How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 58323
Experience:  GP in the United States
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Phil, MD is online now

I had my bottom tooth out yesterday but the pain has been so

This answer was rated:

I had my bottom tooth out yesterday but the pain has been so bad im taking painkillers every 3 hours its hurting down my jaw and my head it feels like iv been kicked in my face and the extraction is covering with white stuff and can only see a little hole now is this normal? also i was given antibiotics and part of the root broke off while taking my tooth out
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Thanks for this question
It sounds like you might have dry socket
This is a condition where an extracted tooth can cause severe pain and discomfort.
It is generally treated with anti inflammatories like ibuprofen
Make sure you do this.
Also, the white covering indicates a possible infection. You are on antibiotics but possibly they are not working or an abscess is forming.
Make sure you get back in to the dentist as soon as you can to have it checked
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I can not take ibuprofen as i suffer from athama and i was told it cant be dry socket as this only happens from 3 days of having a tooth extraction

you can put a tea bag on the area.
soak a wet tea bag and put it on the spot if the dentist says it is okay
that works as well
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i can not ask my dentist as they are closed

is it cold or warm water to soak the t bag

warm water
Dr. Phil, MD and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
I appreciate the ok rating.

I would be happy to help you in the future. Just ask for Dr. Phil in your question opening or bookmark this page

I greatly appreciate a positive rating in the customer satisfaction survey that you will receive via email. It is important for me to get your feedback. Thank you. :)