A 22-year-old female asked:
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i had a complicated tooth extraction last wednesday and it still hurts a little sometimes, it smells and taste bad but not too much. its that normal?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is normal: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. Take care.
Answered on May 27, 2014
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: Complicated extraction that still hurts and has an odor --- It may be normal or you may have a dry socket or infection. See your dentist or oral surgeon who removed the tooth for an evaluation.
Answered on May 27, 2014
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