Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Why do I have sensitivity to cold after a wisdom tooth extraction?
Some patients report cold sensitivity after a wisdom tooth is extracted. If this occurs it usually is coming from the tooth directly anterior to the extraction sight. If the root area of that tooth is more exposed after the extraction it can feel increased cold sensitivity. Also if the tooth anterior to the extraction sight has been luxated (wiggled) during the extraction it can experience an increased sensitivity to cold. Usually this sensitivity will gradually go away.