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Cheek swelling, foul-tasting and smelling discharge, tremendous pain. Lorcet, antibiotics taken. Teeth extraction. Suggestions?

Just had my (all four cut out, lower two impacted) wisdom teeth removed 1 week and 1 day ago... I have full, if not more developed, swelling of the cheeks (particularly around the lowers). There is a sometimes brown, sometimes green, sometimes yellow, foul-tasting, foul-smelling discharge that leaks from the tooth site slowly over time. Once I was pressing an ice pack into the swollen cheek area under my jaw and above my neck and caused a bunch to squirt out of my lower left side extraction site, which I promptly expelled.
I'm still in tremendous pain, but it is somewhat alleviated by Lorcet. I called the office and they insisted I not come in to see them when it was "for sure not a dry socket or infection." It will be fine this is perfectly normal they told me. I am on no antibiotics... I am concerned that my doctor/dentist sucks. What do you think about this?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Normally after wisdom tooth removal some complications arise such as:
a.Bleeding and oozing
b.swelling
c.dry socket
d.nerve injury etc.

According to your case presentation their might an infection or pus discharge.

Maintain good oral hygiene and rinse your mouth well.

The complications such as swelling,bleeding and oozing of fluid will reduce within a week to ten

days.

Its better you give a visit to the dentist once if it gets too much complicated or severe.

Hope so this helps you out.

Thank you.




Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hello,
You had your impacted teeth removed just recently. It seems like there is an infection over the site. Take warm saline gargle 3-4 times daily for 1 week. You would require antibiotics which cud be prescribed by your dentist. The swelling will subside in 2 weeks time. Consult an Oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Keep your oral cavity clean by brushing twice daily.

Regards
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical history i suppose that you have developed pus and infection at the extraction site this can be due to contamination of the healing wound with food and bacteria or presence of any left over root particle in the socket leading to re-infection.
I would suggest you to visit the concerned Dentist get thorough clinical examination done take x-ray of the region, left over root particle can be removed with surgical procedures.
Start with the course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, take lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouthwash rinses twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Extraction of wisdom tooth often ends with complications like pain and swelling post extraction .
usually it takes 7 to 10 days for the extraction wound to heal and close completely provided if there is no infection .

After extraction antibiotic and analgesic coverage is must to prevent infection of the extraction site and to promote healing.

according to your history i suspect you have developed and abscess in the extraction site that needs to be drained so please visit a dentist and get the needed done.

i would suggest you to start with a antibiotic and analgesic course consulting your dentist , which helps in subsiding the swelling and relives post extraction pain.

follow all the post extraction instructions and rinse the mouth with lukewarm saline or antiseptic mouth rinse.


i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Extraction of wisdom tooth often ends with complications like pain and swelling post extraction .
usually it takes 7 to 10 days for the extraction wound to heal and close completely provided if there is no infection .

After extraction antibiotic and analgesic coverage is must to prevent infection of the extraction site and to promote healing.

according to your history i suspect you have developed and abscess in the extraction site that needs to be drained so please visit a dentist and get the needed done.

i would suggest you to start with a antibiotic and analgesic course consulting your dentist , which helps in subsiding the swelling and relives post extraction pain.

follow all the post extraction instructions and rinse the mouth with lukewarm saline or antiseptic mouth rinse.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello,
Post extraction of wisdom tooth usually shows symptoms like fever,headche,nausea ,which usually lats for 7-8 days.
You can gargle frequently with warm saline and betadine gargle.
Dressing the socket using iodoform gauze can relieve infection.
Rinse mouth after every meals.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Take complete course of antibiotics.
Avoid stress and anxiety.
Take rest for another 1 week.
I wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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