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  • Lyndaj
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    Pain from tooth extractions lasts for days. Trust me, I've been there a few times.

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  • LindaKay75
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    Originally posted by JCY View Post
    Linda, You might want to consider taking a probiotic along with that Amoxicillin.
    Thank you for that suggestion. I have Activia in the fridge now and I just took another amoxicillin so I'll do just that.

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  • Domascnn
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    Try self message method for dental problems it gonna change your world

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  • JCY
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    Linda, You might want to consider taking a probiotic along with that Amoxicillin.

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  • LindaKay75
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    Originally posted by Carolnnc View Post
    You have my sympathy and wishes for some quick relief. My dentist has to call me in a prescription for a few Valium to get me his office every six months. Once I take the Valium I don't care what they do when I get there! My back tooth cracked into several pieces in June and I had to have a crown. DH drugged me up, took me in, handed me my IPOD and I went to sleep in the chair. I had so many bad experiences at the Health Department as a child that at 60+ years old I still panic.
    Oh you poor thing. Hope all is good now. That is so funny! Either whiskey or valium huh? I know what you mean, my parents had me in the dentist chair all the time just for checkups, that is when they used gas mask! Geez!

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  • LindaKay75
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    Originally posted by auntiemern View Post
    My question is, did he give you anything for infection? Gums around teeth do not just swell and get puffy because the tooth is bad. If he didn't give you an antibiotic, it is probably still hurting for that reason. A dry socket is absolutely excrutiating. It is like a toothache x 10. Good luck with your follow up.
    Yes I've been on amoxicillin 500 mg since Thursday, taken every 6 hours. Doing a number on my stomach too. Got 3 more to take, ugh.

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  • LindaKay75
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    Originally posted by SallyO'Sews View Post
    My dentist is a total sweetheart, but I was not lying when I told him when we first met that I would rather go through unmedicated childbirth than get my teeth cleaned. I go faithfully twice a year, but only because I'm terrified that if I don't it will be worse.
    Yes everyone please take care of your teeth, no matter though, as you get older you lose bone and problems begin. That's just what my dentist told me. Also to take calcium. When I was employed I went to the dentist once a year, after I retired I stopped going because of dental insurance costing so much. Now I'm paying for it. I will be buying dental insurance for sure.

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  • LindaKay75
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    Originally posted by jjkaiser View Post
    I hate the dentist too even though mine looks like a Barbie doll with absolutely perfect gleaming white teeth and could do a Pepsodent commercial any time. I also hate the hygienist and all her sharp, pointy instruments! They are instruments of torture if you ask me. Yes I am afraid another visit to the dentist is your only hope, possibly something minor went wrong that could easily be fixed. I don't think your pain should be lasting this long. Maybe a shot of whiskey before bed tonight would help temporarily?
    Oh that tells me you have taken good care of your teeth. I agree what you say about the hygienist, she really scares me with all her tools.
    I may need a shot of something before and after, ha.

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  • JCY
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    So sorry for all your dental problems. I've had my share of those this year, too. Had a crown, then needed a root canal under the new crown. I also chose to have a different tooth pulled rather than pay $2,000. out of pocket for another root canal. Wish I'd had the root canal. I'm still not used to the space in my mouth where the tooth used to be. I did get a dry socket! The written after- care instructions had an error in them. The dentist really didn't want me to irrigate till day 4, rather than day one, so I probably flushed out the clot. Yes, it can be very painful! I took Tylenol around the clock.

    Just wondering -- why did you not go to your regular dentist first before seeing an oral surgeon? Or did you have a referral? With the new digital x-rays, they clearly show if there is infection at the tooth root. Many regular dentists do extractions & refer to an oral surgeon only if it's necessary.

    You can google tooth extractions, dry socket, etc. to get info. that will be helpful with your after care. So sorry you're having such a tough time of it. I hope you get some answers soon & pain relief. The healing takes a time, so don't expect immediate results.

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  • Carolnnc
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    You have my sympathy and wishes for some quick relief. My dentist has to call me in a prescription for a few Valium to get me his office every six months. Once I take the Valium I don't care what they do when I get there! My back tooth cracked into several pieces in June and I had to have a crown. DH drugged me up, took me in, handed me my IPOD and I went to sleep in the chair. I had so many bad experiences at the Health Department as a child that at 60+ years old I still panic.

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  • auntiemern
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    My question is, did he give you anything for infection? Gums around teeth do not just swell and get puffy because the tooth is bad. If he didn't give you an antibiotic, it is probably still hurting for that reason. A dry socket is absolutely excrutiating. It is like a toothache x 10. Good luck with your follow up.

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  • SallyO'Sews
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    My dentist is a total sweetheart, but I was not lying when I told him when we first met that I would rather go through unmedicated childbirth than get my teeth cleaned. I go faithfully twice a year, but only because I'm terrified that if I don't it will be worse.

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  • grammaterry
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    you might have an ear infection. It could be manifesting itself into your jaw area and it could be a coincidence that the tooth needed pulling as well. The pain is the same.

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  • LindaKay75
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    Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
    Hi Linda. If I understand it correctly you had two teeth pulled? If this is correct it is expected for there to be some pain for up to two weeks. However, if should be a different kind of pain than you were feeling before. If at all possible have a friend go to the oral surgeon with you. Then when you get nervous the friend can help make sure all your questions are answered.

    It is also very important to follow the "after care" instructions. For example the instructions may say no carbonated beverages or hot hot drinks for a certain period of time.

    I hope you feel better soon. Aching teeth are very trying.
    Hi DeniseSm, no this is the same pain I was having before the tooth was extracted. I had this done on Thursday, here it is Tuesday. I'm okay until the Tylenol wears off then it just aches awful like a toothache. I can't live on Tylenol.

    I can't begin to tell you how many times I went over the instructions and I followed them exactly. I'm very true in following instructions of any kind. Thank you for responding. I'll let you all know about tomorrow.

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  • LindaKay75
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    Originally posted by Simply Quilting View Post
    I am wondering if you happen to have a dry socket - which are very painful. I can understand the fear of dentist - I have had some horrid painful ones. We have finally found one that is very calm, patient and helps work through the fear.
    I will rule out the dry socket. This pain is just like before I had the jaw tooth pulled. Just like an aching toothache. But the tooth is no longer there so I'm wondering if maybe he didn't get all the tooth, is that possible. Hopefully tomorrow I will find out. He is an excellent oral surgeon but is always in a rush. I may need another xray and I hate all the exposure to radiation. Oh well, do what is necessary. Thank you for responding. I will let you know what happens tomorrow.

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