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Hi. I had a back tooth pulled out 2 days ago, since then I have been in so much pain, and I can't open my mouth all the way. I have been taking aleve, 800mg motrin, and the pain does not go away, even with these pain meds. I've had a back tooth pulled before(10 years ago), and the pain was no where near as close as the pain I am experiencing right now. I can not function.I can't eat, sleep or anything. It is 1 o'clock in the morning here in Philadelphia, and I am about to go to the ER, because I am in so much pain. Do u have any suggestion for me? I need help, I feel like I am dying.

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Hi
I hope the pain has subsided. Post op pain also depends in whether patient is a smoker or drinks alcohol. If non of these then you might have infection or dry socket. I believe first thing you should do is contact your dentist or surgeon who took this tooth out.  You need to be seen and evaluated.
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Majid Jamali, D.M.D. Fellowship trained in corrective jaw surgery

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Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Full scope Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Genioplasty and Anesthesiology I have completed an additional two years of fellowships in orthognathic surgery and anesthesiology field.

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Faculty at numerous hospitals

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New York Dental Society Journal

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Tufts University: Dental School SUNY Down-State Medical Center: OMFS residency Robertwood Johnson Medical Center: Anesthesiology fellowship Lenox Hill hospital: Orthognathic fellowship

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