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Wisdom teeth removed, sore throat, hard to swallow, pain in jaw, neck and ear. Reason?

I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed a week ago tomorrow....after surgery my throat was severely sore I figured it was due to the sedation. And the next day it was harder to swallow and everything...the last 3 days under my right side of my jaw my neck and pain into my right ear.and under my tongue is on severe pain. Ibuprofen is not touching the pain. My mouth itself is not sore at all. I tried calling my surgeon and never got a call back. Any suggestions of what this could be or what I could do to get rid of this pain. Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Severe pain after saveral days of extraction suggests the infection in the extraction socket which is called 'A Dry Socket'.
This happens because of one or several reasons and is most common complication after wisdom teeth extractions.

Some tips for you:
1. Use mouth wash to clean your mouth 3-4 times a day or use warm water ( add 1 tbs of salt in a glass of water)
2. Take your antibiotics medication properly
3. smokes quite smoking until the extraction wound heals completely
4. Please visit your dentist as only home care would not help you. Your dentist would clean the wound and give a dressing. Which would give you a relief from pain.
5. Until then don't touch your extraction site.

Take care.
Answered: Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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