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Unbearable pain after tooth extraction. Pain in the jaw, neck and ear. Need to see a doctor?

I got upper left side tooth 27 extradite about 2 hours ago. Since this morning have had 6 ibprofen w codiene to no avail I have unbearable pain in extraction site, upper and lower jaw through to my neck and ear.. So bad considering going to closest ER because it s that unbearable- worse than dry socket pain I ve had in the past
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Post extraction symptoms are pain , swelling , numbness , difficulty in mouth opening , fever, malaise and nausea is generally seen.therefore do not be apprehensive at all.

Relax and please follow this, if possible.

Just have ice cream or ice cold water slowly placing it on extraction socket.

Do this repeatedly.

Do not spit or gargle.

If possible take analgesic intramuscular injection for immediate relief.
Do not take more analgesics.

Hope this helps.

you will be fine soon.

Take care.

third get some analgesic injection I/M
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshul Agarwal's  Response
if you are having pain to this extent then consult your dentist asap and switch to inj. Voveran 3ml every 12 hrs or inj. contramal every 12 hrs till pain subsides . oral pain killers wont help .
start luke warm saline rinse with betadine 5-6 times/day for 5 days and hot saline compression over the face on that area 5-6 times/day for 5 days.

Reason for this may be :

1. Left out root piece.

2. damage to the adj. tooth.

3. traumatic extraction leading to damage nerve/bone.

an x ray is required and based on it further treatment will be planned.

after x ray if there is no root piece then a sedative dressing may be placed ( Znoe or alvogyl )

Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

After extraction of the teeth , it is strictly instructed to the pateint to avoid smoking , alcohol and consumption of hot and spicy food stuffs for 3 to 5 days till the primary healing is completed.

Heat application by hot foods stuffs , smoke or even hot water over the open oral wound delays the healing process and leads to pain post extraction.

There are great chances of DRY socket if the normal healing of the wound is delayed .
blood clot from the extraction socket is dislodged and the socket bone is exposed to the oral environment leading to dry socket condition.

i would suggest you to follow post extraction instructions given by your dentist promptly.

Start with a course of antibiotic and analgesic for 5 to 7 days to prevent infection and relieve the symptoms of pain.

i hope this helps,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Jyoti Luthra's  Response

please dont panic at all.

first dont take overdose of analgesics.

second have ice cream plain/ take ice cold water ,put in mouth, place towards extraction site and swallow. do this after every thirty minutes DO NOT SPIT AT ALL.

third get some analgesic injection I/M
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Extraction of tooth is often associated with post extraction effects like pain , swelling , numbness , difficulty in mouth opening , fever, malaise , nausea .
You dont have to worry about the symptoms .

A complete extraction wound healing takes three months .
But pain go off completely in 3-5 days .
There could be a chance of some broken root piece left in the socket or a dry socket to rule out this visit a dentist get clinical checkup of the socket , take an x-ray of the tooth.

Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic .
Follow the post extraction instructions properly.

Take complete rest .
Start taking tab amoxiclav 625 twice tab zerodol twice for 5 days.

Use lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times a day, use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice , eat soft diet , avoid eating hot and spicy food.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The best solution will be to go BACK TO THE DENTIST...
There could be NERVE INJURY - now being manifest, as the local analgesic effect is wearing off

Take care! - You may end up with complications from NSAID (pain-reliever).
Cold compress and alternative drugs could help.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

The pain experiencing post extraction may be due to-

Severe infection at the extraction site.

Traumatic injury.

The pain can be relieved by frequent warm saline rinse,
betadine gargle.

Avoid stress,anxiety.
Take rest as much as possible.

Maintain good oral hygiene.

Apply ice-packs.

Avoid food lodgement at the extraction socket area.

Hope this helps.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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