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Suggest treatment for severe sore throat after wisdom teeth removal

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Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2015
Question: I have a terrible sore throat after my wisdom teeth removed. Its terrible and I can't even talk or swallow because its hurts so much.. It's been 4 days after surgery and is it ok to have a sore throat like that?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Post surgical inflammation, aphthous ulcer, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
As far as the throat infection you are describing is concerned, i have two possibilities. It can be because of the post surgical trauma that has resulted in inflammation around the extracted tooth. The other possible cause can be aphthous ulceration secondary to stress and the trauma caused during wisdom tooth removal.
These two cause can result in pain and swelling around the wisdom tooth are and throat region.
Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physician and get it evaluated. Mean while you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxycillin and metronidazole combination(if you are not allergic). You can also take analgesics like diclofenac and antiinflammatory drugs like serratiopeptidase, these drugs reduces the pain and swelling around the extracted site. Please note that all these are prescription drugs.
These symptoms are quite common following surgical removal of the tooth. Nothing to worry, it will subside in another 3 days. Continue to do saline gargling.
I hope my answer will help you, take care. If any queries are there reply me back.

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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (37 minutes later)
What day do you think I'll be fully recovered? Some people say that they already go to work on 4th day.
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
within 7 days. You can go to work

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback. You can go back to your work 2 days after extraction. All the symptoms will completely subside by 7 days. Pain and limited mouth opening and difficulty in swallowing will be there for 7 days after extraction or till you get the sutures removed ( if they have put non absorbable sutures. Nothing to be panic. You will be fine in 2-3 days. Do saline gargling and you can go back to your work.
I hope I have answered your query.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (14 hours later)
I also got 2 Mouth ulcers today. Do you think it has anything to do with my wisdom teeth pulled out?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
traumatic or aphthous ulcer, medication

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feed back.
These ulcers can be secondary to trauma caused by your teeth (bitting with teeth when that area was numb). The other possible cause can be aphthous ulcer secondary to trauma or stress following wisdom tooth removal.
Nothing to be panic. It will heal in 5 days. Mean while you can use topical anesthetic like lignocaine and topical analgesic like choline salicylate.
Do saline gargling. I hope my answers will help you. Take care.
If any queries are reply me back.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (12 hours later)
I also got a flu on the top of wisdom teeth recovery. I felt like crap so I took ibuprofen and IC oxycodone HCL 5 MG so I can fall asleep at least. Is it too much to take? In addition to that, I can't breath from my nose so my mouth is always open and super dry...do you think its dangerous for my open wounds in the mouth which are holes after my wisdom teeth got removed?

Sorry for asking so many questions, I just go through hard recovery..
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
adverse effect of oxycodone, saline rinse

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feed back.
For the flu and pain you can just take ibuprofen, The dryness and breathing difficulty is adverse effect of oxycodone. You can stop taking oxycodone. The holes or socket created by the extraction will get closed completely by 2-3 weeks. Nothing to be panic. It is not dangerous, just keep you oral cavity clean by rinsing your mouth soon after eating anything. You can ask as many questions as possible nothing to ask sorry for that.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (8 minutes later)
ibuprofen doesn't really help so I got so tired of pain and took oxycodone too. I don't usually take it much but I am really tired and want to go to sleep. It seems like oxycodone took all the pain away... What are the side effects of oxycodone?
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
adverse effects, substitutes

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feed back, the main adverse effects of oxycodone is its addicting effect and allergic reactions to this drug can cause swelling of the lips, face and eye lids. The other adverse effects includes, nausea, gastritis, respiratory problems, dryness in the mouth.
Any how you have taken the drug, in future try to avoid this drug. There are other substitute drugs like diclofenac that is also effective in reducing the pain. You can take that.
I hope i answered your query.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (8 hours later)
I just ate some scrambled eggs and part of eggs got stuck in the holes. I rinsed with salt water and they're still there. What do I do???
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Rinsing, brushing, floss, interdental brushes

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The egg particles which are stuck in the hole or in between teeth can be cleared by thorough rinsing or it can be removed by brushing or using interdental brushes or dental floss(if it is in between teeth).
If you fail to remove, then consult a dental surgeon and get it removed.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (1 hour later)
I also wanted to ask you if it ok that my breath smells just terrible. Everyone in my family noticed it and I'm just confused when will it go away...
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Answered by Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Gum infection, scaling, oral hygiene maintainence

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback. As far as the bad breath is concerned, it can be because of the gum infection secondary to deposits or the other possible cause can be a decayed teeth which results in retaining the food particles and result in bad breath.
Nothing to worry, it is a simple issue. Consult a oral physician and get the scaling done (cleaning) & maintain oral hygiene there after. You need to brush your teeth twice daily and rinse your mouth soon after eating anything.
I hope my answer will help you. Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: Post surgical inflammation, aphthous ulcer, medication Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. As far as the throat infection you are describing is concerned, i have two possibilities. It can be because of the post surgical trauma that has resulted in inflammation around the extracted tooth. The other possible cause can be aphthous ulceration secondary to stress and the trauma caused during wisdom tooth removal. These two cause can result in pain and swelling around the wisdom tooth are and throat region. Nothing to be panic, consult a oral physician and get it evaluated. Mean while you can take a course of antibiotics like amoxycillin and metronidazole combination(if you are not allergic). You can also take analgesics like diclofenac and antiinflammatory drugs like serratiopeptidase, these drugs reduces the pain and swelling around the extracted site. Please note that all these are prescription drugs. These symptoms are quite common following surgical removal of the tooth. Nothing to worry, it will subside in another 3 days. Continue to do saline gargling. I hope my answer will help you, take care. If any queries are there reply me back.