Posted by: JP | 2007/02/27


Wisdom Teeth

Hi Doc

I had my wisdom teeth out about 10 days ago and my mouth is no longer sore (thank goodness) but where my teeth were there are big gaps/hoes in my gums. THese are sore but I am concerned because food gets trapped in them and although I rinse my mouth our regularly with salt water/mouthwash I am worried that these holes might be come infected. Is this normal or should I go back to the dentist who removed my teeth?


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Oral health expert

the gaos can take up to a few weeks to close. if you not experiancing any pain I wouldn't be too concerned

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Posted by: O | 2007/02/28

Hi - had mine out last year. Those gaping holes are quite normal. They will take a few months to start closing. All you can do is rinse and rinse some more. Try to avoid eating things that can make you miserable such as rice and nuts -they are a pain. If you keep rinsing you should get no infections

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