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Q: How do you determine if dry socket from wisdom tooth is infected?
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When would a wisdom tooth extraction require an oral surgeon?

Wisdom tooth extraction requires an oral surgeon when the wisdom tooth is compacted, or when the area around the tooth is infected.

Can you remove a wisdom tooth if it is still infected?

You need to treat the infected tooth with a dose of antibiotics first then you can remove it!!!

How do you treat infected wisdom tooth?

Get it pulled out.

Can a infected wisdom tooth become dangerous to your health?

An infected wisdom tooth can definitely become dangerous to your health. Any infection could potentially be life threatening if not taken care of.

What to do if food gets in the socket after you have a wisdom tooth removed?

get it out

Can you tell me why there is pus in my lower left wisdom tooth socket The tooth was extracted 16 days ago and today my face was swollen. There was a white spot where the socket was and pus came out.?

Sounds like you might have a small piece of food get into the socket, and now the socket has become infected. You need to get back to your dentist, have him clean it out and get on some antibiotics. You don't want the infection to spread. Remember your face is pretty close to your brain!

Can an infected socket cause the adjoining tooth to be loose?

An infected socket has a potential of bone loss, if the infection persists for too long. Presence of socket means that a tooth has been extracted out recently. Normally this socket should be filled with regrowth of bone with passage of time, but if it gets infected, there is no bone deposition until infection resides. And if infection persists, the acidic medium caused by pus starts dissolving the surrounding bone tissues as well. Result will be... an adjoining tooth becomes loose!!!!

White and hard substance in the socket after wisdom extraction?

The white, hard substance in the socket after a wisdom tooth extraction is part of the healing process. As the gum heals, a white film will cover the hole.

When is the most likely time to get dry socket?

After tooth extraction (wisdom teeth removed)

Why wont my socket heal after a tooth extraction 3 weeks ago and is now heavly infected?

Sometimes bacteria gets in the socket or there is a small piece of extracted tooth left in the socket. It is important to be treated with an anti biotic to heal your infection.

Should you use ice or heat to ease the pain of an infected wisdom tooth area?


Can impacted wisdom teeth become infected?

yes, because bacteria can get down into the impacted tooth and cause it to become infected. I would suggest going to the dentist to get it checked out.

Can you become infected after you have had a wisdom tooth out if you do become infected what can you do?

Contact your dentist at once. They will recommend a course of treatment that may include anti-biotic. Do this NOW. That can be a serious infection.

Why ear hurt after wisdom tooth pull?

Ear aches are one of the symptoms of dry socket. Get that checked out asap!

How long do I have to wait till I don't have to worry about getting dry socket after a wisdom tooth was pulled?

About two weeks.

How can you smoke cigarette after your wisdom tooth is pulled?

No if you do you will get dry socket and that is the most painful experience I ever had. Getting the wisdom teeth out was nothing compared to the dry socket. I fell down in the shower with pain and I had to go to the doctor everyday to get novacaine packed in my tooth it was so painful please dont smoke or drink through a straw after surgery.

A painful hole has developed in your gums where you had a wisdom tooth extracted over a year ago what is going on?

it is probably infected

How soon is it safe not to have a dry socket after wisdom tooth extraction?

Dry socket typically manifests itself within the first 3-5 days after tooth extraction. No smoking/sucking/spitting and restful activities will dramatically reduce the chances of developing pain.

I've Had one wisdom tooth extracted..can i work out?

Not for about 4 days until a blot clot forms in the socket. If it gets dislodged when working out you can get dry socket and it is not careful.

Can you kiss someone with an infected wisdom tooth?

While it is technically possible to kiss someone with an infected tooth, it is highly discouraged. The bacteria in that person's mouth could cause serious problems in people with compromised immune systems, or people who are already sick.

Is it necessary to take out a wisdom tooth that has a sinus infection?

Yes, Because I personally would not want a infected tooth in my mouth. I would like to get that tooth out because I would not want to have to deal with that breath taking pain.

Can an abscessed tooth cause sinus problems?

Definitely - specifically and upper wisdom tooth. Often the roots of wisdom teeth run into the sinus cavity and even some of the upper molars. If the tooth is abscessed and infected, it can cause serious problems. Infections in the mouth runs two ways, to the heart or to the brain. Always, get an abscessed tooth treated immediately.

Can you drink beer about 2 days after wisdom tooth extractionbtw im not taking pain pill?

No, drinking alcohol before the mouth is healed can lead to a dry socket. It usually takes 3-4 days for a mouth to heal after wisdom tooth extraction.

You took 1600 mg of ibuprofen will you survive?

I just my last 2 for an infected tooth socket, (dry socket) I have now had 16oomg...will write back tomorrow if alive...OF COURSE its ok!!!

What is a symptom of infection after wisdom teeth removal?

Some symptoms of infection after wisdom tooth removal can be severe pain ue to dry socket or puss draining out of whole.Im not a dr. but just from exsperiance.