I had molar 31 pulled 3 weeks ago and am still in pain. The area is sore to the touch. I am currently half wy through my second round of Amoxicillion, and take Hydrocodone and Alieve for the pain just to sleep for 4 hrs.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 18 - May - 2012, at 02:17 AM

  • It seems that you have a dry socket. Avoid rinsing with listerine mouthwash. Rather rinse with warm saline solution. Prefer not to smoke but if you can't abstain yourself than first place a warm damp cloth in the extraction socket and bite it down while smoking. And last but not the least go to the dentist that did the extraction. He will place ZOE coated gauze into the socket that will help. Regarding medications,800 mg of ibuprofen twice a day will help. For more info on dry socket you can visit the link....  http://www.identalhub.com/dental-what-is-dry-socket-879.aspx     

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