Tooth Still Hurts After Wisdom Tooth Surgery?

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Want to ask. I operated on wisdom teeth but it’s been 5 days the pain is still there. What if I take anthrax and dextamethasone? Because the drugs that were prescribed after the operation had run out.

1 Answer:

Hi Ellyz,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Wisdom tooth surgery does require a longer recovery time than normal tooth extraction. This happens because wisdom teeth are very firmly attached to the surrounding structures. As a result, you can feel uncomfortable sensations for a long time at the surgical site, such as pain, swelling, bleeding, and so on. This condition can last up to 1 or 2 weeks after surgery.

Although it can feel very annoying, but with good postoperative care, complaints can generally be overcome. When the doctor's medicine has run out, you can take paracetamol first to relieve your pain. The two types of drugs you mentioned (namely mefenamic acid and dexamethasone) are not a class of over-the-counter drugs that are safe to be taken carelessly without a doctor's supervision.

In addition to taking paracetamol, also do the following efforts so that recovery runs more optimally:

Compress the cheek on the side of the surgical site using warm water. Brush teeth regularly and then rinse with salt water. Within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, first consume soft or liquid-textured foods so that there is no excessive trauma in the ex-surgery. Drink plenty of fluids and rest If there is pain within 1 week still feels very great, especially if it is accompanied by swelling of the gums, bleeding, the wound fails to unite, or even discharge such as pus from the surgical scar, you should go back to the dentist who specializes in oral surgery for further evaluation. complications, such as infection, dry socket, or others that require special treatment.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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