Jawbone Protruding After Wisdom Tooth Extraction?

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Good afternoon .. r n r nA month ago I pulled out my wisdom graham tooth … after that there were no other painful symptoms .. r nAfter a month the jawbone where the wisdom tooth was pulled out looks like it stands out and is barely protected by the gums .. r nWhat to do? r n r nThank you

1 Answer:

Hi Sasongko,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Wisdom graham teeth generally erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. This eruption can run smoothly, but it can also cause various complaints, for example inflammation of the gums, severe pain around the gums and jaw, jaw stiffness, difficulty in chewing food, difficulty opening the jaw, speech problems, and so on. This condition can occur usually due to impactions, inappropriate direction of wisdom tooth growth, too small jaw shape, infection, and so on. In cases like this, further treatment is needed, one of which is the removal of the wisdom teeth which causes the problem.


After wisdom tooth extraction, recovery generally lasts about 1 to 4 weeks. It seems that the protrusion of the jawbone that is not protected by the gum may occur due to the failure of a blood clot to form at the site of the tooth extraction, or in the medical field it is called a dry socket (alveolar osteitis). This condition is more common in the early weeks after tooth extraction, although it does not rule out the possibility that it will also occur 1 month after tooth extraction as you experienced. As a result of this condition, sufferers generally will feel very intense pain, or also discharge of pus and an unpleasant odor from the site of the tooth extraction. Dry socket is more prone to occur if:

The wisdom tooth surgery that you underwent before had a high level of difficulty
If you do not properly adhere to the post-extraction recovery procedures as recommended by your doctor,
When you smoke
If you are more than 25 years old

Apart from being a dry socket, it is also possible that a whitish mass resembling bone that you are really referring to is not really bone, but food scraps or pus that arose from infection.


A direct assessment by a dentist is required to identify this condition. Therefore, don't hesitate to visit the nearest dentist directly .. If it is true that your complaint occurs due to a dry socket, then the doctor can clean the dead tissue that filled the tooth extraction pocket and then cover it with a special medicine which can be replaced periodically until the complaint is healed with perfect.


At this time, it is best to avoid touching the bony protrusions that appear and always keep your teeth and mouth clean. Avoid brushing your teeth or rinsing too hard, especially on the side of the tooth extraction.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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