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Any Dentists around?, please.

(13 Posts)
PointlessUsername Fri 26-May-17 15:22:44


I am on day 3 after a tooth extraction. The tooth was broken and had an infection underneath.

The pain isnt excuricating but i feel a bit rotten and my gums look very red and have a few red bumps on them.

My dentist didnt prescribe any Antibiotics and today no Dentists are in, so i am unable to see anyone until tuesday it being the bank holiday weekend.

Does it sound like the infection is still present in my gums?.

Thank you.

MissBax Fri 26-May-17 15:26:35

Ex dental nurse here - sounds like it could be dry socket so would definitely go back and get it checked out

PointlessUsername Fri 26-May-17 17:20:06


I wont be able to see the dentist until tuesday now as they werent in. Will it be okay until then do you think?

PointlessUsername Fri 26-May-17 19:35:12

Self Bumping as pain has ramped up a notch.

MissBax Fri 26-May-17 20:27:34

If it is dry socket (which is sounds like) I really wouldn't leave it.

PointlessUsername Fri 26-May-17 22:11:30

Thank you for answering MissBax

I will see if i can get a Emergancy appointment somewhere tomorrow.

MissBax Sat 27-May-17 06:41:56

Hope you can OP! It can develop very quickly and you don't want to infection spreading systemically!

FanjoForTheMammaries Sat 27-May-17 06:51:17

Your dentist will have emergency cover.

Phone their answering machine and it should have a number to call for an appointment before Tuesday.

PointlessUsername Sat 27-May-17 13:44:55

Thank you all.

My dentist doesnt give a option for emergancy unfortunatley.

I rang 111 emergancy dental service and was seen hour later.. i have a infection Dentist said there was pus in my gums (boak) and a dry socket so that has been packed an feels alot better.

So thanks again for the answers, i probably would have tries suffer it until tuesday if not flowers

FanjoForTheMammaries Sat 27-May-17 13:48:37

Yes was going to say if NHS pt 111 could also help. That should help lots.. hope you feel a lot better.

MissBax Sat 27-May-17 13:51:04

Well done OP, we often see sepsis resulting from tooth extraction! Good on you getting it checked smile

PointlessUsername Sat 27-May-17 13:59:41

Thank you Fanjo

Only thanks to you MissBax

MissBax Sat 27-May-17 14:08:50

Glad I could be of service! ☺

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