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Pain while coughing after wisdom teeth extraction

Hi, I got my wisdom teeth out a week ago today. I had dry sockets and was in a lot of pain. Yesterday I began feeling like myself again but woke up not really having a voice and I was frequently coughing...I have been coughing for the past day or two and it really hurts in my throat . It s not a very active cough...a little bit of mucus but not much. Am I just getting sick? Is this normal? And what do you do for a painful cough? Thanks!
Sun, 28 Aug 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
A dry socket is a complication of surgical removal of wisdom tooth. A dentist should be consulted and a sedative packing should be kept in the socket which should be replaced regularly. Use warm saline gargle 3-4 times daily for better healing. Your cough could be due to a infection of the respiratory tract and not due to the wisdom tooth removal.
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Manish Gupta's  Response
There is no corelation between ur toth extraction and the new problem that u are facing now. It seems that u are suffering from a sore throat. Start with warm saline gargles alongwith betadine gargles 3-4 times a day. Visit ur physician and take a course of antibiotics. Also make sure that ur socket of extracted tooth is healing well.
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