treatment is to keep the wound as clean as possible with either warm salty mouth washes and or Corsodyl mouth wash, to optimize conditions for healing and let nature take its course, the condition will then resolve naturally with no long term consequences

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Regards
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
If you develop an abscessed tooth, then a small hole or pocket will have formed next to the tooth. This hole will be full of pus, and if it does not naturally drain away, then an abscess will appear. The most common causes of an abscessed tooth are gum disease and cavities.
Antibiotics can help the infection clear up.
An abscessed tooth is easily prevented by regular brushing and flossing.making frequent visits to the dentist are also helpful. An untreated abscessed tooth infection can spread to other body areas and eventually become extremely detrimental to your health.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
If you develop an abscessed tooth, then a small hole or pocket will have formed next to the tooth. This hole will be full of pus, and if it does not naturally drain away, then an abscess will appear. The most common causes of an abscessed tooth are gum disease and cavities.
Antibiotics can help the infection clear up.
An abscessed tooth is easily prevented by regular brushing and flossing.making frequent visits to the dentist are also helpful. An untreated abscessed tooth infection can spread to other body areas and eventually become extremely detrimental to your health.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
If you develop an abscessed tooth, then a small hole or pocket will have formed next to the tooth. This hole will be full of pus, and if it does not naturally drain away, then an abscess will appear. The most common causes of an abscessed tooth are gum disease and cavities.
Antibiotics can help the infection clear up.
An abscessed tooth is easily prevented by regular brushing and flossing.making frequent visits to the dentist are also helpful. An untreated abscessed tooth infection can spread to other body areas and eventually become extremely detrimental to your health.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
If you develop an abscessed tooth, then a small hole or pocket will have formed next to the tooth. This hole will be full of pus, and if it does not naturally drain away, then an abscess will appear. The most common causes of an abscessed tooth are gum disease and cavities.
Antibiotics can help the infection clear up.
An abscessed tooth is easily prevented by regular brushing and flossing.making frequent visits to the dentist are also helpful. An untreated abscessed tooth infection can spread to other body areas and eventually become extremely detrimental to your health.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
If you develop an abscessed tooth, then a small hole or pocket will have formed next to the tooth. This hole will be full of pus, and if it does not naturally drain away, then an abscess will appear. The most common causes of an abscessed tooth are gum disease and cavities.
Antibiotics can help the infection clear up.
An abscessed tooth is easily prevented by regular brushing and flossing.making frequent visits to the dentist are also helpful. An untreated abscessed tooth infection can spread to other body areas and eventually become extremely detrimental to your health.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Regards
Answered: Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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