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Throbbing pain from the extraction site

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Posted by: pillows77  (9 years ago)
Dear Doctor,

I have been having pain on one of my upper molars for the last few months. When the pain was unbearable, I decided to visit the dentist. He said the second upper molar on the right hand side needs a root canal therapy. I agreed and he referred me to a root canal specialist. A couple of weeks after the root canal treatment, the pain persisted. The Endodontist performed an Apicoectomy; he cleaned the tooth out and scraped the bone, but the pain had remained. I went back to the dentist after a week and he advised me to see an oral surgeon to have the tooth pulled.

It's been five days since the extraction and I still have throbbing pain from the extraction site. I now have a fever. I developed a sinus infection three days ago. The dentist told me that the bacteria and infection from the root may have reached my sinuses. He put me on a course of antibiotics. How long will the antibiotic take to stop the infection, and the pain thereby? I can't seem to get and handle an implant until the pain is taken care of. Any information would be highly appreciated!
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Posted by: ghnane  (9 years ago)
Hi. It is hard to tell you exactly when the infection will go away since it also depends on your body's fight against the bacteria as well. You should wait 2-3 weeks after the extraction until the wound heals and your gum margins meet and close. Pain will dissipate eventually as well. The success of the implants will depend on your tissue response and implant's integration into your bone and gum. Make sure before you go ahead with the implant that you are healed and do not experience pain from the extraction site.
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