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Extreme pain on gums after tooth extraction (pics included)

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Posted by: marymsfc  (2 years ago)
Hey everybody! My name's Mary and I'm 18 years old. So, yesterday I had a tooth extraction (inferior first premolar on the left). The reason of the extraction is that I don't have enough space in my mouth for my teeth to move (I got braces yesterday too). So, the tooth was ok, my doctor just extracted it because of the space. I've already had 3 extractions before this one, and they all went well and this have never happened. It's been more than 24 hours since the extraction and I still have a lot of pain, it's in my gum, in the exact "spot" where the tooth was, but it also irradiates. When I touch it, it hurts even more and it seems like the pain irradiates really "down", almost to my jaw. Another weird thing is that sometimes when I talk it hurts even more, a sharp pain that goes on for a few seconds appear....
I haven't even brushed my teeth because I'm afraid of doing something wrong, I don't smoke, I didn't rise or anything. I've also been taking pain killers and eating soft food, mostly ice cream.
I really don't know if my gums look normal, but I can notice, for sure, that there's a red spot near my canine that maybe isn't "normal" to be there, I don't know...and that area hurts too. I'm going to show you some pictures.
What do you think of all this? Do my gums look normal? Is that "brownish" thing on top of them "normal"?
Hope someone can help me, since I'm really worried...
Thanks everybody!
PS: The doctor didn't put anything in the "hole", nothing...
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Hey everybody! My name's Mary and I'm 18 years old. So, yesterday I had a tooth extraction (inferior first premolar on the left). The reason of the extraction is that I don't have enough space in my mouth for my teeth to move (I got braces yesterday too). So, the tooth was ok, my doctor just extracted it because of the space. I've already had 3 extractions before this one, and they all went well and this have never happened. It's been more than 24 hours since the extraction and I still have a lot of pain, it's in my gum, in the exact "spot" where the tooth was, but it also irradiates. When I touch it, it hurts even more and it seems like the pain irradiates really "down", almost to my jaw. Another weird thing is that sometimes when I talk it hurts even more, a sharp pain that goes on for a few seconds appear....
I haven't even brushed my teeth because I'm afraid of doing something wrong, I don't smoke, I didn't rise or anything. I've also been taking pain killers and eating soft food, mostly ice cream.
I really don't know if my gums look normal, but I can notice, for sure, that there's a red spot near my canine that maybe isn't "normal" to be there, I don't know...and that area hurts too. I'm going to show you some pictures.
What do you think of all this? Do my gums look normal? Is that "brownish" thing on top of them "normal"?
Hope someone can help me, since I'm really worried...
Thanks everybody!
PS: The doctor didn't put anything in the "hole", nothing...


The day after an extraction most patients have post-op pain. But if the pain is worse than yesterday, it is likely is a dry socket. Return to the dentist who extracted the tooth for post-op care.
Posted 2 years ago
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Dentist
Are you sure that pain comes from extraction site?
Sometimes it may be due to braces, since you are wearing it from same day.
But you need to meet your dentist sooner.
Posted 2 years ago
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