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Wisdom tooth pulled, pain in jaw line. What should i do?

Hi I had my left top wisdom tooth pulled going on 5days ago and it was a simple pull and grab technic and he did not give me any antibiotics to take after words and though I haven t had a whole lot of pain I m starting to have a little discomfort and pain below my jaw line down towards my throat should I be alarmed and go to emergency because it will be another 2days before I can get seen by my dentist and this has been going on since yesterday and today
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Pain , swellling nausea , fever are common complications after wisdom tooth extraction.
If the pain is very intense and does not go away in few days it can be the sign of dry socket .

At home eat a soft diet ,
Maintain a good oral hygiene .
Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day.

Visit to your Dentist and get complete clinical evaluation done.

take tab odoxil 500mg TDS , tab brufen TDS for 3 days .

Hope this helps out.

Regards..
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello sassy,

Thanks for writing in.

Pain,swelling,fever,malaise,headache are the usual symptoms associated with post-extraction of wisdom tooth.
Adequate rest has to be taken for a minimum of 7 days.
Avoid stress,anxiety.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Antibiotics has to be administered to enhance wound healing.
Frequent saline gargle may help.
Since you had not taken antibiotics,please do visit a dentist as soon as possible .
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome,

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.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome,

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.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Geoffrey Ward's  Response
Hello and thank you for your question.
You shouldn't be alarmed unless you have difficulty breathing or swallowing. Pain and swelling increases until about day three and then goes down after this point.

Best regards.

Dr. Ward
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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