- Feb 1, 2020
- norwich, norfolk, uk
Hi. Following a particularly violent extraction last week, of a broken, root canalled, third molar, which was then cut into 4 and gum cut to enable root removal and then stitched back up again, I am wondering what to do now? The extraction was Tuesday and now, six days later, I am still in intense pain, with no sign of it stopping or even beginning to recover! I would describe the pain as a continuous 'ringing' sensation, covering the whole left side of my mouth. The lovely big blood clot at the extraction site seems to have gone and is now just left with a white space, with maybe bits of bone and bright red bits (blood?) Having read on here about dry socket though, I'm sure I can't have that, as I don't have any bad smells coming out of my mouth and the painkillers that I'm taking (Co-Codamol, Ibuprofen), do eventually help a bit. My partner and I both have urgent appointments Monday and Tuesday elsewhere, so must go to those, with no chance of seeing a dentist until Wednesday at the earliest anyway. Am I just being a wimp? As I see people on here with really bad pain too. My head was thrown about in all directions and there was a load of drilling and other pulling about going on for half and hour, so is this six days still a little too early to expect any reduction of pain yet? Any help will be gratefully received, thank you!