Cough has become more worrisome after this during and after Covid-19 era. Publicly, coughing has become primary concern for you and people around you. You might get a wisdom tooth removed or multiple wisdom teeth removed and you start coughing. Should you scared? Is this complication of surgery. Let us discuss and address the issue.

Cough after wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom tooth might cause a lot of discomfort, pain and difficulty in opening the mouth. It might be associated with bad odour.

In such conditions, wisdom tooth removal is considered by Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon. Wisdom tooth removal involves cutting jaw bone in which the tooth got stuck and some effort. Patient is advised to follow some post-op instructions after tooth removal. As the tooth removal  involves great deal of effort, there is every chance of throat and adjacent tissues get irritated.

Usually, Cough and wisdom tooth extraction are not related. 

But having cough after wisdom tooth extraction is not helpful. Blood clot after wisdom tooth removal helps healing. But cough may disturb and dislodge the blood clot resulting in, may be, Dry socket.


A cough is a reflex that helps to keep your lungs clear and clear debris and irritants from airways. It occurs when your lungs, throat, or nose are irritated. During cough, your diaphragm contracts and air is forced through your throat. The air then hits the mucus in your throat, causing it to be expelled.

Cough may happen due to an infection, allergies, smoke, or a foreign object in your airway.

Is cough good or bad

Although it can be annoying, coughing is actually considered a good thing – body is working to keep your lungs healthy. But coughing is not healthy all the times. There are some situations where coughing can be harmful.

Types of cough

There are two types of coughs: dry and productive. A dry cough does not produce any mucus, while a productive cough does. Treatment for a cough will vary depending on the underlying cause.

Coughing for more than a week could be a sign of a more serious problem.

If you are coughing up blood or having difficulty breathing, you should immediately consult a doctor right away.

Cough after wisdom tooth extraction

Cough after wisdom tooth extraction may disturb the blood clot and healing. So, it is better to consult a doctor. If you feel severe pain, bad odour, or white bone like area in the extracted site, then Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon must be consulted immediately.