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Not feeling well after extraction of wisdom teeth

I had all four wisdom teeth extracted seven days ago and still feel not quite right in my head (groggy/woozy). Is this normal and how long will it take to feel normal again? I am 29, 5ft 10, 11stone and take fluoxetine 20mg 1x per day
Fri, 10 May 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
Yes, it is normal.
Extraction of 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...
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Wisdom tooth extraction is often associated with post extraction complications like pain, swelling, fever, malaise.
You dont worry about the symptoms as they will subside after sometime.
Follow the post extraction instructions given by your Dentist properly.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash gargles.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Multiple extraction of wisdom tooth often ends with complications like pain and swelling 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.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hi James,

Post-extraction of wisdom tooth is usually associated with complications like-
Fever,headache,nausea,dry socket etc.
Normally 2 weeks time required for complete healing of socket since you had got all the 4 wisdom teeth removed at the same time.
Use warm saline and betadine rinse to gargle.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Brush and floss your teeth daily.
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Avoid anxiety and stress.
Take complete rest.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Sushma Rajesh's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

I understand that you underwent impaction surgery. Impaction surgery involves bone trimming so there are associated symptoms like pain and swelling post surgery. Were you apprehensive or tensed about surgery? The feeling of weakness can be because the surgery itself is a little taxing and post surgery you need to be on liquids.If the symptoms persist I advise you to check with your physician

Take Care
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Thanks for asking query,
Wisdom tooth extraction is a complicated surgery and is often associated with swelling , pain , fever, dry socket , numbness in tongue , lip and check of the same side.
I suggest you to visit dentist get it clinically and radio graphically checked,maintain oral hygiene, gargle with warm saline water 3 to 4 times a day , take tab augmentin 625 mg twice , tab ebility thrice use antiseptic mouth wash. avoid stress.
hope this will help you.
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
do you have this problem after your wisdom tooth extraction? from when are you taking fluoxetine? have the extraction wounds healed properly? are you under medication other than fluoxetine?. expecting reply to answer. take care.
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
Welcome to health care magic forum
Healing takes it own time ,so don`t lose heart thing will improve with week or two
Wish you good health
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
dont worry, generally 7-10 days are needed for proper healing after wisdom tooth extraction. Just try to maintain good oral hygiene and things will be better in a day or two... if the problem persists than arrange for a visit to ur dentist for a followup!
take care...
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Dentist Dr. E. Bharathikannan's  Response
hello james,
dont worry about the swelling if wound is healing properly. swelling is always expected after extraction of wisdom tooth since little bone may be cut off while extraction. your woozy feel in your head may be probably due to fluoxetine, it is an antidepressent. if wound is healing progressively dont worry you will be alright soon. and about flouxetine, it has many adverse side effects please consult your physician and follow that drug on his prescription alone. take care.
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