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Old 12-24-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Angry post extraction/still swollen

I had a rootcanal on a molar. It wasnt done properly and my gum became extremely swollen. I was told in order to get rid of the infection, the best thing to do would be to go ahead and extract the tooth. (taking penicillin during this whole ordeal).. it has been 3 weeks and the swelling has gone down a fraction, but is still very prominent and sore when i press on it. What now????? I was told the extraction would take care of everything. I cant afford to keep shelling out money to this dentist. Please help!

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Old 12-25-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: post extraction/still swollen

well if it was your dentist who made the mistake he should extract it for free?

Old 12-27-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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Re: post extraction/still swollen

The dentist DID extract the tooth. It has been almost 4 weeks now and the infection/swelling is not gone. that is the problem...........

Old 01-02-2008, 02:04 PM   #4
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Re: post extraction/still swollen

I just had 2 extractions done on new years eve and I'm still a little swollen but my dentist informed me that the swelling should go down after a couple days. Put some ice on your face and try to take some ibuprofen. If the swelling is still present then I would talk to a different dentist and see if maybe something wasn't done properly.

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