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Burning cheek, pain. Had teeth pulled. Done alveoplasty. Should I ask for pain management?

I had alveoplasty on Monday and its now Saturday. The oral surgon mentioned that I had nerves close to my nasal cavity and jaw bone that may cause problems. I had 5 upper teeth pulled and the pain is till excruciating. Most of the day I have a throbbing pain and my cheek feels as if its buring. What should I tell the surgeon when I call him to ask him for more pain management?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Hello there, pain for the first three days is considered normal. Since it's already been a week, pain could be attributed to infection in that area. Please mention if you have any swelling? If so there are chances for the canine space infection. Visit your oral surgeon and get yourself evaluated.
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read your problem,First of all i would like to tell you that pain after alveoloplasty for 7-10 days are normal and healing will take 30-45 days.
Your surgeon must be prescribed medicines after surgery for 5-7 days and you should follow all the given instructions.
So i will suggest you visit back to your dentist and get the examination done.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care
Dr. Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Neha Sumra's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that pain after surgical procedure for 7 days is normal & complete healing takes around a month in such cases.If other symptoms are present like swelling or any discharge than it can be due to some space infection.
I would advise you to take prescribed medicines & wait for complete healing.
Still if problem persists than go to your dentist.

Take Care
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Burning sensation occurs when the nerve is damaged or is injured during the tooth extraction. Nerves are responsible for sensation in the tongue and lips and may get affected while giving the anesthesia. The nerves may get squashed, bruised or stretched which could result in numbness.
This kind of nerve bruising is usually not permanent but in the rarest of rare cases it might be permanent as well. The temporary phase might go on for a long time and may last from several days to several months. No one can actually say how long the nerve will take to get rid of the nerve bruising and come back to its normal mode of functioning.
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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