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Wisdom tooth extracted. Having pain in the face, neck, swelling in the throat, sinus pressure in the same side. Infection?

So i got a wisdom tooth pulled a week and a half ago... Im really wanting to chew n what not on that side but im still babying it... My deliemma is my face and neck hurt the muscles r swollen even in my throat , i also have alot of sinus pressure all just on the side the tooth was pulled... Im curious if maybe i have a bad ear infection or infected area where the tooth was pulled?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there and welcome,

Under normal conditions extraction socket of wisdom tooth takes 7 days to heal completely. As you present symptoms of swelling on face, neck and throat, i can suspect some secondary infection due to lodgement of food debris,improper cleaning and poor oral hygiene. secondary infection presents with formation of abscess that spreads to spaces of face and neck . other possibility can be dry socket, which is caused by dislodged blood clot leading to inflammation of exposed alveolar bone. visit a dentist soon and get it confirmed. mean time you can have antibiotic augmentin 625mg and diclofenac with serratiopeptidase enzyme tablet twice daily,this will subside your swelling and relieves pain, take care.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

after wisdom tooth extraction,the pain and swelling is common.

there is also chance of dry socket.

take warm saline gargle frequently.

dressing using iodoform gauze has to be done.
maintain good oral hygiene.
please do not allow accumulation of food debris in that area.

Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Pain after wisdom tooth extraction can be there because of infection of tooth extraction socket or can occur because of TMJ dysfunction after tooth extraction. During teeth extraction, mouth has to be kept open for a long time which can lead to TMJ problem and jaw pain after extraction. Pain can also be there because of normal healing or can occur because of dry socket in which blood clot is dislodged and causes severe, radiating pain. Food accumulates in relation to tooth extraction socket which can cause secondary infection can also lead to pain. Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. You can visit your dentist for evaluation. If pain is because of dry socket, then medicated dressing and pain meds will be given to you and if there is TMJ dysfunction, then physical therapy, heat therapy, muscle relaxants and occlusal splints may be given to you by your dentist. By the time you visit your oral surgeon, keep extraction socket area clean and take the meds as prescribed.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
first of all some more information like weather wisdom tooth was upper or lower, or it was a traumatic extraction or not, how much carious it was is necessary.
because if it was a traumatic extraction than it will take some time for complete healing, and any food lodgement may cause pain.
i will advise you to maintain proper oral hygiene, start up with warm saline rinses and betadine rinse.
take painkiller like ibuprofen (sos).
you can visit to your dentist for further assistance.
thanks & take care
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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