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Asked at 2010.01.06 00:24:47
I had it taken out a few days ago
and I am feeling sick , cant stop going to the toilet and am very swollen and sore

have to add though that I have irritable bowels brought on by nerves , so that may explain the toilet ... rather than it being directly related to the tooth

are these symptoms normal ?

I have had some removed in the past ... but never felt so ikky with them
answer Skylark ~ Peace out 2009  Answered at 2010.01.06 00:24:47
Please talk with your dentist / oral surgeon about this ASAP as it may be a sign that you have an infection, & that can be very serious.

In March I had my impacted wisdom teeth removed & had excruciating headaches, nausea & soreness immediately afterwards, and I just assumed that it was sucky but normal, so I didn't freak. I had them taken out on a Friday and the weekend was beyond miserable. That Monday I found about something really vile & horrible and so freaking nauseating that it literally made me sick and that whole week I kept puking. I couldn't eat or sleep. By Thursday I couldn't even walk in a straight line because my balance was so off and I was so dizzy. It was like I was drunk but I wasn't. I just assumed all that was emotional, that I was just so punched out by what I'd discovered, and I didn't connect it to the wisdom teeth. I was also so dehydrated that I'd become delirious, but i didn't know that. My dad was on a bus. trip that week, and it was the 1st time I'd ever been left at home alone so nobody else was around to figure out what was going on. Anyway, I passed out on March 15 and was taken to the hospital. It turns out that a sinus membrane had been torn during the extraction and that was the cause for the headaches, and that I'd developed an infection from the surgery that had gotten into my bloodstream & caused soooo many problems. It's called sepsis & it is life threatening. I had to spend two days at Cedars and it was the worst, most traumatizing experience of my life. It's been five months and I'm still very affected by all that happened. I missed 2 wks of school. I've seen the bills they sent to my parents - it was $7000 a night. And that was just for the hospital stay. You have no idea what else was involved. If I'd figured out that everything was related to the surgery & had gotten treatment right away it would never had escalated to that point.

I'm not trying to freak you out or anything, & what happened to me was like worst-case scenario, but I just don't want you to have to go through all that I did! I've found out that it's not uncommon to have complications after the surgery - people get dry socket, have a bad reaction to the anesthesia, get sinus infections - and it's all treatable. You just have to get help before it becomes something major.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL MONDAY! Your surgeon's office will have a 24 hour number to call. They will WANT you to call them. I promise!!! Everyone was like WHY didn't you call us. But the thing is, as you get sicker your ability to reason and think things through because lesser. Get help now.

Please tell your parents or friends what is going on so they can look out for you.

Ginger tea will help you with the nausea. After you've had the tea put the bags on your teeth. They are v soothing. Clove oil is very, very good for pain too. Just make sure you use a Q tip to put it on because it will make everything it touches numb.

Avoid anything acidic.
Drink through a straw.
Make sure you eat. Vegetable broth is really good.

FEEL BETTER.
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