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I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?

I have severe pain after tooth extraction (one week ago). My dentist says it's fine and healing. Is this pain normal then?

Could be infection: Go back to the dentist who did the extraction and ask that they check the socket. Such pain at this time is wrong. You should be healing and getting pain free, not getting more pain! ...Read more

Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


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I had a tooth extraction due to severe pain in my tooth, the pain is gone but there's still a little swelling at the upper side of the tooth next to it?

I had a tooth extraction due to severe pain in my tooth, the pain is gone but there's still a little swelling at the upper side of the tooth next to it?

Swelling: How long ago was the tooth extracted? Without personally examining you, we can't determine if what you see and feel is normal post-operative healing or something else. You will have go back to your dentist and have him\her take a look. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction and a filling but I am severe pain in my gums and jaws what could be the problem ?

I had a tooth extraction and a filling but I am severe pain in my gums and jaws what could be the problem 
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More info needed...: Extraction and filling same arch, same side? Was the filling deep? Did you have an infection? Simple or complex extraction? Answers to these questions would go a long way in answering yours. Please see your treating dentist for a follow-up visit. ...Read more

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I'm having severe pain all in my gums and jaws and ears .i had a tooth extraction .what could be wrong ?

I'm having severe pain all in my gums and jaws and ears .i had a tooth extraction .what could be wrong ?

Tooth extraction: It is quite uncommon to have pain in all your gums, both upper and lower jaws, and both ears all from one extraction. Did you possibly have your mouth open for a long time? Might be TMJ. Speak to your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction friday my stitches have started coming loose and has cause severe pain i'm out of the pain medication the dentist gave me?

Dry socket?: If the pain intensifies days after the extraction you may have this complication going. As suggested, go back to the dentist for evaluation and possible post-op care.. ...Read more

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1 week since tooth extraction, still severe pain. I'm confident it isn't dry socket, as it isn't the socket that hurts. It's the red area around it ?

1 week since tooth extraction, still severe pain. I'm confident it isn't dry socket, as it isn't  the socket that hurts. It's the red area around it ?

Extraction: The best time for you to do is all the dentist that did your extraction. They will be able to give you the most appropriate care. This may be an antibiotic for an infection. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction 2 days ago and am experiencing severe pain, swelling, nausea and head spins. Should I seek out a doctor ?

I had a tooth extraction 2 days ago and am experiencing severe pain, swelling, nausea and head spins. Should I seek out a doctor ?

Complications: Certainly does sound like you're suffering from potential complications of that tooth extraction such as a possible infection doesn't it? I might first try call the dentist back who you saw. They may want to take another look at the extraction site to see if there's something they can do before seeing a non-dental MD. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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What can I do about a severe headache after wisdom tooth extraction?

What can I do about a severe headache after wisdom tooth extraction?

Call dentist: This can happen. Take the pain medication perscribed by the dentist or oral surgeon. If they did not prescribe anything you can take ibuprophen 600 mg and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours, of these are safe for you. Call your dentist or oral surgeon about your severe pain. ...Read more

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When is the wisdom tooth extraction needed? My upper wisdom tooth is rubbing against the gum on the lower jaw causing severe discomfort.

When is the wisdom tooth extraction needed? My upper wisdom tooth is rubbing against the gum on the lower jaw causing severe discomfort.

Common problem: You should have your wisdom teeth evaluated by your dentist or oral surgeon. When insufficient space is present, they can put you at risk for infections, damage to adjacent teeth, and other types of oral pathology. It's typically best to treat them when you are young, as the surgery and recovery tend to be easier. ...Read more

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