after havin a tooth pulled last thursday I have developed and apparent infection, the area is red and swolen with pus pockets, and very sore

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 04 - May - 2011, at 19:10 PM

  • From your description it looks like that your extraction socket has become infected. For this you have to visit your dentist who will prescribe the antibiotics and along with this do warm saline rinses 2-3 times a day and follow all instructions given by your dentist. You have to careful about this and you have to take your meds regularly otherwise it can lead to dry socket, which is painful condition. For more info on do's and don'ts after tooth extraction you can read this article....'s-and-don'ts-after-tooth-extraction-153.aspx

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