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Pain in the dry socket after extraction of tooth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I need to know how to get rid of the pain in my healing dry socket. The clot has formed and everything is continuing as normal but the pain is unbearable. I have tried, Lortabs, Percocets, drinking cold liquids, Excedrine Extra Strength and warm compresses.
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello, please see my symptoms above.
Doctor :   have you taken any pain killers ?
Doctor :   mean NSAIDs ?
User :   what are those?
Doctor :   they are group of anti inflammatory drugs , higher than acetaminophen ( lortabs )
User :   are they available OTC without a prescription? I need something that's going to get rid of the pain now.
Doctor :   yes, IBUPROFEN 400 mg twice a day after food for three days will get you rid of the pain
Doctor :   also apply clove oil it will give some relief
User :   I have heard that clove oil eliviates the pain fully. Is the the case with most patients? I have been in severe pain since my surgery so you can imagine how badly I want to rid myself of the pain in my jaw!
Doctor :   IBUPROFEN will surely help
Doctor :   do not apply the clove oil over the socket rather apply it over the gums it will bring down the pain after some initial irritation
User :   so apply it to the outside rim of the socket NOT inside the socket?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   I have read reports as people applying the clove oil directly into the socket.
User :   Or could that cause the clot to go away?
Doctor :   do not apply over the socket , the initial irritation could be presented as pain
Doctor :   no , the clot not be disturbed
User :   Ok, so is it safe to apply DILUTED clove oil into the socket?
Doctor :   yes, fine
Doctor :   it not dangerous though
Doctor :   but it may cause initial irritation
User :   Could that potentially reduce the pain more than simply applying to the exterior gum lining?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Ok, so applying the clove oil combined with ibuprofen should alleviate nearly all of the pain?
Doctor :   yes, for sure
Doctor :   may take time , atleast a day or two
User :   It will take a day for the relief to take affect?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Then the relief with be mostly, if not completely gone?
User :   Ok, one last thing - May I ask where did you attend medical school?
Doctor :   India
User :   What was the name of the school?
Doctor :   In Karnataka , M S Ramaiah medical college
User :   Ok, thanks for all your help. That will be all.
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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