I had 17 teeth pulled out and i started. To get a green bubble on one of the sites ,it didn't hurt at first ,but after the 3rd day i started getting stabbing pain and throbbing in that area ! In two of the sockets on my top started having white stuff coming out after the 4th day. But then it started to have pain everytime i try to eat something soft ! Its been a week now and im still experiencing throbbing pain in those areas! My doctor said it's normal . Is it really normal ? Its been a bad experience the whole time!
Did you actually see your dentist or just talk to the office staff by phone. If you haven't physically seen him, I would make an appt to do so. Pain the next week isn't unnatural. Having extreme pain and actively draining holes is another thing. Did he give you an antibiotic when he pulled your teeth? Especially after pulling that many teeth and not immediately covering them with dentures or dental plates. I had more than that pulled, had my dentures placed in immediately and still got an antibiotic "just in case". Even the softest diet can leave food particles which can get stuck no matter how diligent you are about rinsing your mouth with warm salt water.
Pain is expected. The purpose of pain is to tell you something is wrong with your body.
Dental pain - pain a week later? Yes but it should slowly be getting better unless something is wrong. Either it's a tooth problem or something you are doing like eating something too hard. It would exacerbate the pain unless you follow instructions.
I'm giving you an armchair diagnosis.
Not a diagnosis but possibilities of what may be wrong.
I'm interested in the previous comment about antibiotics and if you were actually seen?
You may have a small abscess that is under the gumline. I'm thinking that because of the drainage. Throbbing pain is also caused by pressure which would be the drainage building up below the gum line. It does usually cause a temp. Did you take your temp?
The other possibility is a dry socket.
I've never had one but I hear it's a painfull business and requires dental care asap.
The other type of problem is nerve involvement. I don't think this is the case because it's more of an electrical shooting burning intense pain.
You spent a lot of money for the extractions. Follow up is just as important.
Don't forget your teeth are close to your brain. A massive infection would be devastating! But you didn't mention a fever.
It's probably low grade and localized to the area that hurts.
Time to get assertive if the dentist seems to be dismissing your problems.
If nothing works to get in for an appointment...
Tell him it's so bad you will have to go to the ER.
He will not want that especially if it's because he's denying to see you.
It won't be good for his reputation and he knows it.
Best wishes and please give us follow up on what's wrong.
Take NSAIDS if you are able. It will hopefully cut down on the inflammation and swelling. Spit some of the drainage in a little container so he sees what you are concerned about.
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