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Jan
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Jan-30-04, 07:51 PM (CST)
 
"Pain after tooth extraction"
 
   I had two teeth extracted four days ago. I have had severe pain ever since. Had the dentist look at the site yesterday and he irrigated it, said a good clot had formed and didn't see a reason for it to be still so painful. Gave me Tylenol #3 and said come back in a week for stitches to be removed.

The pain in my ear, jaw and throat is awful....just awful. Saw my M.D. thinking it may be a bad ear infection, but he said no. When he touched my gum near the extraction site it sent me through the roof. He gave me an antibiotic and said it definitely was from the dental work and the nerve was the cause of the pain.

What do I do for it? The pain is like an 8-9 on the pain scale. I take Tylenol #3 and three hrs later the pain is back, so I take a Darvocette until it's time for the codiene again....the pain never completely goes away

Help


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  RE: Pain after tooth extraction Joanne Jan-31-04 1
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction Jan Jan-31-04 2
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction reesatay Jan-31-04 5
             RE: Pain after tooth extraction Jeremy Jun-05-06 56
                 RE: Pain after tooth extraction JAG Jun-05-06 57
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction reesatay Jan-31-04 3
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction stretch Jan-31-04 4
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction reesatay Feb-01-04 6
             RE: Pain after tooth extraction stretch Feb-01-04 7
                 RE: Pain after tooth extraction reesatay Feb-01-04 8
                     RE: Pain after tooth extraction stretch Feb-01-04 9
                 RE: Pain after tooth extraction Joanne Feb-02-04 10
                     RE: Pain after tooth extraction stretch Feb-02-04 11
                         RE: Pain after tooth extraction Joanne Feb-03-04 12
                             RE: Pain after tooth extraction tamika Mar-18-04 13
                                 RE: Pain period tamika Mar-18-04 14
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction Winston Jordan Feb-18-05 17
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction Mary Doyle Mar-29-06 52
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction Uwe Apr-18-04 15
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction Dr. B Apr-19-04 16
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction Gretchen Apr-28-05 23
     *****RE: Pain after tooth extraction kate33 Mar-25-07 58
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction Jayne Apr-07-05 18
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction Jayneallis Apr-07-05 19
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction Reesatay Apr-08-05 20
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction Jayneallis Apr-09-05 21
             RE: Pain after tooth extraction CJ Apr-09-05 22
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction bunnyinsoxx Apr-29-05 24
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction dR. b Apr-30-05 25
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction bunnyinsoxx Apr-30-05 26
             RE: Pain after tooth extraction Still hurts! Apr-30-05 27
                 Had dry socket treated....and still have pain Shortcali Jun-08-05 28
                     RE: Had dry socket treated....and still have JAG Jun-09-05 29
                     RE: Had dry socket treated....and still have OS Assistant Jun-12-05 30
                         RE: Had dry socket treated....and still have Shortcali Jun-13-05 31
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction LouiseT Jan-01-06 41
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction Jenni Jun-19-05 32
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction DrCSK Jun-20-05 33
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction pearl Oct-12-05 36
             RE: Pain after tooth extraction DrCSK Oct-12-05 37
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction Michael Sep-28-05 34
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction DrCSK Sep-28-05 35
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction deb Oct-19-05 38
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction jen Nov-22-05 39
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction jpt Dec-19-05 40
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction sabrina salinas Feb-05-06 42
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction Joanne Feb-05-06 43
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction david Feb-09-06 44
             RE: Pain after tooth extraction Joanne Feb-09-06 45
                 RE: Pain after tooth extraction David Feb-09-06 46
                     RE: Pain after tooth extraction DrCSK Feb-09-06 47
                         RE: Pain after tooth extraction Joanne Feb-09-06 48
                             RE: Pain after tooth extraction David Feb-10-06 49
                                 RE: Pain after tooth extraction Joanne Feb-10-06 50
                             RE: Pain after tooth extraction pearl Feb-10-06 51
  RE: Pain after tooth extraction hopewelldunn Apr-14-06 53
     RE: Pain after tooth extraction Maura Jun-02-06 54
         RE: Pain after tooth extraction DrCSK Jun-02-06 55

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Joanne
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Jan-31-04, 08:28 AM (CST)
 
1. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
In response to message #0
 
   Jan,
I can't help but think maybe you have a dry socket - even though he looked and saw the clot. I think you should take antibiotics in case is an infection.
Also, ask him about dry socket, and if he can pack it with alveolar/clove gel - it goes in the socket and relieves the pain.
Also, see if you can try vioxx for the pain, vioxx is a strong anti-inflammatory.
Come back and let us know how you are doing, because if it does turn out to be nerve injury, you will want to read the posts and ask questions here.
But first pls see the OS and ask for the alveolar gel and vioxx. Keep your mouth super clean, salt water, hydrogen peroxide and water or some iodine rinse are all good choices - the latter 2 being the most effective.
Good luck
Joanne


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Jan
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Jan-31-04, 01:24 PM (CST)
 
2. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Thank you Joanne....

I began taking an antibiotic yesterday, as well as a steriod, low dose. I still am taking Tylenol #3 & Benadryl 50mg, then alternating with Darvocette every three hours...it is relentless. I am scheduled to see the OS on Monday and will ask him again about dry socket and the meds you named. My internist thought it was nerve damage, and the dentist did say quitely during the extraction that at least he missed the nerve on one of the injections. I guess that's just part of the risk or side effects one takes on when having dental surgery


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reesatay
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Jan-31-04, 11:27 PM (CST)
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5. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   LAST EDITED ON Feb-01-04 AT 00:14 AM (CST)
 
Jan,

I just saw that I posted my message below about the same time you posted this one above. It looks like you are doing many of the things that Joanne and I suggested. I wish you well and hope you recover soon.

When you are in pain it is relentless, but have faith you will start to feel better as you heal. It is hard sometimes to just give into the pain. I think most people fight it and want it to be gone now! I know I do. It is PAIN... it doesn't need anymore description then that word for me to understand that you are suffering. It is terrible.

Joanne once posted a statement I believe is true and it goes something like this: "the pain must be obeyed". What this means to me is that when pain strikes I must accept that it is here. I must take action to treat it and find ways to make me the most comfortable, but I must sometimes roll with it. I don't know if I explained it right, but I hope you understand what I'm saying. You have taken action by following-up with your docs and taking your meds. Taking action like this empowers you against this pain. It makes you stronger to deal with it when you have to roll with it. I know that one thing I forgot to do until reading Joannes post was allowing myself to rest... rest... rest... This is very important to do because it give our bodies time to heal and become strong again. I don't know if you are doing this, but I hope you are. Do things for yourself that bring comfort and caring to you as you deal with your pain. It isn't being selfish or lazy. It is being loving to yourself. Another thing... if you need to cry it out.. cry. Pain hurts and that ain't no lie so cry cry cry and you guys give yourself a cry too. No one here will call you a sissy

Keep your MD and Dentist informed on your progress. Even if they say come back in a week for follow-up and you need to see them sooner do so. You know your body better then anyone else and if you feel something is not right it isn't right.

Good luck and please keep posting your progress.

"T"


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Jeremy
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Jun-05-06, 00:13 AM (CST)
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56. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed 4 months ago. I have had pain ever since. First of all, I have off and on pain through out the day in my cheeks, they feel like muscle spasms. I also have what feels like nerve pain in my lower jaw. All of this is bilateral also. Sometimes I feel like my jaw and teeth are in a vice. My jaw gets that tight. I went back to the oral surgeon 1 week after surgery and he said everything looked like it was heeling fine and he had no idea why I was in pain. So 1 month goes by and I go see a dentist. By the way I am a smokeless tobacco user. The dentist gives me a check-up and says everything looks good and suggested maybe a mouthpiece just in case I ahve been clinching. I bought a mouthpiece that made my jaws more sore than they already was. So three more weeks go by and I go back to the oral surgeon that pulled my teeth. He said he couldn't find anything wrong and he also suggested the mouthpiece. I told him that I didn't clench my teeth and he told me that there wasn't really anything that he could do for me. So a few weeks go by and I see a M.D. He says probably nerve irritation and suggests 4 advil a day and two muscle relaxers. Did that for two weeks, the nerve pain went away but not the muscle spasms in the cheeks by where they pulled the teeth. So went back to the doctor and seen a different M.D. She put me on Wellbutrin, miracle mouthwash, and some dmso compound to rub on cheeks. This did not work at all. The nerve like pain and everything came back. Week later I called to make another appointment and they wanted me to see their new M.D. I went and he diagnosed me as having anxiety and TMJ. He gave me Prednisone, Clindamycin, and flexoril. Since I got back on the muscle relaxers the nerve like pain is gone. Still having the muscle spasms all the time though. To shorten this story up I seen him 1 more time, he changed my meds (still in pain) went back to the dentist and he sent me to a tmj specialist. The specialist said he thinks I have tmj. I am stii not really convinced. I ahve no headaches, no temple pain, the pain that I am having mostly is arond both jaw joints where they pulled the teeth which is giving me muscle spasms in cheek area. The TMJ doctor told me that tmj affects people differently. He suggests putting heat on my cheeks and stretching my mouth twice a day by holding it open as wide as I can for about ten seconds. He says take pain pills as I need them but dont suggest taking every day. As of today I am still having pains (no worse no better). I am really unsure what to doother than just dealing with it. It doesn't hurt to open wide or chew food, no headaches just stiff jaw and muscle spasms in the cheeks. I guess I'm just another bad example of something going wrong with extractions. I will say one thing. I wasn't in pain before extractions. I am 30 years old. My wisdom teeth had already came in. yes they was pushing on my other teeth but not really any pain. The dentist suggested having them pulled. So I did and now I wish I hadn't. Maybe this will help somebody or maybe somebody can help me. Thanks for listening.


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JAG
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Jun-05-06, 09:24 AM (CST)
 
57. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Hi Jeremy,
sorry you are in pain. I was thinking that if you are in constant pain, you really should be treating it on a constant basis as opposed to not every day as lapses in the pain medication lets the pain "notice the difference" if you like. and it can be worse when it comes back on.
My pain doc thinks it should be round the clock treatment for chronic/constant pain. Has any of your docs suggested amitriptyline or effexor. These are antidepressant medication, but are used for chronic pain, particularly nerve pain. I currently take Tramadol SR also which helps a lot with the burning feeling, and I take the other two meds also. I am feeling better pain relief, but never all of it. My IAN nerve appears to be trapped inside an overgrowth of scar tissue inside my jaw bone so, I dont ever get rid of the semi-numb tingling sensation.
As for the TMJ, well it is true that it effects people differently, so the lack of headache may not be an indication that you dont have it. I dont have TMJ, but do get the pain you talk of around the cheek and jaw joint, but I also get head/facial pain too. However, I dont have TMJ according to my doc as I have too much range of motion in my jaw. I am going to get fitted for a mouthsplint on my lower teeth, as I know I do clench in my sleep and I catch myself doing it during the day sometimes.
You may need to get a proper mouthsplint made, and not just buy a mouthgaurd, I dont think they work the same. What pain medication has the TMJ specialist recommended to you? The fact that some of the pain went with usage of muscle relaxants does indicate that some tension must be there, but I do think it sounds as though you have some nerved damage also, with the description of vice like pain in your teeth.
I agree that if I could turn back the clock I wouldn't have removed my wisdoms either, hinesight is a wonderful thing!

I wish you the best and hope you get some decent pain relief soon

Take care J


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reesatay
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3. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
In response to message #0
 
   Jan,

I'm sorry you are hurting. I hope you recover quickly.

Did your MD recommend anything else besides antibiotics? Have the antibiotics given you any relief? You may also want to take something for swelling to get the pressure off your nerves if that is what is causing your nerve involvement. Some recommend a course of steroids to help after surgery. You may want to bring this up with your MD. A pain level of 8-9 needs attention. If your pain isn't being controlled with the Tylenol #3 talk with your doctor for something different. Also as Joanne recommended keep your surgical sites very clean.

I assume you put ice on your site after your surgery. You may want to try heat now. Heat will get the blood flowing to help you heal. I would check with your MD first before doing this but I find heat very helpful for pain.

I hope your are feeling better as I type this posting. Please post back on what you did to help you and how you are doing.

Good Healing

"T"


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stretch
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Jan-31-04, 09:47 PM (CST)
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4. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
In response to message #3
 
   Dry Scoket normally starts on day 3 or 4 after the extraction. When it occurs on a lower tooth, patients prsent with pain that is deep and throbby. It tends to follow back from the extraction sight toward the ear and then across the forehead on the affected side. Patients normally also say that they have a throbbing headache.
Although antibiotics are not always necessary, irrigation of the socket, which usually has debris (mostly food) is necessary. After it is irrigated, a packing is placed.

At my office, we generally use a soft material, and place no gauze in the socket. Normally we have the patient return every 2-3 days until they are comfortable.


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reesatay
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6. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Stretch,

I've never had dry socket, but from what I've heard it is a very painful condition. What in your office to you do to help the patient deal with this type of pain?

"T"


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stretch
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7. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   "T",

Patients have told me that a dry socket makes a good ole fashion toothache feel good. We discuss this will all our patients beforehand, esp. those that are predisposed to having a dry socket.

Normally we irrigate the socket with warm saline, removing any debris that is present. Like I stated before, normally I use a soft dry socket paste that is gently placed into the socket.

In extreme cases, we will place the paste on iodoform gauze, and place the gause in the socket. I try to stay away from this because
I find that healing is delayed. Also, there are some studies that find evidence of gauze fibers becoming embedded into the healing socket.

Normally antibiotics are not indicated unless there is a true infection also going on. Normally a dry socket is caused by a loss of the clot in the socket. The existing bone is then exposed to the oral environment. Physiologically (big word for how your body works),
your body sees your saliva as a foreign material when it is contact with the bone.

Pain control is important. Normally we prescibe either a NSAID or a narcotic pain med, depending on the symptoms. Then we will see the patient every 2-3 days, depending on their discomfort level.


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8. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Stretch,

Thanks for your descriptions and . It is very helpful and informative.

I had my wisdoms out years ago and when I say years ago it is true and funny thing is I still remember being instructed not to use a straw I don't remember why though. Was that to protect the clot?

I have three more questions I would appreciate answered.

1. It is now my understanding that even though the site has stitches it isn't completely closed and that is how the clot can be lost. Is that correct?

2. How long does it take to get over this condition?

3. Once you pack the site with the dry socket paste does the patient have relief from the pain?

Thanks
"T"


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stretch
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Feb-01-04, 05:00 PM (CST)
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9. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Normally there are several ways for clot loss:

Sucking through a straw
Smoking a cigarette...same sucking as a straw
Alcohol consumption...may dissolve clot
Lots of bending over at work/home..could cause clot to dislodge

Time is dependent on several things...age, size of tooth, size of socket vs tooth ( if tooth was surg. removed)

We find that within 20 minutes relief is present...usually not total, but patients are able to comfortably rest.

Stretch


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Joanne
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Feb-02-04, 01:19 PM (CST)
 
10. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
In response to message #7
 
   Hi Stretch,

Your posts have been helpful and compassionate, thank you.

Question on the dry socket - my lower right WT extraction started out with a dry socket on day 3 (Oct 2002), the pain was unbearable, they wouldn't see me over the weekend, I was almost delirious. They packed it everyday with alveolar gel - looked like brown clumps of hair fibres, it usually gave me 12-24 hours relief. They told me to not irrigate to hard, to leave it in.
They debated the merits of antibiotics, one OS in the office prescribed them to me, the original OS tore it up and finally gave me Vioxx because I was so sick from the tylenol 3s.

About 2 weeks after the whole drysocket thing, gel and fibres still sitting in painful socket, I had granulation tissue growing like crazy out of the socket, blood vessels everywhere, I was in a lot of pain. Then they put me on antibiotics. 2 weeks later it was awful still, they cut it out and did a full curettage down to the bleeding bone. Infection came back below the healed site - acute and chronic osteomyelitis followed, it was awful, I have had 3 surgeries/debridements, and my IAN is damaged as it spread along the nerve canal burning away the myelin (?) sheath.
I recently had 4 weeks of IV antibiotics and antifungals. What a mess.

I often wonder if they had scraped out the site or not let the fibres dissolve on their own if this would have happened.

So you mention of fibres getting trapped has peaked my curiousity. I can't undo the osteo (still not sure if it is all gone), can't undo the nerve damage and neuropathic pain/TN pain, but I am still curious if that could have caused this whole mess.

Don't worry, I have already tried to sue and terminated it, I am asking purely for my own "coming to terms" with exactly how this could have happened. I believe the dry socket and the way it was handled is a critical key, one underestimated by many OS's simply because of its common occurence, and the extreme pain that it causes. So whenever I see someone post like Jan about dry socket I get really apprehensive for them.

Thanks
Joanne


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11. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Joanne,

Sorry to hear about your situation. It sounds like you went through much more discomfort than you should have. Like I stated before, antibiotics are usually discretionary in most cases of "dry socket". The use of Vioxx was a good non-narcotic choice.

I wonder at what point during the haeling process did they stop repacking, and possibly why at the last visit, why the material was not removed. After all said and done, a complete curretage would be necessary, what you called scraping down to the bleeding bone.

You stated that your IAN was damaged. What symptoms do you have that relate to the IAN, and when did they first appear?

Stretch (e-mail: stretch@olemac.net)


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Joanne
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Feb-03-04, 02:19 PM (CST)
 
12. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
In response to message #11
 
   Hi Stretch,

Thanks for your reply. They stopped repacking about 8 days after the extraction, when if finally became bearable - I was supposed to start a new job but had to delay it for 2 weeks.

They never removed the material, the said it would dissolve on its own.

I kept my mouth super clean, and about a week after it had settled down to 'discomfort', I started to feel intense pressure, pain and burning. The granulation tissue looked almost identical to the packing material (brown/red) so at first I thought it was the fibres working their way out. My OS kept dismissing me until it was so painful then he cut the granulation tissue, the bleeding didn't stop, so I was booked for a full curettage a month after the intitial extraction.

The pain was better for a week after the curettage, then it got worse after I finished the antibiotics.
CT scans and bone scans were inconclusive but pathology report revealed osteomyelitis.

My new OS determined the damage to the IAN - lesions in the bone has spread along the nerve canal. I had intense burning in my lower right teeth and gums despite a healthy appearance, and radiating pain through my jaw and face.
When my new OS did a bone debridement in June, he said he found the myelin sheath was burned off a branch of the IAN, he took digital photos of the condition of the bone.
Tegretol, Neurontin or other nerve drugs do not relieve my pain.

I'm thinking they should have taken the fibres out....

Joanne


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tamika
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Mar-18-04, 01:41 PM (CST)
 
13. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   would you like to give me a call please i am going through the same thing and i keep getting steared the wrong way from doctors and my pcp that i've been seeing for this for quite some time now think that i must be complaining about every little thing but he has no idea for months now my pain level has been 8-beyond everyday now and im living like this and my doctors wont give me any pain meds right now at this time my pain is so intenced that i really dont think any pain meds will relieve me at this point i've just been going going through it now for a long time and im so dizzy and weak allllllllll the time that it doesn't make any sence to me this type of pain that i feeling as well as any one else theres no describing unless your going through it and ill never ever wish this everyday hurt on anyone please call me (814)452-3623 anyboby that just want someone to talk to can call as well i'll be waiting to here from you soon please thank you. hope you feel better


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tamika
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Mar-18-04, 01:42 PM (CST)
 
14. "RE: Pain period"
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   (814)452-3623


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Winston Jordan
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Feb-18-05, 04:29 AM (CST)
 
17. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Oh my gosh! I think I've got a dry socket now. After reading the various symptoms.


Bad taste/odor from the extraction site, severe pai, throbbing pulsing pain that seems to only be relieved by Tylenol or Advil.

I don't understand it. I don't smoke and I followed all the dentist's post-operative warnings (no drinking from a straw, no alcoholic beverages, etc) to a tee.


I wil return to my dentist in the morning to let him determine if this condition had developed.

I have never had this kind of pain from a tooth extration beofre.


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Mary Doyle
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Mar-29-06, 06:19 AM (CST)
 
52. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
In response to message #4
 
   >Dry Scoket normally starts on day 3 or 4 after the
>extraction. When it occurs on a lower tooth, patients
>prsent with pain that is deep and throbby. It tends to
>follow back from the extraction sight toward the ear and
>then across the forehead on the affected side. Patients
>normally also say that they have a throbbing headache.
>Although antibiotics are not always necessary, irrigation of
>the socket, which usually has debris (mostly food) is
>necessary. After it is irrigated, a packing is placed.
>
>At my office, we generally use a soft material, and place no
>gauze in the socket. Normally we have the patient return
>every 2-3 days until they are comfortable.

I have been suffering from a dry scoket and getting treatment every second day for the pass two weeks. Should it be taking this lenght of time. The pain is still strong


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Uwe
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Apr-18-04, 10:13 PM (CST)
 
15. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
In response to message #0
 
   Hi

I had one taken out 2 weeks ago and I am still in hell pain.
The dr gave me Vicodin Its not working at all.
I take 10 Vicodin a day and use Oralgel like crazy
The dr looked at it again and said Its healing fine and I should not have any pain.
Tomorrow I will make a appointment with somebody else.
Since yesterday milky salty stuff is coming out.
Please help


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Dr. B
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Apr-19-04, 06:35 AM (CST)
 
16. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Get a second opinion ASAP, you might have an infection. Where are you?


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Gretchen
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Apr-28-05, 11:12 AM (CST)
 
23. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had no idea you guys existed. Last weekend I fractured a tooth by bronching (grinding in my sleep). The pain was so bad I had to call an ambulance. Already had taken 3000 mg of ibuprofen and like 20 vicoden in 24 hrs. Dr. at Emergency assumed I was a druggy even though I was crying and had been brought in by ambulance. He said "If it was a fracture I would see nerve damage and I don't". He looked at my tooth through a magnifying glass! He gave me a half-ass injection of lidocaine and prescribed 10 tabs of oxycodone. I left the hospital with the syringe he used on me (still mostly full of lidocaine) since he had lied to me saying the numbness would last a whole day. I went home, in pain, and injected myself. Didn't work. The next day was Monday and my dentist ended up extracting the tooth after opening it up and seeing the fracture. I've had severe pain since. No relief. Fevers, vomitting, radiating, throbbing, stabbing pain. No relief. I'm sick of the vicodin, I'm sick of the antibiotics, I'm sick of the Diflunisal. I have a 2 year old. I'm a full-time student and I have no relief. It's now day 6.


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58. "*****RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I have been searching for days for someone to explain this salty stuff coming from my left bottom WT extraction site. Its so grosssss!!! It's not that all I taste is salty, but it almost like its oozing out. I cant see it, so I cant describe what it looks like, but its so salty. I thought it could have been from using so much salt water when rinsing, but its been days since I did that, and its not a water like consistancy...

I went back to have the site cleaned out, due to food getting trapped under the sutures, and asked if I had "dry socket". Of course, he said "No', it looks great and come back in 10 days. However, after I left his office on Friday, this starts happeneing. Now I have to wait almost 2 weeks to go in and see him again.

Did you ever find out the cause of this?? Yuck! Can't wait for this experience to be FULLY over...


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Jayne
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Apr-07-05, 03:30 PM (CST)
 
18. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had one molar extracted 1 week ago and am still having alot of pain. My ear, jaw and extraction site ache/throb all day. The antiinflammatory and lortab only last about 3 and still don't take all the pain away. The dentist told me the clot was still in place and healing well and sent me off with a stronger antiinflammatory. I called back a few days later with no relief and he sent me to my M.D. b/c he thought it was an ear infection, the doc says no. I am going back to the Dentist yet again tomorrow. I'm starting to feel like he doesn't believe me.


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19. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had one molar extracted 1 week ago and am still having alot of pain. My ear, jaw and extraction site ache/throb all day. The anti-inflammatory and lortab only last about 3 and still don't take all the pain away. The dentist told me the clot was still in place and healing well and sent me off with a stronger anti-inflammatory. I called back a few days later with no relief and he sent me to my M.D. b/c he thought it was an ear infection, the doc says no. I am going back to the Dentist yet again tomorrow. I'm starting to feel like he doesn't believe me. I would appreciate any advise. Thanks

Jayne


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Reesatay
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Apr-08-05, 10:47 PM (CST)
 
20. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Jayne,

I hope your are starting to feel better. What did the dentist tell you today?

"T"


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21. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I think I'm starting to get better, the pain meds are lasting longer although still not taking it completely away. The dentist took another X-ray which showed the infection was in or near my sinuses which was causing the pain in my ear, jaw and above the extraction site. Alternating the NSAID and the darvocet controls the pain a bit better. The only problem is is that I can't take the darvocet at work or if I want to function. Doc said I could alternated the etodolac (NSAID) with advil but the pharmacist says no, so I'm just trying to deal with it during work hours. He also gave me a stronger antibiotic (clindamycin) and pain meds. Hopefully I will feel better soon.

Jayne


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22. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Jayne,
Take some probiotics and yogart while you are on the clindamycin. Don't want to alarm you, but this antibiotic is one that people have gotten c-diff during or up to several weeks after taking. It can kill all the good bacteria in the colon causing a c-diff infection. If you have abdominal pain and/or diarhea or blood in the stool, you should go to the ER or your doctor ASAP and get your stool tested for this. It can be very difficult to get rid of and can reoccur.

Don't eat the yogart the same time you take your antibiotic , wait for a few hours after.

Hope you are feeling better soon.


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24. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had 2 teeth pulled 4 days ago:-(. the teeth in front of the extraction site hurt i am taking advil during the day and the pain meds the dentist gave me at night but nothing seems to help i have tried ice and heat but nothing seems to help. i know that it is not a dry socket because its not the extraction site that hurts its the tooth in front. any help would be appriciated. thank you


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dR. b
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Apr-30-05, 09:49 AM (CST)
 
25. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Go back to the dentist on Monday, it could be referred pain from the extraction or something could be wrong with the teeth.


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26. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I called the dr today and he told me to come back monday to have it checked my only concern is that it is a 2 hour drive to the dentists office. I really hate having ppl in my face and i am very afraid to have them hurt me more then i already am hurting my pain is about a 9 and i am taking 4 advil every 4 hours and no help wish there was something i could take to make the pain go away. ty for the reply


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Still hurts!
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Apr-30-05, 11:50 PM (CST)
 
27. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   >I called the dr today and he told me to come back monday to
>have it checked my only concern is that it is a 2 hour drive
>to the dentists office. I really hate having ppl in my face
>and i am very afraid to have them hurt me more then i
>already am hurting my pain is about a 9 and i am taking 4
>advil every 4 hours and no help wish there was something i
>could take to make the pain go away. ty for the reply


I have a question. I got pain 3 days after the removal of my wisdom teeth. After finding out, the hard way, Tylenol 3 did nothing for the dry socket pain I now have the medicine percacet ( I can't spell!). It helped a lot with the pain. However it really affected my breathing and gave me a HUGE headace during and after taking the percacet. I just take 2 extra strength tylenol...it only helps a little bit...but its better then feeling like I can't breath. This is the night of the 8'th day since I got the pain. I did have a yellow dressing put in and taken out 2 days later....it offered no pain relief. How much longer till the pain goes away? Thanks to anyone who has advice


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Shortcali
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Jun-08-05, 10:17 AM (CST)
 
28. "Had dry socket treated....and still have pain"
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   I had all 4 wisdom teeth extracted on May 24 and eventually developed a dry socked on my left bottom side. Needless to say, from the posts listed everyone knows how painful they are. The dentist immediatley had me come in and cleaned the site, told me i had a dry socket and put a medicated dressing on it. FINALLY RELIEF!!! Though the clove taste was horrible, I immediatley felt like the pressure in the back of my mouth was going away. I went back after a day or so, and had the dressing removed and another put on, and had that one removed after another day or so. But now...a week after I am waking up at night with this throbbing pain from under the left side of my jaw to my ear. It doesnt feel like an ear infection but it hurts enough to wake me up. So my questions are:

- "typically" How long after a dry socket is treated before problems go away?

- How long before I can yawn without feeling like I want to scream?

- Should I continue with the penicillin until the perscription qty is empty?


Thanks a bunch! I have really learned a lot from reading the posts so far.


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JAG
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Jun-09-05, 00:20 AM (CST)
 
29. "RE: Had dry socket treated....and still have"
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   Hi Shortcali, I havnt experienced a dry socket, so I'm afraid i cant really comment on time scales of improvement. However, pain usually indicates a problem of some sort, so I would recommend you definately continue your antibiotics( you should always finish a course you are prescribed anyway for whatever reason) and go back to your doc as you may need another course to really clear it.

After my surgery it took 3 Courses of strong antibiotics to finally clear up a sinus infection I had developed from the OS opening the bottom of the sinus up to get a wisdom out.

Its still very early after your surgery, and i could barely open my jaw more than a couple of fingertips for a couple of months after. So yours will improve as i can open mine wider now. I'm at 8 1/2 months now, and although still in pain on jaw, that could be a TMJ problem I possibly had before surgery, so yours should get better.

Have you been left with any numbness or pain to your chin/lip teeth/gum area at the front? Hopefully not then you will have no lasting nerve damage,

good luck S

Take care J


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30. "RE: Had dry socket treated....and still have"
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   Hi Shortcali

It sounds as if your doctor is doing what he is supposed to do. I was surprised to hear you still had antibiotics though. Usually one week is all that is prescribed, unless of course you were given more when he "went in" and cleaned it out, he gave you more. If that's the case- take them all as prescribed for the full course. You would only stop and call him if you developed a rash, itching, or if you are on Clindamycin, you develop diarrhea.
Very often a patient will develop the pain you are describing after surgery due to muscle spasms. Many people, without being aware, grind their teeth or clench thier jaws when they sleep. This can cause the muscles in your face to cramp or spasm. Like most people, you were probably very restrictive in how much you would or could open your mouth and the muscles get tight very fast. Usually some form of ibuprophen(Motrin/Advil) and warm moist compresses will help to calm the muscle and allow you to start gently stretching it open until you regain full function. A gentle massage of the jaw in front of the joint(in front of your ear) down to your jaw bone may also help. I HIGHLY recommend you discuss this with your surgeon. You would NOT apply heat if the surgeon believed it might be an infection. It doesn't sound like a dry socket anymore.


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Shortcali
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31. "RE: Had dry socket treated....and still have"
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   Thank you both for the info. The pain seems to go down each day. Its still pretty hard to chew, there is a pain that develops immediatley as I try to chew a sandwich or anything solid. I also have been experiencing a little pain in my sleep which causes me to wake up at odd hours of the morning. After some motrin it goes away. Unfortunatley I still cant open my mouth higher than the height of 2 fingers...and I have a knot on the left side of my jaw. It feels solid, but I assume its just something else with the muscle. Im not too worried anymore, but has anyone else developed a knot on their jaw?


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LouiseT
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41. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I have the same problem after having 2 molars removed .I have been in pain for over 2 months now,I do not have a dry socket either.My extraction site does hurt and so does the tooth in fron of it..I would like to know if you ever got help. Thanks


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Jenni
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32. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had my wisdom teeth (top only, no bottoms thankfully) removed 2 days ago. I've been following my doctor's instructions and have had only moderate pain, but while gently rinsing my mouth after eating earlier today, a granular, white mass came out in the sink. I suspect this is the blood clot (and not residual mashed potatoes from lunch!), but I can't find any visual information on the Internet. Does anyone know if what came out was the clot, and if so, what I need to do (so far no real pain...although, I did take a 500 mg vicodin about an hour before this as part of my instructions). Thanks in advance for any info.

Jenni


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33. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Its impossible to know what that was from your description. The only way to know would be to look in the extraction site to see if there is anything still there.

That said dry socket doesnt usually happen in upper teeth. I cant say I've ever seen one on an upper ext. Continue to keep the area clean with salt water rinses and see your dentist if your pain increases or if you feel something just doesnt feel right.


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pearl
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36. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   You said "see if anything is there"? After my extraction I went to a different dentist and he clipped of a chunk of tooth still hanging very close to the adjacent tooth. I still wonder what happened to the rest of that boney piece since that is exactly where my pain stems from. Any thoughts?


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37. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I was referring to see if the clot was still in place.

A standard dental radiograph should be able to tell you if anything is left in your extraction site.


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Michael
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Sep-28-05, 06:09 AM (CST)
 
34. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I just got three teeth removed yesterday and the one at the top that got removed a blood clot/plug has formed there. It fell out this morning and in at least five seconds another one grew back. It tastes really horrible and I can't wait for it to go.


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35. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   This may be a liver clot. Usually these tend to ooze alot. You should go back to your dentist and have it scooped out.


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deb
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Oct-19-05, 06:29 PM (CST)
 
38. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had 4 wisdom teeth extracted 12 days ago. 1 was a surgical extraction (broken tooth), 2 were partial boney impact extractions, and 1 was 100% boney impact extractions. All but the last were healing well. On the 4th day after the extractions, I tried to get my Vicoden refilled for the excruciating pain that I was still experiencing in the left bottom extraction site (100% boney impacted tooth). I was unable to sleep or eat, and I was taking 600mg Ibuprophin every 4 hours, but that wasn't working. They wanted me to come in before refilling my perscrition.

The surgeon cleaned out the socket and told me that it was very clean and did not appear to be a dry socket. I asked about the hard lump that was in my jaw- it was painful to the touch and radiated pain to my ear and jaw. Also, I could hardly open my mouth. He said it was caused by trauma from the surgery and would go away. He asked if I was taking my antibiotic. told hem that he never perscribed antibiotic. So he ordered the nurse to write up a perscription of antibiotic + refill and one for Vicoden + refill.

The nurse appeared hesitant and said there are alternative ways to deal with pain than popping pills. I ask what? She said they could use a dry socket pack. I took the perscriptions and got them filled right away. Again I was unable to sleep a wink nor eat because of the pain. The next day it began oozing foul green stuff speckeled with black. The odor smell of death and taste made me ill. I was dry heaving all day and night. If I had eaten, I would have vommited.

The following day (5 days ago), I met the surgeon at his office. He reopened it, scrapped and cleaned it. Then he packed it with the dry socket gauze. I was compfortable till the next day when he told me to remove the gauze. The pain came back, but not nearly the same. Instead, the pain comes from the back where my lower jaw and upper jaw meet. I still cannot open my mouth compfortably enough to eat. And it hurts to talk. I am also getting headaches in my temple. And the bottom of my jaw inside my mouth (the tounge side) also has constant pain. The pain appears to go through the jaw to the lumb in my lower cheek. I am taking 400mg of ibuprophin now, but it doesn't completely take away the pain. I am starting my refill of antibiotics today.

I was thinking TMJ or maybe still a slight infection causing the pain? I'm supprised the doctor never took an x-ray after the surgery to see if everything was ok.


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jen
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Nov-22-05, 02:30 PM (CST)
 
39. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   i had my upper right wisdom tooth extracted about 9 days ago. The blood clot is still there (i can see it) and it is healing fine. but, now i have some food stuck up there-I can see it, and i can't rinse it out. I've used warm salty water and turned my head all sorts of ways, but can't seem to get it out. Will this cause infection? Should I go to my dentist? Any suggestions on how to get these food paticles out (I stupidly at tortilla chips and salsa--the chips smooshed up in there)


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jpt
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Dec-19-05, 06:35 PM (CST)
 
40. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I just got home from the dentist after getting "packed" for dry socket pain (day four after extraction and he said there was absolutely no clot)... Also gave me antibiotics because I had a lump beneath my ear as well as under my jaw. This was a lower right widom tooth that was pulled.

The biodegradable packing really helped to releive the pain, but it has fallen out already! I swear I wasn't fooling with it or sucking or anything!

It's too late to call, and I am afraid that after the anesthetic that was in the packing wears off that the pain will be unbearable...

Question... can I use Anbusol or Orajel or anything like that, or will that keep it from healing?


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sabrina salinas
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Feb-05-06, 08:31 AM (CST)
 
42. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   PLEASE help me I had a lower left molar extracted 6 days ago started with severe pain 2 days later along the gum line where there developed a large hard very painful to the touch bump the dentist told me to come back in . Rinsed the socket out packed it with clove said she found a lot of food debris in the socket . also hurts to open my jaw and now my surrounding teeth are stating to hurt and the bump on my jaw line is worse I feel like I am going to pull my hair out I am taking Motrin and tylenol please help


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Joanne
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Feb-05-06, 09:49 AM (CST)
 
43. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Hi Sabrina,

It sounds like you had/have a dry socket - the onset, the pain and then the clove gel.

Keep going back to the dentist, daily if you can, to get it packed. ALSO, since dry sockets can be followed by infection, ask for antibiotics - they should have given them to you but some don't - typical ones are clindamycin (harsh but can be effective - take probiotics 2 hours after), or flagyl combined with cipro or amox (assuming you aren't allergic).

Also, the pain needs to be controlled - you need something like tylenol 3s or percoset to get you through this. I was prescribed vioxx as well, because of the bone swelling along the jaw line as you described. I guess celebrex or something would be an alternative for that - these are just suggestions, I am not a dentist, but this is how things started for me - and no antibiotics, no pain relief, and only one packing of clove gel is not enough. Dry socket is technically called "osteitis", and many in the dental community believe it is also the start of infection, possibly in the bone. You also need to rinse your mouth with something like Betadine (behind the pharmacy counter, and the dentist should give you a curve syringe to gently get food out of there.

Dry sockets are not uncommon, but if not treated properly they can cause serious complications and infection.

Please don't waste even a single day getting treatment. If your dentist does not take this seriously, get a second opinion ASAP. See an oral surgeon if possible.

Good luck,

Joanne


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david
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Feb-09-06, 03:39 AM (CST)
 
44. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I have recently had a molar removed, but, the pain is still there.
I went back to the dentist and she told me that as I have just had a tooth removed I was bound to still feel pain due to having a large hole. But, there is a bit of bone in the hole. I have been told by friends that the bone will come out on it's own and the pain will go, is this the case ?
I have never felt pain like it and it's driving me mad.


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45. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Hi David,

How long ago did the tooth come out, and what kind of pain are you having?

Joanne


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David
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Feb-09-06, 03:00 PM (CST)
 
46. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Hi Joanne
The tooth came out on tuesday just, and the pain is just the same as toothache, but, with a fierce thumping.


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47. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Throbbing pain usually suggests a dry socket. Although usually not present this early after extraction. Go back to the dentist and have it looked at.


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48. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Hi David,

Dr. CSK is right it sounds like a dry socket pls go see the dentist, he should be able to treat it with clove gel if it is, and ask him about the possibility of infection.

Dr CSK, I thought dry sockets typically developed 48-72 hours after an extraction - 2-3 days - that's what I found out after I developed a dry socket within 48 hours (of course you know that with me it turned into acute & chronic osteomyelitis).

Wishing well,
Joanne


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David
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Feb-10-06, 02:12 AM (CST)
 
49. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I went back on the wednesday (day after) and the dentist said it was normal to feel pain after an extraction, due to having a big hole in the tooth area.
She said that it looked well, it was healing up nicely, no sign of infection, but gave me antibiotics just incase an infection appears.
It's the bone thing that has me wondering, will it fall out on it's own and if it does, will the pain go ?
Thankyou


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50. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Hi David,
Yes, it would be normal on Wed. But if you are having severe pain that is getting worse, then you likely have a dry socket and you need to go in to see the dentist.

There is no bone thing that falls out - there is a clot of blood, and if the clot falls out, then you have the dry socket, because the bone is exposed and it hurts like hell, it's torturous pain - you would know if you have this pain, it wouldn't let you sleep.

If this sounds like you, pls see the dentist. If not, you could still see her to be safe.

Joanne


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pearl
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Feb-10-06, 04:12 PM (CST)
 
51. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   Sorry if I missed the answer to the question but what is osteomyelitis? Does it always involve a dry socket?


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53. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   have you tried tegretol to see if it helps any, being it is nerve pain.


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Maura
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Jun-02-06, 04:42 PM (CST)
 
54. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I had my lower left wisdom tooth pulled out one week ago today. About the 3rd or 4th day the pain started to subside, if I saw that food was caught in the site, I would use my water pick to clean it out. Well today the pain has grown increasingly worse!!! Can I possibly have a dry socket 7 days after surgery? I have been rinsing with salt water as well. My pain isnt as severe as some of the posts above, but why would the pain come back so intense after 7 days? Any info on this would be great.

Thanks,
Maura


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55. "RE: Pain after tooth extraction"
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   I would believe a water pick would be a bit too strong to irrigate a socket with. Dry socket is possible especially if you have a throbbing pain that shoots up toward your ear.


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