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Dry socket and tongue infection

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Patient
Posted by: redrocket  (9 years ago)
Hello!

Last week I had all my wisdom teeth removed. After three days, I was in awful pain and I even had a fever. I went back to the dentist and he said I had developed dry socket. He put a packing in it and I was told to come back every other day to have it changed. After two days, I woke up with a severe sore throat and my tongue was very swollen. I cannot eat and swallow anything. The dentist said I had a bad tongue infection. He gave me antibiotics. I am taking them up for two days now but I still cannot eat. My tongue is still very painful. How long will the infection and the dry socket take to heal? What can you guys suggest to help me deal with this for now?

Thank you very much.
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Dentist
Hi!

Gaging the severity of the infection is difficult over the web.. however, if the antibiotics don’t improve the situation after a day or two, then you could try and switch to a different antibiotic.

Ideally you should consult with your dentist about the specifics!
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: redrocket  (9 years ago)
Hello Doc,

Thank you for your advice. I will give it two days more. I hope it gets better.

Best Regards!
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Posted by: jonalyn  (9 years ago)
Dry socket may be healed in a week or sometimes longer. Since you cannot eat solid foods yet, get a blender and blend a mix of healthy foods. Make it smooth by adding more liquid. Do not use straw to eat this because it can disturb the blood clot.
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