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Excruciating jaw and ear pain post tooth extraction, have congestion and canker sores. Pain relief measures?

I had part of a tooth extracted 3 days ago that had previously had a root canal then crumbled out. The pain in my teeth has decreased but I now have excruciating jaw and ear pain. I also am congested and got several canker sores in my mouth. My dentist said that there wasn t any infection in the tooth. Any ideas how I can get out of this pain? Ibuprofen 800 and Lortab still leave me unable to sleep or eat and on the verge of tears . Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.

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 irrigation of socket will help to remove the debridement.
Do not irritate the area using finger/toothpick as it can delay healing.
Maintain good oral hygiene.

You may take Diclomol and hopefully your pain should subside.

In addition icing the part might give added benefits. If the pain persists or any of these mentioned symptoms arises, it warrants attention by your doctor to rule out localised infection.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wishing you good health.
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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