Re: Post Extraction Pain 3 Weeks Later?
It's not uncommon for an extraction site to be tender for weeks, if not a few months. I had my wisdom teeth taken out years ago and that area is sometimes tender to this day. Did you have a follow up appt. with your dentist or oral surgeon, who extracted the teeth? It's probably best to go in again, if just to alleviate your anxiety. Sometimes, after dental work, so many nerves become irritated, that it takes awhile for everything to heal. Never let severe pain go unchecked, and, if you develop other symptoms, like swelling or redness; etc. it's possible you might have a bone infection. But, like you said, the pain thus far comes and goes. Give it some more time, but call you doctor, for reassurance. A good dentist will be supportive.