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Severe pain and swelling after extraction

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Posted by: amaya12  (6 years ago)
Dear Checkdent,

My wisdom teeth were impacted and one had an abscess so I got them pulled out about a week ago. I have some swelling for the first few days, then it became fine so I already stopped taking antibiotics and painkillers. However,today, I woke up with a swollen face. The pain is so terrible and I had a fever. I called my dentist and he said I have to resume taking antibiotics. Later today, I feel a throbbing pain from my ear drums and my face has become more swollen. Is this normal or should I go to the dentist again?

Thank you for your answers!
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Poor you! Please go to the dentist immediately!!!
Posted 6 years ago
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Posted by: motorcade  (6 years ago)
You seem to have a dry socket which is very painful. You should visit your dentist as soon as possible.
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Posted by: amaya12  (6 years ago)
Thanks a lot. It's indeed a dry socket. My dentist put medicated gauze on it and I am in the healing process now.
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