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Had wisdom teeth removed. Headache, feeling hot, no fever. Taken Ibuprofen. Should I take another course of action?

hello, I just had all four Wisdom teeth removed three days ago. So far everything has been going fine and i haven t been in too much pain. However, a few hours ago i started feeling not quite right. My head started hurting (not terribly though) and I feel very hot. I took my temperature but do not have a fever . I decided to switch to ibuprofen from my prescribed medicine today, so I was wondering if I should switch back, or take another course of action
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that wisdom teeth extraction is not a simple extraction.Its somewhat complicated surgical procedure & there are many post extraction effects that are seen like:-
-prolonged numbness due to local anaesthesia effect
-difficulty in opening mouth
You don't need to worry for any of these symptoms.
Take some rest & start with amoxiclav-625 twice a day along with zerodol-SP twice a day.Also take some multivitamin & antacid like rabeprazole 20 mg if acidity persists.Take all this for 5 days because ibuprofen is very mild analgesic.
Along with that start warm saline rinses 24 hrs after extraction.This will help in healing.
Consult your dentist if problem persist.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there
thanx for query
its always better to stick to the doctor's prescribed medicine in proper dosage and duration as they know your case and medical history.
self medication may or may not create problem but should not take risk when it comes to health.
visit dentist again , may be the dosage is little higher for your body weight. so he might decrease the dosage or change to milder ones.
its your doctor's call.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there....was any surgical procedure carried out to remove the wisdom teeth or was it a conventional method? Diclofenac is the best anti-inflammatory.... Your discomfort in the head might not be attributed to the removal.... any pain from the extracted socket then go for the medication...dont worry....
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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