PLEASE HELP!!! Wisdom tooth extraction site pain after one month!


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Hi guys,

Im panicking!!!! I took out my wisdom teeth a month ago and developed a dry socket which closed up now but still experiencing discomfort and mild throbbing. There’s some redness in the photo which my OS said iant an infection but I want to make sure it isnt’t. Can you please help? Im so scared of antibiotics because i have ibs.
 

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MattKW

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Looks reasonable to me. It can take up to 3 months to fully heal. There's no indication of infection, and therefore no indication for antibiotics.
 

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I believe Dr. MattKW is right. I don't see anything unusual. As long as there are no swelling, and no palpation sensitive areas under the jaw and neck regions (swollen lymph nodes), allow the extraction site to heal. Taking out lower wisdom teeth are very traumatic and requires some healing time.
 
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Thank you so much for answering. The reason Im asking is because I still get headaches and im nit comfortable eating on that side yet aftev a month. There’s a little red area where the dry socket was and I was scared thats a low grade infection. Is the pain normal one month after?
 
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Thank you so much for answering. The reason Im asking is because I still get headaches and im nit comfortable eating on that side yet aftev a month. There’s a little red area where the dry socket was and I was scared thats a low grade infection. Is the pain normal one month after?
Be more patient. If you don't need regular painkillers, and you're sleeping OK at night, just give it a bit more time.
 

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