Wisdom tooth extracted. Pain not relieved after 4 days. Normal? - Online Doctor Chats
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This is the first time I am using this feature on this site, so, I am not sure if I have come to the right area...
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I had a couple of questions with regards to my experience with a recent wisdom tooth extraction, now, I am not sure about your specialty, is there a way you'll be able to help me with my questions?
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Sure...thanks, here are my concerns...
I had a rather painful procedure Wednesday last in extracting my wisdom tooth which was only part visible
Now, more than 4 days hence, I still have the same amount of pain and the pain is more pronounced around the lower jaw (the tooth was extracted from my lower left) so much so that I find it difficult to even open my mouth
is this something normal..?
The pain can persist for 4-6 days usually.
But if associated with any pus from the site or with difficulty in opening the mouth, you may have to be reviewed by the dentist.
You can use warm water mixed with salt to gargle.
Oh, alright..in my case, the pain in the jaw is more pronounced than the pain at the site of the procedure...So, you advise that I get it reviewed by my dentist again..?
That will reduce the swelling and pain.
Are you on any antibiotics now?
Yes, I was on Antibiotics (I was prescribed Augmentin), till yesterday..But, I am still on analgesics as I am not able to bear the pain otherwise
Are you doing gargles with saline water?
Not yet, I wasnt aware I could try it, maybe, Ill give it a try few times till I dentist again, hopefully, it will help with the pain a bit
Sure it will.
Alright Thanks for your time and your advise, I appreciate your help!
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Hope I have been able to alleviate your concerns.
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