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Pain in the neck, ear and gum after wisdom teeth removal. Need cure

I had my wisdom teeth out in aug 2010 since then i have been getting pain on the right hand side, i get tooth , gum and ear pain and my neck and glands also is in pain. i have seen specialist who have done xrays etc, been given drugs to get rid of pain but none of them have worked. i am getting really frustrated now as the pain is unbelievable at times and is affecting my worklife and sociallife.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello there ,

As you have mentioned you got your wisdom tooth extracted 2 years back so we cannot expect any infection arising from the wisdom tooth removal .

The problem of pain in the ears ,neck and other areas may arise if any residual piece of tooth or one of the roots of the wisdom tooth is left extracted in the socket, these residual piece may under go infection and spread to adjacent structures.

This can only be confirmed by clinical examination and x ray evaluation .

i would suggest you to get an OPG radio graph done which will sow the picture of entire jaw , accordingly treatment can be planned.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth extraction is not a simple procedure , it is somewhat complicated and there are often post extraction effects like pain , swelling , difficulty in mouth opening , fever , malaise .

There could be a chance of some broken root piece left in the socket to rule out this you can visit to a Dentist
I would suggest you to take an OPG x-ray.

Pain can also be because of ear infection, for neck pain you need to get a checkup done by a physician .

Take tab amoxiclav 625 mg twice , tab zerodol twice
also take multivitamin tablets and antaacid like rabeprozole 20 mg all this for 5 days .

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

The extraction of wisdom tooth is a tough procedure.
Post-operative complications are commomly associated with this.
Please take complete course of medicines.
Avoid stress.
Complete rest is adviced.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Frequent warm saline and betadine rinse may be helpful.
Obtundant dressing of socket using ZOE/iodoform gauze can be done.
Take care.
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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