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Pain in the teeth and numbness in the mouth after removing a tooth

i just had a tooth pulled i know the tooth was infected because when i touched it the pain was bad. I explained this to the dentist before she pulled it and she said not to worry. As she was pulling it out i felt alot more then pressure i kept telling her it felt like she was pulling on a nerve not just pressure. I then started to feel pain in my bottom teeth the back one. I told her this and she just said she dont know why I'm feeling that pain. She was working on the top molar. Now it has been over two hours since i had this done and the pain i'm in is unreal it feels worse then when i had the tooth in and now my bottom tooth is hurting to my mouth is still numb and I'm in all this pain I don't know what i should do.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome,

Extraction of tooth sometimes ends with complications like pain and swelling post extraction .
usually it takes 7 to 10 days for the extraction wound to heal and close completely provided if there is no infection .

After extraction antibiotic and analgesic coverage is must to prevent infection of the extraction site and to promote healing.

i would suggest you to start with a antibiotic and analgesic course consulting your dentist , which helps in subsiding the swelling and relives post extraction pain.

follow all the post extraction instructions and rinse the mouth with lukewarm saline or antiseptic mouth rinse.

Numbness developed is due to the anesthetic solution injected in the oral tissues before extraction .
This sensation is temporary and it subsides with time dont worry.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Pain, swelling, numbness, fever, nausea are common complications after tooth extraction.
Numbness is due to the use of local anesthetic solution at the time of extraction of tooth,
It will take 4-5 hours for all the sensations to become normal.
If it persists for more then 12 hours you visit to the concerned Dentist and get the checkup done, take an x-ray of the tooth to see if there are any chances of broken tooth piece left or dry socket.

As the infection was deep, you might be having pain, take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic, follow the post extraction instructions given by the Dentist properly.

Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day,
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily this will promote healing and promote infection.
Avoid habit of smoking, if present as it delays wound healing process.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

The pain usually will not be effective when local anaesthesia is given prior to tooth extraction.
The tooth may be infected during the extraction was done and the LA may not have worked,resulting in severe pain.
At THIS POINT OF TIME,please do apply cold packs on the affected site.
To promote healing,betadine and warm saline rinse may be helpful.
Complete course of antibiotics-analgesics has to be taken.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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