Failed molar extraction

Discussion in 'Oral Surgery' started by Marklschumacher, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Marklschumacher


    Nov 6, 2017
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    I am a 66 y/o white male. I have a history of TMJ and have had 5 cervical disks removed with a bone fusion and appliance in my neck.
    I had a failed molar extraction today. I was told I still must have an infection, as the local anesthesia failed to work. I started antibiotic therapy a week ago and took Clindamycin 300 mg's, 2 times a day for 7 days. My dentist has now prescribed Clindamycin 300 mg's 3 times a day for 4 days. I am to return after 4 days to again attempt the extraction. My questions are: Does this sound like a good approach? Should the infection be resolved after 4 more days of therapy? Also, in retrospect, should I have consulted an oral surgeon to have the extraction under sedation or general anesthesia?

    Thank You,

    Mark S.
    Marklschumacher, Nov 6, 2017
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