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My sister had a lower wisdon tooth extracted last Tuesday (23rd). This was carried out by a specialist as there was an unusual root formation. She is still experiencing quite high pain levels and wonders if this is to be expected or if she should ask for professional help, there's no swelling, inflammation or sign of fever. The blood clot has not been dislodged.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

I am happy that she does not have fever {rules out infection - worried me the most}. Extraction of wisdom tooth generally needs drilling of thin overlying bone. Bone consists of multiple layers. Out of them periosteum is enervated {has nerve supply} and hence causes pain when broken. This pain is generally experienced for a week or so.

Ibuprofen with serratiopeptidase should help to reduce the pain. Warm water gargles {with pinch of salt} should help too. Avoid warm compress. If pain does not subside or reduce in severity in a week OR if there are associated symptoms like fever/ swelling than a physical evaluation along with x ray will be needed.

Please do not worry, she will be fine.

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