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Tooth was extracted. Pus in periapical region & submandubular space got infected. Took taxim. How to cure?

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i got my toot extracted 3 days back with slight swelling
now i am unable to open my mouth as i visited y dentist he is saying that there is pus in the periapical region
and my submandubular space got infected he prescribed me taxim o iv bd and metrogyl 500 mg td chymotrypsin bd still my swelling did not subside
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
The swelling and pain is due to the development of dry socket at the extraction socket area.
Frequent warm saline and betadine gargle may help.
Dressing the socket using zoe/iodoform has to be done.
Maintain good oral hygiene to prevent accumulation of food debris.
Ice packs can be applied on the swelling region.
Avoid anxiety and complete rest is adviced.
Abscess if present has to be drained and curetted.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Drainage of the periodontal abscess is done along with the extraction of the tooth.
There are chances of any left over tooth particle or any remnants of infection causing abscess formation in the extraction socket and periapical area.

Visit to a Dentist get clinical evaluation done , take an x-ray to confirm the diagnosis,

Maintain a good oral hygiene, use lukewarm saline water gargles 3-4 times daily, avoid eating of hot and spicy food, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles.

Take tab amoxiclav 625 mg and aceclofenac twice for three days.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Extraction of the tooth is done along with drainage of the periodontal abscess involved with the tooth.

Once the abscess is drained the area is curretted to remove all the irritants and the socket is compressed.

any remnant infection in the socket may lead to spread of abscess in the periapical and submandibular area.

you need to get an x ray done the affected area to confirm the presence of infection, approach a dentist for the treatment.

i would suggest you to go for symptomatic treatment at home like gargling with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like chlorhexidine or betadine.

continue with the course of antibiotic Augmentin 625mg along with analgesics like aceclofenac two times daily for 3 to 5 days .

i hope this helps,

take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

As a general principle, pus anywhere must be drained...
Your dentist will be the best person to see and advise...

Your medicines are excellent / it is question of time..
Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs can help to reduce the inflammation and pain

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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