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Had pilonidal sinus excision surgery with disposable sutures. have vacuum dressing, pain in teeth. Had antibiotics. Treatment?

I am just after having pilonidal sinus excision surgery with disposable sutures and currently have the vacuum dressing and in the days following I have had severe pain in my teeth, worse when chewing food to the point that it is unbearable to chew. I was on antiobiotics for a cold- sore throat, cough, blocked nose at the time. I have extremley dry mouth no matter how much I drink and following the surgery and painful tongue also.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Thanks for asking the query,

I would suggest you to visit the Dentist and get the checkup done, take an x-ray of the infected tooth
after complete healing of your surgical wound you can start with the dental procedures.
Follow the post operative instructions properly, maintain a good hygiene.
Xerostomia makes the oral cavity suseptible to any kind of infection consult your treating doctor for detailed clinical examination.
Maintain a good oral hygiene avoid alcohol, carbonated drinks and smoking as this may worsen the condition.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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