- Apr 21, 2011
OK so I had a molar extracted on the evening of the 18th. I'm still in some pain though it has very obviously lessened, it is more like a toothache around the extraction site and the teeth above it also. Hurts when liquid enters the site too. Anyway, i was prescribed antibiotics as an 'in case' as my dentist is now away on holiday and the practice is shut. i didn't want to take them without good reason but at the weekend realised I probably should get them, and the site was definitely infected. Couldn't get them till yesterday due to Easter opening hours and have now had a full day's worth. The thing is, the pain seems to have changed to a bit of a deeper pain and instead of being intermittent is seems to be there most of the time. It isn't awful, just like a nasty toothache. Ibuprofen take the edge of it and I am only taking 1 tablet at a time, not the 2 I was taking this time last week for the pain! What I want to know is, is this due to the antibiotics getting to work? I have to say my mouth seems to have improved overnight, there is hardly any bad taste left and there is lest gunge in the socket for me to try to rinse with mouthwash, so it is looking good?