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Full tooth extracted. Used anesthetic, swelling in arm. Is swelling common in tooth extract?

had #32 extracted 3 days ago, anesthetic used xylocaine w/ epinephrine; 3 hrs after extraction started amoxicillin 500 mg (tid), percocet 5/325 mg (q6h prn), ibuprofen 600 mg (q8h prn); 4 hrs post extraction my rt arm swelled up, & yes, I may have slept on it, (tossing & turning); called the DDS, he stated go to ER & he never hear of such reaction; called ER, (I have MD friend), ER stated, prednisone, H2 blocker, benadryl, repeat & watch ; did that; now, 3 days later swelling to rt arm, rt cheek returned, pain diminished; had no ax to lidocaine, amox, ibuprofen or percocet ever; current ax: latex, nickel; no one heard of swelling post wisdom tooth extract?; if not ax to meds, since swelling is ipsilateral, (no trunk/leg involvement), what gives? any ideas?
Asked On : Tue, 29 May 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
It is highly unlikely that extraction would cause swelling in one arm. Even a reaction to the Local Anesthetic or any of the post operative medication would have been systemic i.e The reaction would not have localized itself to one arm.

You also have a possible history of possibly having slept on that arm. Most likely you may have unknowingly sprained or pulled a muscle. Rest assured that it has nothing to do with your extraction

Hope you feel better soon.
Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Arati C Koregol's  Response
never heard of arm swelling associated with extraction of tooth.
this can not be due to allergic reaction to drug as it could be generalised than localised to arm.
its better to conult a dm medicine for diagnosis.
take care.
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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