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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

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

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


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I still have acute and severe ear pain after tooth extraction, it been two weeks. ENT says no problem with the ear. Can anything be done?

I still have acute and severe ear pain after tooth extraction, it been two weeks. ENT says no problem with the ear. Can anything be done?

Oral Surgeon: Your own dentist or Oral Surgeon needs to evaluate this and see whether any other treatment is indicated. Sometimes it takes awhile, even two weeks or more for complete elimination of radiating or referred pain following a surgical procedure. Contact your own dentist to discuss. ...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?

Reevaluation: Hard to tell without examination. If it has been more than a week since the extraction, swilling should have disappeared. In any case, return to your Dentist to evaluate the surgical site, the health of your gums/bone, the health of adjacent teeth, and to plan for replacing the extracted tooth to prevent bite collapse. ...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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Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior. ?

Seek help: Any sudden pain, bleeding, or (as in your case) swelling should be evaluated immediately. See your Oral Surgeon, General Dentist, General Physician, ENT Specialist, Urgent Care, or ER. Seek immediate care. ...Read more

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How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

How severe can nerve damage be after a wisdom tooth extraction? Is there a chance of a droopy/paralyzed lip?

No: The lip will not be paralyzed. However, there is low risk of lower lip numbness or tongue numbness from a wisdom tooth extraction. The sensation usually feels "heavy". ...Read more

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Really bad and kinda weird pain after tooth extraction. What could this be?

"Dry socket": Is a common source of severe pain that begins about the 3rd day after extraction, happens usually just on the lower jaw. Most post-surgical pain is usually gone 1-2 weeks after most extractions. Persistent pain needs to be checked for infection and other possibilities. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious facial pain after tooth extraction and braces applied?

What to do if I have serious facial pain after tooth extraction and braces applied?

Call ur orthodontist: Your orthodontist will know exactly what treatment has been rendered, and why that treatment might be hurting you. ...Read more

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I took 2 panadol (acetaminophen) extra tablets (500mg/tablet) can I take another 2 panadol (acetaminophen) night tablets four hours later ? P.S : pain after tooth extraction

Call your dentist: It will be a very good idea if you call the dr who performed the surgery on you .. Taking too much pain killers after extractions is not a very nice thing to do ...Read more

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What could be done for a dry mouth and pain after tooth extraction?

What could be done for a dry mouth and pain after tooth extraction?

Rinse gently & Meds: The dry mouth is usually short lived after extraction, but rinsiing with salt water or mouth lubricaters such as biotene can help. Tylennol or whatever you take for headache will take the edge off of the pain. If not, then see your dentist to evaluate your healing progress and prescribe a pain medicine. ...Read more

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How much do tooth extraction hurt?

Painless : Sorry to hear, but having a tooth pulled is sometimes necessary. Before extraction, your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If you are anxious, your dentist may use IV sedation that will prevent pain completely and make you sleep through the procedure. Anesthesia is the key. Good luck. ...Read more

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