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dry mouth triggered by wisdom teeth extraction

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 13, 2007
  • 06:52 PM

I had my wisdom teeth taken out in May, and my mouth has been hurting ever since. For a while, the gum on the left side of my mouth wasn't healing so the dentist gave me some antibiotics. Since then, I have felt like my face is uneven and my tongue doesn't fit into my mouth properly. My mouth tends to stick to the roof of my mouth or to the left side of my mouth, such that a bit of a sucking noise occurs when I move it. When I sleep, my mouth gets really dry and my tongue sticks even more. Also, when I floss my teeth or use mouthwash, it gets even worse. Any ideas on what the problem could be? I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping because of this.

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  • I had my wisdom teeth taken out in May, and my mouth has been hurting ever since. For a while, the gum on the left side of my mouth wasn't healing so the dentist gave me some antibiotics. Since then, I have felt like my face is uneven and my tongue doesn't fit into my mouth properly. My mouth tends to stick to the roof of my mouth or to the left side of my mouth, such that a bit of a sucking noise occurs when I move it. When I sleep, my mouth gets really dry and my tongue sticks even more. Also, when I floss my teeth or use mouthwash, it gets even worse. Any ideas on what the problem could be? I'm having a lot of trouble sleeping because of this.I too had some (4) wisdom teeth removed (11 days ago) and my follow-up appointment went very well. 5 days after the follow-up and it's day 11 and my mouth when I wake up is very dry.... My tongue is irritated on the top and my taste buds in the front are swollen. My upper gums just around the middle teeth are sore and my right eye this morning was very red, watery and irritated (I'm not so sure if the eye and mouth irritations are linked). Anyways... I flush out the sockets with warm salt water and brush my teeth after EVERY MEAL (even at my work place) and the gums around the sockets look normal and I have no pain from those areas, but since breathing with my mouth more since my surgery I'm wondering if my mouth irritations are caused by being more dry or by all the warm salt water rinses over the last week, plus the flushing out the sockets with the warm salt water.... or could it be the more solid food diet that I am now just getting back to that could be irritating my gums and tongue? I hope I'm not getting an infection :( ANY IDEAS ?????
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  • I just had 3 teeth pulled a little over a month ago ( 1 was a wisdom tooth) and I am experiencing MANY of the same symptoms you are having. Did you ever find out what was causing it?
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    • September 10, 2015
    • 06:05 AM
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