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Wisdom tooth taken out - lots of pain, what to do?
I had a badly impacted wisdom tooth taken out under general anaesthetic 6 days ago. It was doing ok, sore but manageable. But last night the pain cranked up and is now almost unbearable
I'm waiting for the world to wake up, but who should I call? The daycase unit where I had the surgery, my dental practice (which is huge and anonymous and never has any appointments for weeks), or my GP, who is lovely and brilliant? I suspect infection and want anti biotics and v strong painkillers.
Well, I take it back about my dental practice and now feel guilty for maligning them. Phoned at 9 and a very sympathetic receptionist got me an appointment at 10. Saw very kind dentist who tried to remove stitches to see what was going on, and then confirmed nasty infection. She cleaned it out and numbed it and packed the hole with the most disgusting tasting brown substance. I have a prescription for anti-biotics and she advised continuing to take strong co-codemol, and top up with ibprofen if I need to, but carefully watch intake over a 24 hour period.
I've got to work tomorrow, primary teacher, which I'm not looking forward to, especially leading the whole school singing assembly! May bow out of that if at all possible, and will try neurofen max over the weekend if still in pain (though lovely dentist said that anti-biotics should kick in fairly quickly, so fingers crossed).
Hiya, I had 2 impactes wisdom teeth out by GA at normal hospital day case unit. After 5 days, pain was getting even worse. Fortunately I had number for the oral/maxiofacial clinic at dental hospital and I called them and said to come to clinic. I had antibiotics given and more mouthwash. A week later I was given a second antibiotics to take on top of the 1st one, after 3 weeks, the pain started to very gradually get better.
Poor you. I had to have a horizontally impacted wisdom tooth taken out by a maxillo-facial surgeon, as my dentist was too scared to touch it. I was told not to go back to work for 3 days. Turns out he took out the molar next to it too, as it crumbled when he took the wisdom tooth out. I had a huge hole at the back of my gum.
Luckily I didn't get an infection but the horse tranquillisers painkillers he prescribed me were so strong they made me sick!
This happened to a friend of mine who had a wisdom tooth taken out at the dentist. She was prescribed antibiotics 2 days later but felt really unwell and was vomiting so couldn't absorb them. Then her face swelled so much she had to go into hospital for intravenous antibiotics. She had to have surgery the next day to drain a large abscess inside her cheek, and she and was in intensive care for 2 days because the facial and neck swelling was compromising her airway, and she needed a tube in her throat to protect that. She has made a good recovery now, but it was hard to open her mouth wide for a few weeks afterwards. I would agree with the others that you should stay off work tomorrow, and seek medical advice again if you're not improving on oral antibiotics.
I had 4 dry sockets from having mine out a year ago its the worst pain ever so I hope it heals really quick for you, I was rinsing constantly but it wasn't enough, the thing that saved me in the end was a big syringe with a blunt needle needle to flush out the sockets. When food gets trapped sometimes it cant get out and causes infection. I used corsodyl morning and night and water in between, always after eating. get well soon