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    dental advice please.......sore mouth here!

    I had 2 upper teeth pulled a week ago.....some stitches have come out.....some are still there........they're dissolving ones.

    Because they are upper, the pain goes from there up to my nose, because that is where the roots were.

    I rise with warm water and salt a million times a day.

    but I am still in pain..........and the entire are is quite quite sore.

    is this normal after a week?

    or should I go back and see him?

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    Re: dental advice please.......sore mouth here!

    I felt sore from my root canal for 1-2 weeks.

    If your gums are inflammed, and your cheek swollen, ythen go back to the dentist.

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    Re: dental advice please.......sore mouth here!

    Phone the dentist and ask for advice!

    Just after I moved here from London I developed raging toothache. Being new to the area I had no dentist and had to wait for an initial assessment and then for a proper appointment. I was in agony! When they finally tried to treat the tooth (a back molar) it hurt so much I was crying in pain and just begged them to take the tooth out. They did, under anesthetic, and I had a short-lived relief thinking the horrendous pain was finally over. But not so! Once the anesthetic wore off the incredible pain returned. I had to wait a couple more weeks before I could be seen again and when the dentist finally saw me he said that normally when a tooth is pulled the blood and gunk left behind seals the hole that was made by the extracted tooth. However, in my case a 'dry hole' had been left and it had become infected (as you would expect when you eat food and breathe germs in through your mouth, etc). He gave me a course of antibiotics to clear it up and I was fine after that.

    I don't want to be overly pessimistic but Cheshire Cat used to be a member of FG. She had exactly the same problem, as far as I recall, and I'm very sorry to tell you that she died from the infection she got following dental treatment. I don't know the full story. I'm sure others know more details than I do and it was probably a one-in-a-million shot that her outcome was so bad, but it does go to show that you shouldn't leave things and wait (not that I think she did). Seriously, I think you should get it checked out sooner rather than later. Best of luck Odie. Mel. xxx

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    Re: dental advice please.......sore mouth here!

    After only a week, it's not necessarily abnormal to still have a sore mouth. We all heal at different rates. I know someone who had a root canal and was sore for 2+ weeks.

    I'm not a dentist, but I work in health care and have taken care of many, many post-op dental patients. Most dentists, in my experience, suggest rinsing with a warm salt water solution in A.M., after meals and at bedtime.

    To do any more than that may actually be irritating your gums further, simply because all that "swishing" motion may be tugging at the stitches that aren't quite healed yet. Being over-zealous with care can sometimes but just as damaging as being under-zealous.

    Give it a couple more days.... then call dentist if not better.

    Oh, and definitely call ASAP if inflammation or any part of your face surrounding removal site is warm to touch.

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    Call your dentist Odie you don't want to develop "Dry Sockets" very painful. Best to get advice no need to be in pain.
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    Re: dental advice please.......sore mouth here!

    Quote Originally Posted by laneybug View Post
    After only a week, it's not necessarily abnormal to still have a sore mouth. We all heal at different rates. I know someone who had a root canal and was sore for 2+ weeks.

    I'm not a dentist, but I work in health care and have taken care of many, many post-op dental patients. Most dentists, in my experience, suggest rinsing with a warm salt water solution in A.M., after meals and at bedtime.

    To do any more than that may actually be irritating your gums further, simply because all that "swishing" motion may be tugging at the stitches that aren't quite healed yet. Being over-zealous with care can sometimes but just as damaging as being under-zealous.

    Give it a couple more days.... then call dentist if not better.

    Oh, and definitely call ASAP if inflammation or any part of your face surrounding removal site is warm to touch.

    Good luck!
    Hi Laneybug and thanks!

    You may have hit it right on.........I knew it was after meals for the rinsing, but I am doing it each time it gets sore....thinking it will take down the swelling!

    now, the cheek I had the teeth pulled out is warm.

    and I can feel under the roof of my mouth that it is swollen.

    I think this is all normal, as its just a week tomorrow, I think I will phone him tomorrow.......just in case there is an infection.

    I know these things hurt, after all, teeth were yanked out, but to me, it should not have lasted this long.

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    Re: dental advice please.......sore mouth here!

    Quote Originally Posted by CARLA View Post
    Call your dentist Odie you don't want to develop "Dry Sockets" very painful. Best to get advice no need to be in pain.
    thanks Carla, I will be phoning him tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chonsigirl View Post
    I felt sore from my root canal for 1-2 weeks.

    If your gums are inflammed, and your cheek swollen, ythen go back to the dentist.
    yes, my gums are swollen, so I will phone him tomorrow, thanks!

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    Re: dental advice please.......sore mouth here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Odie View Post
    thanks Carla, I will be phoning him tomorrow!
    You better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qsducks View Post
    You better!
    aren't you in bed?

    already put in a call for him.

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