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Excessive pain in the jaw that extends to the ear after tooth extraction. No relief with painkillers. What can I get rid of it?

Three days ago I got a decayed tooth pulled that already had a crown. The tooth broke during extraction and the dentist had to do extra drilling and pulling to get the entire tooth. Since I have had pain in my gums which I expected but I have had severe pain in my jaw that runs all the way up to my ear. Do you think the dentist could have pulled or ripped my jaw muscle during the extraction? The pain I feel is debilitating, I cannot find relief... the pain killers that were prescribed does nothing to help. Just wondering if there is anything I can do to get relief and sleep again.
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Dentist, Orthodontics 's  Response
sometimes the tooth breaks while extracting and has to be taken out by extra procedure.
this is exactly what happened in your case.
as you said that you got it extracted three days back the pain should not have been this severe by this day.
according to me you have developed dry socket at the extraction site .
except for the pain that you are having there is nothing to worry.
take any painkiller and try to sleep , first thing in morning visit your dentist and get the dressing done in the dry socket.
along with a fresh course of antibiotics.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome To HCM
You might have undergone traumatic extraction which might have involved bone exposure & that's the reason you experience pain. In such cases there are many post extraction effects that are seen like:-
-difficulty in opening mouth
You don't need to worry for any of these symptoms.
Take some rest & start with amoxiclav-625 twice a day along with zerodol-SP twice a day.Also take some multivitamin & antacid like rabeprazole 20 mg if acidity persists.Take all this for 5 days because
Along with that start warm saline rinses 24 hrs after extraction.This will help in healing.
Consult your dentist if problem persist.

Take Care
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

hello and welcome,
since you had a complicated extraction procedure,the pain and difficulty will be more in such cases.
the extraction socket and surrounding tissue may be completely worn out.
you need more care and rest to heal the socket soon.
the pain also can be due to arise of dry socket.
obtundant dressing using zinc oxide eugenol and iodoform gauze should be given.
dressing must be changed daily.
take warm saline gargle frequently.betadine irrigatio
n of socket will help to remove the debridement.
please do not irritate the area using finger/toothpick as it can delay healing.
please do not spit forcely.maintain good oral hygiene.
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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