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Prescribed antibiotics for complications after wisdom teeth removal. Should I go to a specialist?

Hello, My husband had his widsom teeth removed on Thursday and he experienced several complications. When they removed his widsom teeth they cut a part of his gum and the side of his lip. They had to give him stitchs and he is supposed to return on Friday. They prescribed a antibotic every 8 hours but I am concerned of the possible long term effects. I have read online where people have died from getting their wisdom teeth removed and I am very concerned and I am not sure if he should go to the same office or see a specialist as they dont seem to know what they are doing.
Asked On : Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Antibiotics are very necessary after extraction of any tooth most commonly it is given only for five day its may be two times in day or three times in day it is depends on the types of antibiotics .in the case of wisdom tooth extraction there is some complication are seen most common are swelling on the respected side it may be subsided with in two to three day .if you take proper medicine at the time and worm saline rinses done 4-5 times in day there is no requirement to meet the specialist for this case.
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that wisdom teeth extraction is not a simple extraction.Its somewhat complicated surgical procedure & there are many post extraction effects that are seen like:-
-prolonged numbness due to local anaesthesia effect
-difficulty in opening mouth
You don't need to worry for any of these symptoms. Get your stitches removed after a week.
Take some rest & start with amoxiclav-625 twice a day along with zerodol-SP twice a day.Also take some multivitamin & antacid like rabeprazole 20 mg if acidity persists.Take all this for 5 days.
Along with that start warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day & betadine gargles.

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