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I got a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

I got a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

Toothache: I'm sorry to hear that and suggest you discuss this with the dentist who removed your tooth. Have you tried taking otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache? You might have a dry socket. Call the office for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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What do you recommend if I had a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

What do you recommend if I had a tooth removed a day ago and I have very bad toothache?

Tooth extraction: is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling 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. If after 7 days no improvement, see your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just had a molar tooth removed but it still feels time toothache?

What to do if I have just had a molar tooth removed but it still feels time toothache?

Be patient: Is it normal to get a pain, like a toothache feeling in the extraction area. Give it some more time (7-10 days), but if pain persists call you doctor for reevaluation. The dentist always will be supportive. Take care. ...Read more

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Been having severe toothache since I was 6 month pregnant when I went to the dentist in attempt to get it removed I was told I would need oral surgery?

Been having severe toothache since I was 6 month pregnant when I went to the dentist in attempt to get it removed I was told I would need oral surgery?

Oral surgery: may be needed because your took extraction situation is more complicated than usual. Consider getting a second opinion from another dentist. That profession has really evolved and you can get good care. Peace and good health. If you are pregnant, be sure they know. ...Read more

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I had a kidney removed due to cancer. Can I take ibuprofen for a toothache. If not, what can I take for pain relief?

I had a kidney removed due to cancer. Can I take ibuprofen for a toothache. If not, what can I take for pain relief?

Antibiotics: This should alleviate the infection which is causing the pain, then you can cure the problem by having the tooth treated properly either by endodontics, periodontics or oral surgery all depending on the proper diagnosis and your decision as to how you wish to treat your body. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and have a terrible toothache. I can't get it extracted until my 2nd trimester. I am taking acetaminophen like crazy. Will taking too much harm my baby?

I am pregnant and have a terrible toothache. I can't get it extracted until my 2nd trimester. I am taking acetaminophen like crazy. Will taking too much harm my baby?

Yes you can: You can have emergency dental treatment in first trimester. Dealing with tooth pain puts a large load on your body which is not good for your baby. Have it taken care of now, . ...Read more

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My teeth were extracted over a yr ago and I have spots on gum where it feels like a very bad tooth pain if I touch it?

My teeth were extracted over a yr ago and I have spots on gum where it feels like a very bad tooth pain if I touch it?

Could be bone chip: after extractions there are often bits of bone that are rejected by the body and work their way out through the gums over time. If a piece is just under the surface it could make a sore spot. If it isn't a bone chip or bone spur something may be going on. Either way see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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