Post # 1
Any dentist among us?
I recently had 2 (lower) wisdom teeth removed and use local anesthesia (Novocaine) on Tuesday. The day of and after was no biggie, I did the 10mins/20mins icing intervals. There was no swelling, just minor aching.
Come yesterday I developed an earache and sore throat. I googled and it seemed like this is a normal occurrence after getting a wisdom teeth removed.
However progressively throughout the day I also started coughing (could be dry cough due to the sore throat?). And then my body started getting hot and cold, coughing got worse.
Today still have sore throat, coughing, a tad hot and cold but we’ll see as the day develops if it gets worse.
Anyway I guess I just want to ask, I feel like I have a cold. I understand the sore throat and earache is normal. Is the feeling of a “cold” normal after wisdom teeth extraction? Or do I have a cold and should be taking cold meds as well? I’m generally very healthy and haven’t gotten sick in over 2 years! (knock on wood)
Post # 3
@Gerbera:Call your dentist. Depending on the pain there are a variety of non-problematic and problematic things it could be. Please call your dentist.
I am not a dentist, but I swear that any doctor or dentist will tell you that diagnoses cannot be made online. There are intricasies that will be missed and people could be sued because they missed something, and you could suffer –from unneeded treatment, or from lack of treatment.
Post # 4
Your sockets might be infected. Call your dentist and see if he’ll check them out for you. If they’re dry or infected, you don’t want to let them go too long or they’ll get worse.
Post # 5
im not a dentist i am a dental nurse, it does sound sort of like a dry socket although not quite typical. These usually develop 2-3 days after extraction and usually you get a bad taste in mouth, bad breath, swelling, sore throat ect so not sure about the cough if that is related? best to go back to the dentist and he will either put a dressing in the socket to calm it down or irrigate it with a salt water or chlorhexidine solution if it is a dry socket. sometimes antibiotics are required. a dry socket is most common on the lower teeth so is not unusual. best to get it checked though by the dentist that did it for a solid diagnosis xx
Post # 6
Thanks Ladies. I am waiting to hear back from my dentist. I know I shouldn’t rely solely on internet. 🙂
I never considered dry socket I guess because from what I’ve read there’s usually a pain associated with dry socket? I have no real pain. ;
If it is dry socket the coughing is probably just making it worse. Ugh.
Post # 7
glad to hear you have contacted the dentist! they will be sure to diagnose but it might just be a coincidence that the cough has come out especially if you have been ok for 2 days after! good luck hope you get it sorted xx