dental care


Question by  Leah42 (35)

What are some signs of infection in tooth extraction?

I just got a tooth extracted and want to watch out for infection.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

Be careful not to get any food in the open hole, but if you start to experience swelling in the area of the extraction, then chances are that you have an infection. You should have gotten some penicillin from the dentist.


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

The first sign would be pain, if you have any pain go to your dentist and get it checked out. You could get a piece of food in the extraction site or you can get an infection.


Answer by  qwe123 (78)

Infections in your gums are generally accompanied by a strong pain. If you begin to experience pain that is clearly not just a simple toothache and does not go away, see your dentist. You might also notice unusual redness or whiteness in the gums.


Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

Look out for red, irritated or inflammed gum tissues. If you have a bad taste in your mouth, it could be infection. If you see a "pimple" on the gums, this could be a drain for infection.

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