Gums sore after tooth extraction

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Avatar_n_tn It was now the end of the week and my whole left side is throbbing and I'm about to cry because I've never had such pain from a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> extraction. EVER!!! So my coworker gave me her dentist number who sees patients on the weekend and I end up going and they packed the area with guaze and medicine on it felt so much better. He said that it was very sensitive that was the reason it was hurting so badly and it looked like it was getting ready to form a dry socket.
230262_tn?1316649534 Soooooooo of course my whole months supply of Vics (60) are long gone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> 10 days into it. And i went to my dentist friday and this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> is so infected to the root/nerve it has to be extracted. IM scared to death because Im already out of my meds, and this office only gives you 8, yes eight, tyelnol 3's for extractions. I told them this wouldnt work for me, I have such a high tolerance to meds, this would be like taking candy. But of course they wont change protocol for me. Its my problem.
1297200_tn?1272581003 its healing like it should but where the needles were have made my gums very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span>. i looked and the gums around the extraction area is still swollen. what should i do for it and how long will this last?
Avatar_m_tn The extraction site itself seems to healing fine, but the gums around the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> next to it are swollen and very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span>. The dentist put me on antibiotics (ees), but after 4 days, the swelling and pain are no better. The dentist said the swelling was just trauma from the extraction, and not to worry, just keep taking meds. I'm worried because, as I said, the pain and swelling are still present, and I would think that after 4 days, the swelling wouls start to go down.
1809287_tn?1316748536 about a week ago i had a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> extraction done on my very back molar on my lower right side. the extraction went pretty well, although quite uncomfortable. afterwards, i felt somewhat okay, but about two to three days after i started to feel this uncomfortable pain in my lower jaw bone. the pain is felt in my jaw, my throat, my temple, my neck and my ear. i am having constant headaches.
Avatar_f_tn I have a *massive* ulcer/canker <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> on the inside of my cheek right next to where the upper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> was extracted (not entirely sure how I managed to get it as the anaesthetic wasn't injected there and that tooth was extracted quite easily), and one under the extraction site of the lower tooth. Other than the sores, I've also had a lot of pain along the gums, mainly the lower jaw. Could this be due to the surrounding teeth starting to move?
Avatar_m_tn Two weeks ago I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> #21 extracted. Several days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the extraction I did develop a partial dry socket that has since felt much better and the open hole is shrinking now. As the gums around the tooth socket continue to shrink/heal I have developed a very sore spot on the lip side of my gums 4mm below the edge of the socket.
Avatar_f_tn It keeps me awake at night throbbing and I have to have ibuprofen during the day. The gums around the hole are bright red!!! The Dr said that I would be a little more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> on that side because my tooth broke so he had to dig for the roots. however he suggested 4 days. He said he got all roots out but I still feel a small sharp edge on the gum line above the hole. Could a piece of tooth still be there causing an infection? I've been taking cipro since Friday as directed.
Avatar_m_tn I've been told this could be a sinus or liver problem, due to the yellow tongue and an upset stomach but I had total normal blood work a month ago at the doctor. I can't help but feel it's this other <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> since the gums are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> above it. I also have a small pimple above the extracted gum. PLEASE PLEASE any help is appreciated!
Avatar_f_tn however, my cheek (on my jawline) is still swollen and puffy (not hard, just puffy), as are the gums around the extraction site and the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> adjacent to the extraction site. When I brush around the wound, the wound itself does not bleed, but the gums beside it do bleed (minimally) and I'm scared. I had my tooth pulled at a dental school and because the tooth was "hooked", it took 2 students and 1 OS resident over 2 hours to get the tooth out. Needless to say, it was a rough surgery.
Avatar_f_tn any thing for sores on gums <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> extraction i can't insert flipper due to swelling and open tooth socket and dentist already filed down flipper Thanks
611365_tn?1225994623 I am not lucky when it comes to dentist, I always end with an infection <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> extraction. Only once did I have dry socket and it is the worst pain ever and no painkillers help and if I had a gun at the time I would have used it. Anyway just had final three teeth removed from bottom jaw and bone has poked out of two with an infection to boost, I went to dentist n he clipped them, that was two days ago, still in abut of pain but hopefully that's it.
Avatar_n_tn It appears to be down to the pulp now. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> has gone from 'tender' to 'extremely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span>' and back again. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> going to another dentist recently, he reccommended a root canal with (reconstruction?) crown. I've noticed that all dental websites recomend root canal over extraction, but my question is as follows: Since I am not the model patient that takes immaculate care of my own teeth, what would be the long term effects of an extraction, besides the obvious loss of tooth.
Avatar_m_tn Like Queshonya said, there are SEVERAL nerves in that area that can be 'hit' or twisted or so on during the extraction. Did your dentist give you antibiotics to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the extraction? And did you get post-op instructions to NOT smoke, not to eat hard foods, to NOT spit (like a hard powerful spit) and to not suck through straws? If you did any of that, you MAY have set up dry socket.
Avatar_m_tn I went back yesterday and the doctor gave me more stitches, but he didn't stitch the gum, only the extraction site <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> he packed it (for dry socket). There is bone showing in the hole in the gum. Here are more pictures that may work better:
Avatar_n_tn 2 weeks ago my doctor took out my wisdom <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the procedure I was not able to open my mouth to its full potential I can only open it about one cm wide and the whole right side of my face hurts when I try to open my mouth fully. My doctor wants to put me to sleep to correct the problem. I'm just kind of nervous as to what he's going to do.. Do you think this is a good idea? Also what do you think cause the problem in the first place? Could it be nerve damage? Thanks for your time!
4520139_tn?1355852769 This vet found another two teeth to be extracted (root heavily exposed), as well as 2-3 more that might need extraction. Also noted an infection of the gums and recommended administration of antibiotics. Recommended basic blood panel ($90), but not the full blood panel unless indicated. Vet was very patient, willing to answer questions.
Avatar_n_tn But recently, the infections have been more regular and I've started feeling really sick. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> throat, generally tired, weird stomach and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the last infection I noticed a white coating on my tongue (which I also managed to scald at some point during the infection but I don't know if that's connected at all) and weird little fordyce Spot-like pimples on my lips. Could all of these symptoms be a result of the constant infections? Could a wisdom tooth really make me feel this sick?
Avatar_n_tn 1 week later, the pain in my jaw was not as bad as before, but i was still experiencing pain and my gums were very <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> and irritated probably due to the dressing. the dentist didn't seem concerned and said the pain would diminish. I have been taking ibuprofen during the day and percocet at night to help with the pain, but it's not helping and the pain has not subsided at all. I continue to have pain on the right side of my face and my lower jaw where the impacted tooth was removed.
Avatar_n_tn The water pick cleaning hurt quite a bit and at least once vibrated my jaw so much my ear rang. My gum around that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> has been <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sore</span> for the entire time and I can get it to bleed by shifting my jaw (such as a yawn), not to mention how much it bleeds when I floss and brush. The tooth has begun to experience discomfort (minimal in the morning and worse as the day goes on; it is especially bad while and after I eat) over the past three weeks.
Avatar_n_tn I have been on amoxicillan before having the wisdom <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tooth</span> removed and right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> and then on penicillan <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> the extraction of my molar next to that. I have stitches and I think my muscles in my gums are what is aching from the suitures. I take motrin every 6 hours and am trying to gradually reduce the amount of motrin I take to reduce the pain. I am presently doing 400mg every 6 hours. I think that once the suitures are removed maybe the pain will calm down.