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Fever, aches and fatigue after wisdom tooth extraction. Worried about septicemia or endocarditis

I had wisdom teeth extraction four days ago
. Was running a temp today, which has now come down, and feeling unwell. Aches, headache and very tired . These symptoms appeared about two days after my surgery . I has Iv sedation . I'm worried about septicemia or endocarditis? Am
I over reacting . I saw my dentist
Today to address my symptoms and he didn't seem worried . Stated my extraction sites were not infected . Should
I see a MD?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for writing,

All you need to do is relax. These symptoms are sometimes seen after a normal minor surgery. As you told, you were given general anesthesia, please give some time for yourself to recover.

Fever can also normally occur after a stressful procedure, and just as it came down, you will recover with other problems also with time. Just continue with the antibiotics or analgesics whatever are prescribed by your dentist.

Septicemia or endocarditis are risk factors if you have undergone any previous surgeries or have any congenital heart problems or valve replacements. In that case the doctor prescribes you with antibiotics before the procedure itself.

Take sufficient rest and relax to have a fast recovery. You only need to see a physicist if symptoms persist even after taking adequate rest.

Stay healthy,
Thank you.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
hi Mr Rhondartremblett,
thanks for asking your query
As you have your surgery done 4 days before so such symtomps are normal after wisdom tooth extraction as there might be little bit trauma and tissue manipulation .Your doctor has also said there is no infection at the extraction no need to worry just take antibiotic,analgesic and rest you will be ok.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

I would like to tell you that wisdom tooth extraction is often associated with post extraction complications like fever, pain, swelling, prolonged numbness , difficulty in mouth opening.
Dont worry about the symptoms they will subside after sometimes.
You will not develop septicaemia or endocarditis.
You can take tab paracetomol 500 mg for fever and headache.
Follow the post operative instructions given by the Dentist properly.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash gargles.
Take complete rest and relax.
You will be fine soon.

Take Care.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
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Write your answer hereHello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Extraction of wisdom multiple wisdom teeth is often associated with post complications like fever ,nausea and vomiting
After extraction , the healing process starts and there is increased salivation due to which you may feel nausea and vomiting.
Due to reduced apetite and low intake of diet you may feel hyperacidity and vomiting . Fever can be reactionary symptoms or sometimes infection of the extraction socket may lead to pain and fever.
Continue with the course of antibiotic and analgesics prescribed to you along with paracetamol .
If the symptoms do not subside in 3 to 5 days you need to consult your dentist
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Answered: Thu, 2 May 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, weakness 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: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for posting your query.
Since your symptoms are usually associated with post extraction of wisdom tooth,I would suggest you to no need to be panic.
The fever,headache,will subside once the extraction socket heals completely.
Take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Gargle frequently using warm saline and betadine rinses.
Avoid anxiety and stress.
Take rest for a minimum of 7 days.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
As your dentist said that there is no infection so nothing to worry.
You may take one course of higher antibiotic to prevent possibility of having complications as a prophylactic measures after consulting your doctor.
Usually there is a trend to give antibiotic to prevent infection or any other problems.
Do warm water or Listerine gargles.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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