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How to manage severe pain after wisdom tooth extraction?

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Published At December 22, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I got one of my wisdom teeth taken out a week back. My stitches came out and now there is a big hole where the tooth was extracted. My dentist gave me nothing, not cleaning tools at all. I am just freaking out because their office is closed. What should I do about the giant hole? It hurts a lot. My breathe stinks and taste is bad as well.

Answered by Dr. Naveen Thomas

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If it hurts a lot, it means that you have a dry socket condition, where the blood clot gets dislodged from the wound causing infection. You need to start taking antibiotics like Augmentin 625 mg and a painkiller. Also, use warm salt water gargling three times a day. Do not touch the area. And wait it out till you can see a dentist nearby. In such condition it takes time for full healing of the area, thus you have to be patient, get the wound cleaned and debrided by your dentist as soon as possible.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Naveen Thomas
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentistry

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