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Fractured Molar Extraction :(

Hi vent away, you get all sorts of funny tastes after extraction that is part of why I hate the after effects. I can understand how being an hour in the chair has knocked your confidence, if would shake most of us up. Try using ice packs on your cheek at the side of the extraction it will help with the swelling.

I hope you don't regret writing how you feel down on here because we have all been there and when we look back at our threads it shows us how far we have come with our dental visits and you will too. This has just happened and you will feel better soon, I promise.

If you could try some soup, one without any bits in like tomato you will be surprised how much better it makes you feel, it helps with the strange tastes you are getting too. Angel delight is a favourite with a few people on here too after extractions. I like drinking oxo cubes too as this gives us a nice taste and feels like we have had something other than liquid. The salt water rinses do nothing for our tastebuds either.

The last time I had a tooth out I concentrated on keeping my tongue at the opposite side of my mouth, I was so glad when my tongue got used to it not being there any more. I have a bridge over the gap now which is brilliant.

You will start to feel better over the next couple of weeks, try not to let this next few days get you too down. You are safe from dry socket 72 hours after the extraction.

Have a safe journey back to uni :grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::hug5::butterfly:
 
I'm feeling a lot better after drinking something, I've hardly been able to get any liquids in my mouth due to fear of either dislodging the clot or just getting pain! Just wish the swelling would go down so the adjacent tooth would stop feeling so tender and vulnerable. Feels massive in my mouth, and any time my top tooth touches it it's really uncomfortable/painful. Can't wait for this all to be over!
 
Update: 83 Hours (ish) since the extraction

Experiencing pain when I'm not taking painkillers, but it's not unbearable. Painful, but not to agonising or severe levels, but painkillers rid the pain totally. Discomfort of cheek against my gum seems to be getting better, and the swelling feels like it's going down. Not getting the rotten taste quite as much, haven't had it so far today. Continuing with the salt water rinses, once to twice a day at the moment, and managing to drink soup (tomato) out of a mug. The extraction site looks healthy, slight white around the hole. Last night I even had a slightly itchy feeling around the area, which I'm told is quite a good sign! Adjacent teeth aren't feeling quite as tender, but still nowhere near ready to bite anything.

Now if my tongue could just get used to not having the tooth there, I can talk properly!

Might all seem quite redundant, but I know I've been scouring the forums looking for similar stories, and this could really put someone's mind at ease later on in time!
 
I am glad that things are finally starting to slowly go back to normal now. I am sure that your account of the after effects of extraction will put a few peoples mind at rest when they find themselves in the same position.

All the best to you :butterfly::butterfly::butterfly:
 
Does anyone have any idea how long it'll take the adjacent tooth to return to normal again? Right now it's worrying me more than anything else in my mouth! It just seems so tender, and almost like it moves when bitten down on, just so unstable. It doesn't move (I've watched it in the mirror!) but I just wanna know how long it took most people to feel normal in their own mouths again.
 
my extraction was nearly 2 months ago and my tooth in front of the extraction site still doesn't feel normal to me and I can not say that I am used to the huge gap that my tongue spreads into.
 
When did you start eating normally again? 5 days on the pain'd getting lesser each day, but the tooth just feels so weird. Still tender.
 
When did you start eating normally again? 5 days on the pain'd getting lesser each day, but the tooth just feels so weird. Still tender.

depends what you mean by "normally" ? I still don't chew anything more substantial than scrambled eggs or bread on that side. I think it was 3 weeks after the extraction when I started to chew soft foods on that side.
when a tooth is pulled you also lose some bone and gum tissue which makes the tooth in front of and behind an extraction site more sensitive.
 
depends what you mean by "normally" ? I still don't chew anything more substantial than scrambled eggs or bread on that side. I think it was 3 weeks after the extraction when I started to chew soft foods on that side.
when a tooth is pulled you also lose some bone and gum tissue which makes the tooth in front of and behind an extraction site more sensitive.

I'll still be chewing on the other side primarily, probably for several months to come as I'm pretty paranoid about either breaking the adjacent tooth or getting anything stuck in the hole. I'm just concerned about the tooth coming OUT or breaking! Probably sounds ridiculous, but it's a scary thought. Also, any tips for freshening my breath a little bit? It's ridiculous! :)
 
I'll still be chewing on the other side primarily, probably for several months to come as I'm pretty paranoid about either breaking the adjacent tooth or getting anything stuck in the hole. I'm just concerned about the tooth coming OUT or breaking! Probably sounds ridiculous, but it's a scary thought. Also, any tips for freshening my breath a little bit? It's ridiculous! :)

at about 3 weeks the inside of your mouth is healed enough that the hole is closed. there will still be an indentation where your tooth used to be but it will no longer be an open hole where food can get stuck. you will be able to chew soft foods without anything getting trapped.
it is possible for the bone loss to make your neighboring teeth a bit loose at first but not enough to fall out.
I didn't have any breath or taste issues other than the first day when you are not allowed to brush and the first few days when everything tasted like blood
have you been put on antibiotics? certain antibiotics cause bad taste in the mouth
 
at about 3 weeks the inside of your mouth is healed enough that the hole is closed. there will still be an indentation where your tooth used to be but it will no longer be an open hole where food can get stuck. you will be able to chew soft foods without anything getting trapped.
it is possible for the bone loss to make your neighboring teeth a bit loose at first but not enough to fall out.
I didn't have any breath or taste issues other than the first day when you are not allowed to brush and the first few days when everything tasted like blood
have you been put on antibiotics? certain antibiotics cause bad taste in the mouth

Had antibiotics before, but not after. I haven't been brushing, that won't have helped my breath. So, the neighbouring tooth problems are pretty normal? Just painful and unstable. The actual HOLE feels basically fine.
 
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