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      Default How long should the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?

      Hello All,

      I am a newbie and would value anyone's advice.

      On Thursday morning I had my upper left wisdom tooth and the two teeth in front of it removed under conscious sedation (which is wonderful by the way). I had advanced gum disease around the two teeth in front of the wisdom tooth, and had been in pain on and off for about 6 weeks before the dentist finally agreed to take them out, (I have also been on three lots of antibiotics in that time).

      My query is, how long should I be in pain for? It is worse today (3rd day) then it was yesterday. I have been taking anti inflammatory tablets (twice a day) and pain killers (cocadmol or max strength ibuprofen) as and when, but the pain is worse today.

      Many thanks.

      Jubaltroop
      Last edited by jubaltroop; 9th August 2008 at 17:59. Reason: Gave a bit more history to my problem.

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      Default Re: How long should the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?

      Hello and .If the pain is worse than the tooth ache was I would go back to see your dentist if possiable.
      It may be a Dry Socket...those are very painful and that hole side of y0our face hurts....if it turns out you do have a dry socket your dentist can pack it and medicate it and the pain is allmost gone instantly.So go back and have it checked out.
      I have had 2 dry sockets and each time I remeber saying I would rather give birth agin.
      Your in my thoughts and please let us know how you get on.
      Good Luck.
      Grateful for each & every Day

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      Default Re: How long should the pain last after wisdom tooth extraction?

      Thanks for answering Mary. I hope to God it's NOT a dry socket, I've had just about enough of dentists to last me forever! Mind you it's my own fault, I am absolutely petrified of the dentist and hadn't been for 15 years before this bout. It's only because I found one who does 'conscious sedation' that I've started going again!

      Jubaltroop.

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