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Wisdom tooth removed Wednesday.still in a lot of pain.taking

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Wisdom tooth removed Wednesday.still in a lot of pain.taking co codomol.headache and jaw pain.face sensitive to touch.
Hi--any fever with this? Any swelling of your face on that side? Were you given antibiotics?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Slight swelling. No anti biotics

OK. Without a fever and just with your symptoms that you've described I don't think you have an infection and there can be a fair amount of pain from an extraction like that for several days afterwards. You could try a topical anesthetic like OraGel or oil of wintergreen for now. Let your dentist or oral surgeon know about the pain tomorrow
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