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A 53-year-old female asked:

severe ha cont x 2 weeks post left upper molar extraction, had infection. was prescribed antibiotic, advil, (ibuprofen) norco. should i be concerned?

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Dr. David Feig
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Try a teabag: what you describe could be dry socket syndrome. It does not respond well to antibiotics. I would place a dry teabag over the empty tooth socket and see if you get any relief. If not then yes you should check back with dentist
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
2 weeks post ext: Have you returned to the surgeon for a post-op exam? If you are still having discomfort after two weeks, you should have it checked by the surgeon. If you are having severe pain, you may have a dry socket, which will need to be packed with dry socket medication.

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