I just had my back molar extracted (#18) and its still a little tender!!! But, doable now. I had to quit taking the Percocets as they caused me to itch way too bad! I went to the pharmacist last night to pick up my refill, and I felt like a dog with fleas..... I was scratching the whole time I was talking to him! It was horrible! LOL! So I obviously didnt pick up the refill. Im just taking Advil now. It works fine.
Anyway my question to you is, What is this "hole" supposed to look like? You know the hole the tooth came out of? Like in the front of the hole, there are a few stitches... then, like behind those stitches there is a white stuff - it looks like ... I dont know... its either pus or food that got stuck down in there. Can you help me? What would that be? I really dont want to call this oral surgeon and ask him. He isnt the easiest person to talk to - makes me feel really awkward! He's nice, but just..... weird! I dont know how to describe it.
I tried sort of touching the side of the area to see how sensitive it would be to touch, and if it were ok to the touch - I wouldve sorta dug at it to see if it would come out or whatever, but it was like touching a raw nerve... so I dont want to do that.
What should I be doing as far as follow up care? I recieved NO follow up instructions. He told me yesterday when I called that I could start rinsing with Scope. I dont have Scope, I only have Listerine (cool mint) and I know what Listerine does, it STINGS!!!! Im afraid to do it, for fear it'll hurt so bad Ill pass out!
Thanks for listening!