Pain after extraction

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i had my tooth filled 10 days ago due to pain.  Pain worsened following this.  Returned 2 days later and tooth extracted.  Despite stating that I have a history of dry socket problems i was told I was at no more risk than anyone else!  Have been in constant pain since, taking analgesics 4 hourly.  Will this settle with time?  I really don't want to go back to same dentist.

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    Hi Patricia. I also had an extraction on Wednesday last week and I'm still worrying about it. Have you been doing your salt water rinsed and keeping it clean? 

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    Did the dentist give you any clue why you are still in pain?   Did he have trouble pulling the tooth?  I haven't had one pulled in along time so I don't really remember but I don't think I had that much pain.  I have a jaw tooth that has a crown and an botched root canal that I am going to have to do something with.  Of course the endodonist said I need to have the root canal redone.  I am seriously thinking about having it pulled.  It is a old crown and I am afraid I'll spend my 1300.00 and I still will have trouble with it and end up having it pulled anyway. I said I would never have another one pulled but I don't know.  I hope your pain goes away soon.  I might go to another dentist.  I have about lost faith in any of them.  Hope you get better.

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      Thank you for your response.  There was no trouble actually extracting the tooth but as I had severe pain beforehand I did ask whether an X-ray was needed and was told it wasn't necessary.  In the past with severe toothache I have been given antibiotics prior to extraction but was told again that this wasn't necessary.  I think I will be looking for another dentist!

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    I think I would see someone else and at least get a second opinion.  I've been to four or five different ones and everyone told me everything for I don't know what you problem is to one wanted to set me up with tens unit therapy and a mouthpiece for 8,500.00.  I do'n't have dental insurance myself.  I've spent over 1,700.00 and still don't know whats wrong with my teeth.  Hope you get better.

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