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Complication while extracting wisdom tooth. Had labryinthitis, could be due to dental surgery?

I had a particularly complicted bottom wisdom tooth extration in mid April. The recover took some weeks and in that time i had two lots of antibiotics due to the complications in recovering. My jaw was incredibly brusied and face swollen which took over a week to go down. I had a extreme vertigo attack, followed by nausa, dizziness , exhaustion and unsteadiness when walking in mid june and was my doctor said i have labryinthitis for which i am taking betahistine but the symptoms are not much improved after 3 weeks. My question is could the dental surgery have caused labryinthitis or similar symptoms, for which i may need different treatment? Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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The following raise your risk for labyrinthitis:
Drinking large amounts of alcohol,Fatigue,History of allergies,Recent viral illness, respiratory infection, or ear infection,Smoking,Stress,Use of certain prescription or nonprescription drugs (especially aspirin)..
henceforth your post-operative stress, some meds, and post-operative infection-in third molar region which is close to inner ear can also cause labyrinthitis..
avoid smoking.. have good nutritional diet..
avoid frequent change in body position.. and some mutivits with cynocobalamine can help in healing.. Severe symptoms usually go away within a week. Most patients are completely better within 2 to 3 months, it will take time to heal up completely.. Continued dizziness is more likely to last in older patients.
consult an ENT surgeon and follow all the instructions and complete your dose prescribed..
take care..
Answered: Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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