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Fever, vomitting after extraction of wisdom tooth. On painkiller. No infection. What could it be?

My daughter is 18 years old and had 3 wisdom teeth out last Wednesday. Tuesday she developed a low grade fever and vomited. Its now thursday and still has a low grade fever and just vomited a brown like substance.. She has been taking advil since last wednesday for the pain. I ve been back to the oral surgeon several times and he assured me that she did not have an infection .. What could possibly wrong then?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
HELLO AND WELCOME,

Since your daughter has undergone wisdom teeth extraction,the symptoms associated are usually occuring.

There is development of dry socket which shows fever,headache,brown discolouration of extraction socket.

I would suggest you to gargle warm saline rinses frequently.

Obtundant dressing using ZOE/iODOFORM gauze is usually done.

Antibiotics-analgesics has to be administered.

Maintain good oral hygiene to enhance wound healing.

Please do not touch the area using fingers.

Take complete rest for a minimum of 7 days.

hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome ,



Extraction of wisdom multiple wisdom teeth is often associated with post complications like fever ,nausea and vomiting.



After extraction , the healing process starts and there is increased salivation due to which you may feel nausea and vomiting.



Due to reduced apetite and low intake of diet you may feel hyperacidity and vomiting . Fever can be reactionary symptoms or sometimes infection of the extraction socket may lead to pain and fever.



Continue with the course of antibiotic and analgesics prescribed to you along with paracetamol .

If the symptoms do not subside in 3 to 5 days you need to consult your dentist.



i hope this helps ,



take care.

Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
Hello,

I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.



Extraction of wisdom multiple wisdom teeth is often associated with post complications like fever ,nausea, dizziness and vomiting

After extraction , the healing process starts and there is increased salivation due to which you may feel nausea and vomiting.

Due to reduced apetite and low intake of diet you may feel hyperacidity and vomiting . Fever is reactionary symptoms or sometimes infection.

Continue with the course of antibiotic and analgesics prescribed to you

If the symptoms do not subside in a week you need to consult your dentist



Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.

Regards
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query,
you might be having infection.
Although having a tooth pulled is usually very safe, the procedure can allow harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. Gum tissue is also at risk of infection. If you have a condition that puts you at high risk for developing a severe infection, you may need to take antibiotics before and after the extraction.
Continue to brush and floss your teeth, and brush your tongue, but be sure to avoid the extraction site. Doing so will help prevent infection.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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