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Teeth filling got infected, pain in face, headaches. Tooth extracted. How to remove dullness on head?

3 weeks ago i had a routine filling at dentist which then got infected . went back to dentist as had alot of pain in my face and lots of headaches . He told tooth has an infection around it so need to take it out , he gave me antibiotics then a week later tooth was extracted . However i still have headaches and alot of tension on one side of my head. I feel cannot concentrate and cannot get rid of this dullness on my head . please help . thankyou
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Pain after tooth extraction can be because of any left over particle or due to traumatic extraction .

I would suggest you to get clinical examination of the tooth,

Take x-ray of the tooth to give the periapical condition of the tooth.

Headache can be due to use of antibiotics and analgesic prescribed to you .
A complete extraction wound healing takes place in 3 months but the pain go off completely in 3-5 days .
Take complete rest

Take tab combiflam TDS for pain relief .

Maintain a good oral hygiene .

Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

As you have mentioned you have got the molar extracted , i expect the wound has healed and closed completely.

Pain and swelling in this area is may be due to any remnants of the tooth or pieces of root left un extracted in the socket.

These remnants of tooth may undergo infection over a period of time and leads to swelling and pain in the affected side of jaw and head ache .

To confirm this i would suggest you to get an OPG radiograph done which will show the exact picture of the jaw.

if any remnants are seen , they can be removed surgically or any cyst or abscess can be treated by approaching a dentist .

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

The pain developed after tooth extraction may be due to dry socket formed.
I would suggest you to get a thorough clinical examination.
Frequent warm saline as well as betadine rinse may be helpful.
Complete rest is adviced.
An x-ray will help to rule out the infection spread into surrounding structures.
If abscess remains at the periapical area,it has to be drained and curetted.
Antibiotics and analgesics will help to relieve pain.
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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