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Pain after removal of back molar tooth. Taking Panadine. Have bad taste in mouth, tongue has fur covering, headache

Hi I had my back molar tooth removed 8 days ago and it is still throbbing constantly. Sometimes it s bad enough to take pain medication and other times it is not. 3 days after I had it done i needed panadine forte for two days to cope with the pain. I now have a funky taste in my mouth and my tounge has a thick fur covering it. My taste has gone a little and I have been getting headaches . I should mention the extraction took 1hr and 40 minutes. The dentist had to cut into my gum and eventually removed the tooth in 11 pieces. It was very traumatic!! I have been flushing it every day even using a syringe to make sure I get all the food out as the hole is very deep. Is it normal after such a bad extraction to have this pain still? I should also mention my stitches came out the day after the tooth was pulled and I had to go ba k and get new stitches which also came out the next day. Any advises or ideas on of this is normal or should I go back to the dentist or wait it out another few days. Thanks so much.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
Well, the healing process truly depends on each person.
This will give you time to rest, deal with any pain you might have, and to heal properly (assuming no difficulties arise after the extraction).
Also, when you get a tooth pulled, you will have a blood clot that will form in the pocket of where the tooth once was (this is what SHOULD happen). The blood clot is VITAL to the healing process. For a week or two, you need to be careful. Do not drink from a straw, smoke cigarettes, or drink hot fluids. This can cause the blood clot to come out and create what is called a "dry socket" which can be EXCRUCIATINGLY painful. You CAN drink warm fluids, just not hot. If you happen to be a smoker, try to cut down as much as you can. If you smoke a cigarette, take a piece of gauze, cut off a strip, fold it in half, and tuck it up where the tooth was pulled. This will at least be SOME protection for the blood clot, though it still doesn't guarantee that it won't come out.
Using an ice pack on that side of your face will help with pain. After the first day, you can alternate between cold AND warm compresses.
Of course, be sure to follow any instructions your dentist will give you.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome ,

Your clinical history suggests you had a truamatic extraction of the wisdom tooth that has ended up into complications .

Wisdom tooth is often tilted and impacted in the jaw bone and its removal is often time taking and complicated this leads to delayed wound healing post extraction , inflammation of the surrounding tissue and jaw bone and sometimes may also lead to development of DRY socket.

i would suggest you to consult a dentist and get the examination done , if it is dry socket the extraction socket needs to be curretted and disinfected .

zinc oxide eugenol pack is applied over the wound and replaced every 2 to 3 days till the symptoms subside.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend.

thanks for sharing your concern.

since your extraction had been a traumatic one, it will take little more time to heal. do not worry at all,stress delays your healing will be fine soon.

i would suggest you to visit your dentist once for post extraction follow up, so that he can see the healing socket and evaluate.

A case of dry socket should be ruled out you have mentioned about altered taste sensation in your mouth and tongue coating too.

meanwhile maintain good oral warm saline rinses too it helps reduce oral infection.

after clinical evaluation only suitable treatment can be started.

hope it helps.

Answered: Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

As per the details ,its clear that you had undergone a traumatic extraction.

The gums surrounding the extraction socket may be teared completely which will delay wound healing.

Frequent warm saline rinses has to be gargled.

Obtundant dressing using ZOE/IODOFORM PASTE has to be done.
Maintain good oral hygiene to prevent food accumulation at the extraction socket area.

Headche ,fever and the associated symptoms you experience are usually followed by tooth extraction.

Please intake plenty of water and fluid.

Take complete rest for 1 week.

Suturing will enhance wound healing,so get the suturing done.

Meanwhile,take complete course of antibiotics-analgesics prescribed by your dentist.


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