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Old 09-02-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Severe Pain After Extraction - Opposite Side

Hi there,

Recently had a lower-right wisdom extraction as the tooth was decaying and starting to develop an infection. Thankfully, I appeared to have prevented any spread of infection by switching to a Chlorhexidine mouthwash when the pain started.

A couple of days after the extraction, and I've begun to experience a slight swelling and a severe, throbbing pain on the left side of my jaw that I can feel even through Co-Codamol and Ibubrofen, that resonates up into my ear if I don't take the meds; the pain wasn't there before the extraction.

This concerns me as the pain is quite similar to that of the rotted wisdom on the right - but both wisdom teeth have already been removed on the left side due to being impacted. I'm applying a warm washcloth to the left side and rinsing with warm salt water regularly, but it's having minimal effect right now.

Should I be immediately concerned and get back to my dentist, or wait to see if symptoms ease off having been a result of the extraction?

Update: possibly wrong about lower left wisdom, feels like it may still be there under the gum & impacted. Possible cause?

Last edited by squallloire; 09-02-2011 at 09:07 PM.

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