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Post wisdom teeth removal

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Posted by: Jada85  (7 years ago)
10 days ago i had 2 wisdom teeth removed. one was impacted. After 3 days i had minimal pain...swelling started to go away..no fever..however i had bad breathe and bad taste in my mouth..my dentist said it was normal healing and wait until 1 week checkup..i am somewhat of a hypochondriac and i couldnt wait so i went to another oral surgeon just to have a look...he looked and said it was infected..i was very confused as i had no pain or swelling and keep my mouth very clean..so he irrigated the socket with a green liquid and prescribed me antibiotics...which i took for 2 days before i got so sick i had to go to the hosiptal for stomach pain/upset. ..anyways i still went for my one week post op check my dentist said he wanted to see my extraction...after examining the extraction he said there was no infection and to stop the antibiotics..i was confused by two different diagnosis so i went to my moms oral surgeon (great doctor) who also examined the extraction and said there was no infection and to stop antibiotics...my question is...why would the oral surgeon say i had infection and the other 2 said i dont. now im confused about whats going on but my dentist reassured me there was no infection...still confused...as of today 10 days post op..i have no pain, no swelling, no fever and no bad taste or smell...how would i know 100% that there is no infection...i need to put my mind at ease..also i have a very small bump near extraction site..it does not hurt but i dont know what it is.
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10 days ago i had 2 wisdom teeth removed. one was impacted. After 3 days i had minimal pain...swelling started to go away..no fever..however i had bad breathe and bad taste in my mouth..my dentist said it was normal healing and wait until 1 week checkup..i am somewhat of a hypochondriac and i couldnt wait so i went to another oral surgeon just to have a look...he looked and said it was infected..i was very confused as i had no pain or swelling and keep my mouth very clean..so he irrigated the socket with a green liquid and prescribed me antibiotics...which i took for 2 days before i got so sick i had to go to the hosiptal for stomach pain/upset. ..anyways i still went for my one week post op check my dentist said he wanted to see my extraction...after examining the extraction he said there was no infection and to stop the antibiotics..i was confused by two different diagnosis so i went to my moms oral surgeon (great doctor) who also examined the extraction and said there was no infection and to stop antibiotics...my question is...why would the oral surgeon say i had infection and the other 2 said i dont. now im confused about whats going on but my dentist reassured me there was no infection...still confused...as of today 10 days post op..i have no pain, no swelling, no fever and no bad taste or smell...how would i know 100% that there is no infection...i need to put my mind at ease..also i have a very small bump near extraction site..it does not hurt but i dont know what it is.

You overreacted and caused yourself a lot of unecessary trouble and expense. It is hard to tell what is going on deep down in a socket a week post-op. A dry socket hurts like heck. We know it was not that.

You presented a confusing set of symptoms to another doc who did not do the extraction. Few docs want to say there is nothing wrong and it is all in your head. So the first oral surgeon wanted to show you he was "doing" something about your concern. Who knows, maybe the gums around the extraction looked suspicious or something. In reality, there was probably nothing wrong.

Next time, go back to the same dentist for post-op problems. Since he remembers doing the surgery, he will be the best to know if there is something wrong or not.

Bottom line is after a difficult extraction the patient will have some bad breath and bad taste for quite a while.
Posted 7 years ago
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Posted by: Jada85  (7 years ago)
Yeah i know thanks for your feedback...one more question...i have a small round bump on top of the site is this normal healing?
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Yeah i know thanks for your feedback...one more question...i have a small round bump on top of the site is this normal healing?

There will be many bumps and odd things until healing is complete about 3 months from now.
Posted 7 years ago
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