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post tooth extraction help please! Unwell

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littlemaemae Fri 29-Jul-16 13:12:50

Please help, I feel very unwell and the dentist can't see me until Monday.

I had what Google tells me is a 2nd top premolar pulled 8 days ago.

I did need an awful lot of anaesthetic, which I am not good with.

The next day I started to feel pressure in my jaw and the tooth directly behind it.

Now the pressure has spread to my upper and lower jaw on that side and neck. Getting worse and worse
I'm feeling very unwell, in pain and like I am about to be sick any moment.

It doesn't look infected, but I feel terrible and don't think this is normal.

I have heard horror stories where people have died post extraction, from infection.

Does anybody have any experience with this?

I'm really worried, I have health anxiety.

I would really be grateful if anyone could put my mind at rest or point me in the right direction.

Thank you

CinderellaFant Fri 29-Jul-16 13:14:24

Don't worry, I'm sure you won't die. After an extraction I have had something called 'dry socket' which was incredibly painful. The dentist packed it for me and the relief was instant

littlemaemae Fri 29-Jul-16 13:17:38

Thank you Cinderella, I do have a very large hole there still and it still bleeds when knocked.

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