There Is Still A Small Hole In The Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Evening doctor, I am a 23 year old female and 1 week ago I just had surgery on my upper and lower wisdom teeth for the right side. Right now the sewing thread has been removed, but when I looked, why is there still a small hole in my wisdom tooth? Is it dangerous if I eat using this part of the tooth? Because I’m afraid there will be small food stuck in the gum hole.rnThank you.
Hello Velline, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.
The hole at the site of the wisdom tooth surgery could be a dry socket, or an empty cavity in the extraction area due to a loose blood clot. Normally, after surgery, the blood will clot which will protect the nerves and underlying bone, and help the growth of new bone and surrounding soft tissue. However, if this blood clot is released, it will form an empty cavity that leaves the bones and nerves unprotected, causing severe pain. In addition to dry socket, the possibility is that the tissue has not been fully fused after surgery. This does require healing time, depending on the condition of each patient. If you experience very severe pain, you should check this with your dentist.
In the meantime, you should eat foods that are soft, not rough, not hard, and not too hot to avoid getting worse. Routinely gargle with warm salt water. Brush your teeth as usual but be more careful where there are holes. If within 3 days it gets worse, you should check with your doctor. If it improves, then you should start practicing chewing again while still being careful.
Here is a link about wisdom teeth and dry socket, you can read it for additional information. That's it, I hope it's useful.
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