Simultaneous extraction and implant

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I recently got #19 extracted and an implant completed at the same time. The first 4 days were okay, but on Sunday it got really sore and it's not feeling any better. It's been 9 days now, and I'm starting to become concerned. However I don't see any other signs it's not healing properly. Just pain. Is this typical? Can one get dry socket in these situations?
 

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I would recommend going to the oral surgeon for a follow-up visit, so that you can make sure there is no infection. Did the surgeon prescribe you any antibiotics?
 

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I would recommend going to the oral surgeon for a follow-up visit, so that you can make sure there is no infection. Did the surgeon prescribe you any antibiotics?
Yes, doxicycline. However I was advised by my doctor to ask him about stopping or switching due to it agitating my ulcerative colitis, so he had me stop it after 5 days.

The pain level dropped over the weekend, but it still flares up at times.
 

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Still go for a follow-up. If there are any signs of infection, an alternative antibiotic can be prescribed.
 

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Still go for a follow-up. If there are any signs of infection, an alternative antibiotic can be prescribed.
Thanks! That was a good call, I ended up getting elevated temperature and blood pressure as well. I called them to share my symptoms and he prescribed Cefalexin.
 

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