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Wisdom, other tooth pulled out, face swollen. How to avoid this?

Hey I have gotten my 4 wisdom an 1 other tooth pulled out on Monday4-8-2013 an I have been in pain sense the doctor didn't put me to sleep he just gel me up an went to pullin but my right side of my face has gone down good an quick but my left side still swollen an it hard as a rock under my Chen an on side of my right face I can eat no food I have eat sense I had this done its had to sollow an the in side of my mouth is white so can I get help on wats goin on thanks
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Extraction of wisdom tooth often 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.

maintain good oral hygiene to prevent infection and condition of dry socket.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The pain and swelling may be due to development of dry socket.
Frequent warm saline and betadine gargle may help.
Irrigate the extraction socket area using sodium hypochlorite and hydrogen peroxide solution.
Avoid intake of hot/spicy foods.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics too.
Take adequate rest and avoid anxiety.
Rinse your mouth after every meals to avoid food lodgement.
Use chorhexidine mouthrinse to prevent bacterial accumulation.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth extraction is always associated with post operative complications like pain, swelling, difficulty in mouth opening, fever, malaise.

You dont worry about the symptoms as it will subside after sometime.
A complete extraction takes three months to heal. But the pain will go away in 3-5 days.
You take complete rest and follow the post operative instructions given by the Dentist properly.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Use lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily to prevent infection and promote healing.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

Post operative swelling and pain is common finding.

Do not worry ,just follow post extraction instructions not spit often.

Do not gargle or rinse your mouth vigorously.

Take complete course of your antibiotics and analgesics.

Also it is nice to visit your dentist for follow up,post extraction.

Meanwhile take plenty of fluids and semisolid nutritious diet .

Maintain good oral hygiene by doing warm saline rinses slowly.

Hope it helps.


Take care.
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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