Those who have had teeth pulled....

  1. how long before it stopped hurting. I had the remainder of what tooth was left under a crown removed 10 days ago and am still hurting. There were sutures that fell out, and frankly it feels better without the sutures. It's one of the big teeth on my bottom right. I'm getting it checked on Thursday, so I hoped it's not abcessed. I don't think it is. But it's tender and achy.

    I have percocet, which I don't take much of (maybe two a day to sleep) but mostly take just motrin. But I'm going to go into renal failure from taking so much motrin.

    Yep, I'm a whimp I guess. But I was expecting just a couple of days of pain. Plus, I had a growth/cyst removed from under my tongue. I know too much info. whine..
  2. 27 Comments

  3. by   maggie7
    I've had a couple removed and usually didn't hurt beyond 1st day. Had a dry socket once after an extraction and it thumped for about a day, really painful, but 10 days is too long to still have pain. I would call the dentist before Thursday and let him know. Hope you feel better soon. Sorry you're hurtin.
  4. by   emily_mom
    Sounds like a dry socket. Those are terrible.... You're not a wimp! I avoid the dentist at all costs, as I can handle any pain but that.

  5. by   lisamct
    10 days is definetly too long to be getting pain from a pulled tooth, call your dentist and get him to check it out.
    Hope its not getting too bad,
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    ((((3rdshift))))) hope you're feeling better soon!!
    I've had 2 wisdom teeth taken at a time, on 2 different occasions. Both times, thanks to adequate pain control during the procedure, I NEVER felt a bit of pain. Maybe a little ache in the jaw, like I'd been chewing too much taffy or something, but nothing more.

    I'd call the evil man (dentist) today.

  8. by   Darlene K.
    10 days is way too long! I hope you feel better soon!
  9. by   renerian
    I can't say I know how that feels but I am a whole hearted chicken when it comes to dental pain. Could you try icing under your jawline for a short time. OH GEEZE you have my UTMOST SYMPATHY. I hate dental pain..............I actually shake the hand of the dentist every time I am done and thank them for not hurting me. I have almost passed out from pain at the dentist. My first dentist when I was in high school did not numb you when doing cavities. He just drilled without it and said it was not needed and being a first time person to the dentist I did not know any better. I now have a conditioned response where I get shakey and diaphoretic.


    Last edit by renerian on Feb 17, '03
  10. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I would call the dentist. 10 days is too long. may be dry socket. like said above, and that needs evaluation and treatment. good luck and hope you are better soon!
  11. by   LasVegasRN
    I can so totally relate. It took 3 months, 3 MONTHS for me to completely heal without pain. It was the second surgery the oral-maxillofacial surgeon did and it was the worst. I WOKE UP during the extraction and heard him say, "oh my gosh, is she awake??!!" I said "ruh?" and the next thing I know he's injecting more stuff into my IV.

    Pain, pain, pain. I feel it with you, my friend.
  12. by   cindyln
    Definetly sounds like dry socket and that is way painful. I hope you saw your dentist today
  13. by   Tweety
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is "dry socket"???

    Feeling somewhat better today actually. Thanks for everone's input. Now I'm working 12 hour shifts Tuesday and Wednesday and it's looks like Thursday is the earliest I can see him anyway.

    Ouch Vegas, three months!
  14. by   bewbew
    I sit here reading this thread as one of the big teeth on my bottom right is started to ache, no, that is too polite, #$%#*##*hurt...............HELP!!!!!!
    (I cannot read anymore of this thread!)