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Have gum infection after pulling tooth. Have pain in esophagus and cheek. Cure?

My dentist put me on this antibiotic, because of a gum infection that started up after pulling the tooth . I am finding that I have more pain at the site, spreading into the cheek, Also, I am experiencing moderate pain in my esophagus , from the adams apple to below the breast bone. It is a strong cramping feeling, and I generally feel rotten. Is this caused by the clindamycin HCL?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hello and welcome,

The gum infection and pain post extraction is due to the development of dry socket.

Usually this occurs in traumatic extractions.
i would suggest you to take frequent warm saline gargle.

Irrigation of the socket using betadine and hydrogen peroxide may be helpful.

the socket can be dressed using ZOE/IODOFORM PASTE to enhance healing .

Please take complete rest,avoid stress for a minimum of 7 days.

meanwhile take complete course of antibiotics.
maintain good oral hygiene.
take care.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
thanks for asking the query,
if your doctor has prescribed you you with clindamycin hcl , if he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effect, tell your doctor immediately if you are developing any side effects.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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