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Had wisdom teeth extracted. Coughed while sleeping and the lit ripped. What to do?

Hi, I just got all four wisdom teeth extracted a week and 1 day ago. I went for a check up yesterday and everything looked fine and normal including the flappy gum but last night while I was sleeping, I coughed and felt the slit rip down towards where my wisdom tooth used to be. There is no bleeding but its bothering me because I feel it and I dont want it ripping where the wisdom tooth was and I dont like looking at it because that kind of stuff freaks me out especially when im cleaning it.
Asked On : Tue, 25 Jun 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello & welcome,

This usually happens post-operative & there is nothing to worry. You have to take optimum care to avoid any secondary infection.

Visit your dentist for thorough clinical examination.

Avoid forceful gargling or blowing with cheeks unless healing is completed.

Warm saline gargles are preferred over any other medicinal gargles in this case.

Avoid hot fomentation.

Take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that wisdom teeth extraction is complicated surgical procedure.You need to take complete course of analgesic & antibiotic as prescribed by your dentist.Also do warm saline rinses 4 times a day.
Avoid rubbing that area with brushing vigorously.
Try to maintain good oral hygiene.
Consult your dentist for regular check-up.

Take Care
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

Take amoxycillin as well as diclofenac tablets to relieve underlying infection.

Gargle frequently with warm saline or betadine.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Rinse your mouth after every meals.

Do not impinge the socket with fingers,pins etc.

Avoid spitting frequently.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 1 Jul 2013
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Dentist Dr. Juhi Soni's  Response
welcome to HCM forum
You are undergoing healing of the sokets.
Maintain oral hygiene otherwise food particles will stuck in the socket.
Do warm saline rinses and use antiseptic mouth wash twice daily.
Take more of vitamin C in your diet for rapid healing.
Wishing you a cure soon
Take care
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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