Mario Tuchman, DMD, MD  
New York City, NY

Specialties: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Interests: Zirconia Dental Implants
Private Practice New York City
(212) 813-1780
New York, NY
My Posts
What you are describing sounds very routine, particularly if the teeth extracted were partially or fully erupted. It can take up to 6-8 weeks for the holes to fully close. You should be able to eat normally and use any rinse that you prefer. You can also ask your doctor for a small plastic syringe to help irrigate the area directly. Information contained wit...
I do not recommend riding this out. Pain, hearing changes, drainage and fevers are a way of your body telling you something is wrong. Although this might very well be unrelated to your upper wisodom teeth, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. DrT
I would recommend consulting with a Facial Pain specialist as well.
Numbess of the tongue is a rare complication in regards to dental implant placement. Being that it's lasted for at least two weeks now, I would ask your dentist if he could refer you to an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for a clinical evaluation. With a complete history including location of injections, type of local anesthetic used, and proper imaging...
Although it is difficult to be certain without seeing you clinically and evaluating the radiographs, I would probably agree with your oral & maxillofacial surgeon and not lose any sleep over this. Particularly because you did not complete endodontic treatment for that tooth and the lesion or infection that was there in the first place probably never resol...
did you mean antibiotic pills? what is your question?
To be honest with you, it's very difficult to visualize what you are trying to describe. However, to answer your question, most orthognathic surgery patients are first treated by an Orthodontist who positions the teeth to what their final position should be.
It's difficult to determine without seeing it clinically, but as long as the pain & swelling decreases each day you are headed in the right direction. It can take 4-8 weeks for it to "fully heal" and you would note any scarring after that. Too early now. How much antibiotics do you have left?
It sounds like you and your dentists have tried everything. The smell is probably either due to chronic food collection or an infection. It's not unheard of to have minimal or no pain with a failing implant. Radiologic changes can also take months to appear on dental x-rays. Was there any improvement at all during the 28-day course of antibiotics? In...
Just to clarify, I meant: "You being a smoker, I understand". I do not smoke and neither should you.