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Is Sharp Head Pain And Excessive Salvia Normal After Tooth Extraction
After tooth extraction I have this headache for more than 2 weeks now, my head is pounding specially when down at night I can hear my head pounding like a hearbeat, and now I can feel heat in the back of my neck and at the back of my body my head is very
See your PCP: There are a number of things that can cause a headache to develop after extraction. Often after a tooth extraction you are prescribed opiates (e.g. Vicodin) Headaches are one of the side effects associated with opiates. Another reason could be caffeine withdrawal, stress or cervicogenic headache. Regardless, see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
After 2 weeks of tooth extraction I have this throbbing headache, jaw numb,neck is very hot and my back,head pounding 24/7?
Possible Infection: Please call your surgeon ASAP for a follow up. ...Read more
Is slight yellowing of extraction site and light yellow oozing normal 3 days after tooth extraction? Most oozing occurs when I sleep ,head elevated.
Please advise if it's normal to not be able to feel almost half of your face after being injected by anesthesia (for tooth extraction)?
Local anesthesia: Injections of local anesthesia for dental treatment not only numb the teeth but surrounding tissues. Especially using what we term a "block" injection will numb large areas of the face. It usually wears off in about 3-4 hours but may last longer depending upon the specific local anesthesia used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not lock jaw: Lock jaw is a lay term for tetanus. You do not get tetanus from a tooth extraction. You can get infection of the tooth root or have a piece of infected retained root that can cause swelling of the surrounding soft tissues making it difficult to fully open your mouth. This should not normally occur after a tooth extraction. See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache: Do you normally get headaches? if you do, then I would not be overly concerned. If you do not normally get headaches, then I am somewhat concerned, and think you should tell the doctor who did the procedure. I imagine they gave you some pain meds. You could take a dose and see if that helps - along with some extra hydration. ...Read more
Several things: The first thing to try is to bite on some slightly wet gauze for 30 mins, and repeat this for another 30 mins. If you feel like you are continuing to bleed a lot, bite on a wet tea bag for 30 mins, normally this does the trick. You also may not be bleeding as bad as you think, as blood gets mixed in with your saliva in your mouth it may seem like there is more blood than there is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am unable to open my mouth after bone grafting after tooth extraction because of pain.. What to do
? Is it normal ?
Trismus: Inflammation due to infection may cause swelling in the posterior area, which restricts the movement of the TMJ joint (tmj disc specifically) and spasm of the muscle of mastication. This leads to trismus, or inability to open the mouth or limited mouth opening due to the spasm of the muscle of mastication. Corticosteroid (dexamethasone or Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepack) and antibiotics should solve the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother has green mucous and pain in her nose after a tooth extraction. Her dentist checked everything and said that this is normal. Is this right?
Yes: Was the tooth removed an upper tooth? When upper posterior teeth are removed sometimes bacteria can enter the sinus, as some of these teeth terminate in the sinus, causing a sinus infection. This would explain the green mucus from the nose. This is usually resolved with antibiotics and decongestants. This can sometimes just happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been 5 days since lower wisdom tooth extraction and I am still having difficulty opening my mouth fully. Is this normal?
My gum line around the edge of my cheek has a pit/split that is quite deep after wisdom tooth extraction. Is this normal?
Is it normal for your check/ jaw to still be swollen 5 days after wisdom tooth extraction? I am on pen vk 500
I had a lower tooth extraction 4 days ago. My jaw has a bump and is swollen and so is my neck and extraction site is yellow and white. Is that normal?
Not normal: Go see the dentist who did the extraction ASAP - Monday! It sounds like infection and must be treated before it spreads. Even the ER is a choice if they have no opening tomorrow. This may be fine as soon as you are treated, so don't panic - but w/o treatment this may be very bad. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cheek is swollen after upper molar (not wisdom tooth) extraction. Is it normal to have pain throughout the inner cheek wall? It's been 4 days.
How long after wisdom tooth extraction can I gargle with normal mouth wash instead of salt water?
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