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Sinus like pain after a tooth extraction

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Posted by: troupe  (8 years ago)
Hi Doctor,

I have my molar surgically removed about two weeks ago. When the anesthesia wore off, I began to feel the pain and my face is swollen. I took painkillers and antibiotics. The swelling has gone down and my dentist said I am clear of infection. However, I am still uncomfortable and I feel a sinus like pain over my eyebrow on the same side where the tooth was removed. What could be the reason for this? Any advice please?

Thank you very much!
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Posted by: ihope2  (8 years ago)
Hi there!

It could be due to a recurring infection. I recommend seeing your dentist before it gets worse.
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Hi everyone!

It could be the infection flaring up again, or the result of a sensitive tooth neck, or even a neighbouring tooth that got damaged during the extraction.

Either way, speculation can only get us so far; ideally you should visit an oral surgeon – s/he will be able to solve your problem!

All the best!
Posted 8 years ago
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Posted by: troupe  (8 years ago)
Thanks so much and good day!
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