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Pain post extraction

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upallnightpain Thu 10-Oct-19 02:31:58

Had 4 extractions on Friday last week. 5's on upper and lower on both sides. One (lower right) had a bulbous root so was extremely difficult to get out according to the surgeon. I'm not getting any pain from any of the sites bar this one , which is horrid! Surgeon checked me over on Monday and said all fine, no dry socket. Any help?! Should it still hurt? Pain is controllable with ibuprofen.

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upallnightpain Thu 10-Oct-19 22:02:41


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PixieDustt Thu 10-Oct-19 22:27:11

Could be slightly still tender or might now have an infection or a dry socket. Go back to the dentist

upallnightpain Thu 10-Oct-19 22:48:28

I emailed the surgeon in the early hours of this morning but haven't had a reply. It's progressed to a throbbing headache now too.

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PixieDustt Thu 10-Oct-19 22:56:11

Were you referred there by a dentist or is this your actual dentist? You need to get an emergency appointment.

upallnightpain Thu 10-Oct-19 22:59:25

I was operated on by a surgeon via referral from my dentist. I think I need to be seen tomorrow to be honest. A week is enough for it to not hurt surely?!

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PixieDustt Thu 10-Oct-19 23:14:41

Then go back to your dentist.
I'm a dental nurse and it shouldn't still be so painful after a week. Tender yes, painful no.
It sounds like a dry socket it to me!

upallnightpain Thu 10-Oct-19 23:35:06

Oh dear sad I was hoping to avoid that. Do you think it would improve things if I was to sleep sitting more upright tonight?

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PointlessUsername Thu 10-Oct-19 23:43:15

Nothing helped when i had a dry socket until the dentis packed it, instant relief from that.

Hope you feel better soon flowers

upallnightpain Thu 10-Oct-19 23:47:31

@PointlessUsername was it similar to how I have described it ?

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PixieDustt Fri 11-Oct-19 00:23:50

No nothing will improve it until the dentist packs it with can't remember name not how to spell it but it smells like cloves 🤤. Get an emergency appt and say you have a dry socket they have to see you the same day

upallnightpain Fri 11-Oct-19 10:19:38

FIXED 😎 2 out of 4 had dry socket apparently. All packed and ready to roll, wasn't even late to the school run!

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PixieDustt Fri 11-Oct-19 15:56:35

Oh dear! Hope you feel better now though!

upallnightpain Sat 26-Oct-19 18:22:16

So , 3 out of 4 are fixed now , but I am being slightly plagued by the extraction site where it had the difficult root. It very much feels and looks like a blister, leading me to believe it's an abscess ? No massive pain or anything or foul smell. WWYD? Has anyone heard of this?

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