Extreme sensitivity after tooth extraction!! HELP!

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flowerdisc

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Hi All,

I had my upper left molar extracted about a week ago. It was a very difficult extraction. The dentist eventually had to send me to a specialist two days later to get the last root out. This was a success! I have been on anti-biotics which I have now finished. I have no pain other then general soreness except when I drink anything cold or hot, I have a sharp intense pain where the tooth was extracted. It is stopping me from drinking much. I have felt the gum with my tooth and there is something poking under the gum. However the whole area looks like it is healing well.

The tooth directly next to the extracted one has a very deep filling that may need root canal at some point (not sure if this is effecting it) but the pain feels like it is coming from the extracted area.

Is this normal? How long will it last?

Thank you for any help!!
 
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The most likely explanation is that the pain is coming from the remaining tooth but you're feeling it where the other tooth came out. Tooth pain can be difficult to pinpoint the exact the location on your own.

If the pain goes away quickly after removing the hot or cold drink (say less than about 10 seconds) I'd give it some time to heal. It may just be inflamed and hypersensitive. If it is hurting all on it's own, wakes you up at night, or continues for several minutes after the hot/cold is taken away, then it is time to see your dentist to have them check it out.
 
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flowerdisc

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The most likely explanation is that the pain is coming from the remaining tooth but you're feeling it where the other tooth came out. Tooth pain can be difficult to pinpoint the exact the location on your own.

If the pain goes away quickly after removing the hot or cold drink (say less than about 10 seconds) I'd give it some time to heal. It may just be inflamed and hypersensitive. If it is hurting all on it's own, wakes you up at night, or continues for several minutes after the hot/cold is taken away, then it is time to see your dentist to have them check it out.

Hi, thanks for getting back to me. I am having difficulty pinpointing the pain you're right.
It seems to only last a few seconds before going away. I have no lasting pain and it doesn't keep me up. I will let it heal and if I still have problems head back to the dentist.

The strange thing is when I swish water around my mouth after brushing my teeth it causes no pain. It is only when I drink!

Anyway thanks for your response!
 
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