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Pain 5 weeks after extraction?



Junior member
Jun 24, 2016
I thought I healed well as I didn't have much problems with the extraction.

Now it's five weeks and the area is painful :( top tooth extraction and the upper mandible area is painful really.
I just took paracetamol and it's not going away.
I think I had food in there and I rinsed now it should be gone but still I have pain.

I just remembered that yesterday I ate a sharp cracker and it went there and I had pain but I didn't think much about it.

Could it be that?
Tomorrow I will call the dentist, of course this is just before the weekend.

I am afraid of course of infection and of not being able to control pain tonight :(
An infection seems unlikely this long after an extraction... Please let us know what your dentist says :)