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Wisdom teeth extracted, painful, swelling, redness, yellow pus. What is it?

I got my 2 lower wisdom teeth extracted 5 days ago, and the one on the left side has been fine, didnt experience a lot of pain since i got it removed, but the one on ym right side, even though the bruising and the swelling has gone down as the days passed, it has gotten very painful. A Few hours ago looked at my stitches And noticed Reddish with a slight bit of yellow oozing out. The more i press my cheek, he more it oozes out. What should do? I'm going out of stay tomorrow evening for 4 days, is there anything I can do before I leave?!
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Hello dear
According to the information provided by you it seems as if the area of right side of wisdom tooth got infected so there is ozing of pus or discharge.Better to consult your dentist.In the mean while start doing rinses with betadine mouthwash and warm saline rinses.This will give you relief.You can take painkillers for temporary relief.
Dr. Amit K. Gaba
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,
The pain and pus discharge is due to the dry socket developed at the extraction socket area.
Frequent spitting of saliva has to be avoided.
Take plenty of water and fluids to keep yourself nourished.
Warm saline and betadine gargle can be done.
Rinse your mouth after every meals to prevent food lodgement.
Take complete course of antibiotics.
Dressing the socket using iodoform gauze/zinc oxide eugenol has to be done.
Take care
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth extraction is not a simple procedure and often associated with post extraction complications like pain, numbness, difficulty in mouth opening, fever, numbness.

There are chances that the extraction wound get infected due to food lodgement, or there can be chances of some broken root stumps left in the socket, to rule out this take an x-ray.

Follow the post operative instructions given by the Dentist properly,
Take warm saline gargles 3-4 times a day, use chlorhexidine gargles twice daily.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain'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.

As you have mentioned your left side is healing and right side of the jaw is oozing yellowish discharge , i suspect there is infection in the extraction wound on left side with abscess formation.

i would suggest you to get the abscess drained and socket curretted . 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.

i hope this helps,

take care.
Answered: Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bhaskar.B's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM
It is because of infection in the area where your wisdom tooth has been extracted.
This might be due due a condition called DRY SOCKET.
If you find a sharp bony spicule with your tongue kindly vist your dentist immediatly which he will polish and advise you medication.
If you dont find any sharp bony edges the you can do SALINE GARGLING with lukewarm water added with a pich of salt and then continue with medicatoin for another 3 days.
donot use your brush in that area to clean jus use your finger to clean that area and maintain a good oral health.
wishing you a good health
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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