I had my top right 2nd & 3rd molars extracted 10 days ago. I returned to the Oral Surgeon 3 days ago with problems due to dry socket and have since been taking amoxicillin & tylenol 3 as prescribed. In addition to the pain in my mouth associated to dry socket, I am experiencing severe right sided pain in my head. It's generally near and above my right eye. It's not relieved by the tylenol 3 and keeps me up at night. Is this normal? Should I assume it is a result of the extraction?
An infection in your sinus may be the cause of your pain. You should promptly return to the surgeon for evaluation. A simple radiograph can rule-out sinus involvement.
Dry sockets are customarily treated with packing of the surgical site with a medicated dressing. The pain usually diminishes within 45 minutes of the packing. If the pain persists longer than additional sources should be sought.
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