Symptoms after wisdom teeth exraction?
What are some immediate symptoms if one were to have an infection of a dry socket?
I had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday at 1pm.
Was numbed, teeth were taken out and was given gauze. I arrived home only to have my jaw still numb until around 4/5pm. I changed my gauze every 30 minutes as directed and have been taking my medications as prescribed. I was given T3's and Ibuprofen for pain and Amoxicillin incase of infection.
I have more-so or less stopped bleeding, but after my face numbed out, it did swell up and the pain increased. I am taking Ibuprofen to kill the pain, icing it down every chance I get and have been able to eat. The pain isn't as discomforting as before, so hopefully I am at a normal stage?
I'd just like to know beforehand some immediate symptoms to look out for incase of infection or dry socket.
infection OR dry socket **
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
Hi there! Good luck with your recovery process. I got all four of my wisdom teeth removed Thursday. The first day I was not in that much pain. However, Friday and Saturday brought a lot more pain and swelling. Today is the fourth day and I am feeling much better. Most people reach their "peak" of swelling and pain on the third day, then both gradually decrease. I have a check up appointment with my oral surgeon this week to see if I am healing properly. If you are experiencing pain after a week, then I would make an appointment to see your oral surgeon.
Good luck! and feel better!!
- 9 years ago