After a tooth extraction, patients can expect to have minor bleeding and slight pain when the anesthesia wears off, according to WebMD. People who have had a tooth extraction should eat soft foods and avoid drinking with... More »

For the first day or two after a tooth extraction, it is best to eat soft foods, recommends St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After that, patients can eat any foods they feel comfortable having. More »

Experiencing a bad taste in the mouth after a tooth extraction is commonly the result of the formation of blood clots or food becoming caught in the hollow extraction site, according to Dr. John V. Shroyer. The taste is ... More »

The pain after the extraction of a tooth normally begins to decrease four hours after the procedure, according to WebMD. Immediately after the extraction, the anesthetic keeps pain in control. Dentists often suggest over... More »

After any tooth extraction, patients should rinse the oral surgical area with warm salt water and a gentle swishing action to prevent infection and promote healing according to the International Dental Health Foundation.... More »

If you develop dry socket after the dental extraction of a permanent adult tooth, the pain generally starts three to four days after the tooth is removed. The most common complication after tooth extraction, especially a... More »

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Symptoms of dry socket include pain that develops a couple of days after a tooth extraction, a whitish opening instead of a blood clot and an unpleasant taste and smell in the mouth, according to WebMD. Pain may radiate ... More »