What To Do When It’s 5 Days After Tooth Extraction But Still In Pain
After an extraction, your dentist may mention that pain and discomfort may be expected for the first 2 to 3 days, depending on your pain tolerance. Swelling, bleeding, and risk for infection are readily prevented using prescribed medications and home care instructions. But what if you have been 5 days after tooth extraction but still in pain? What are the common causes of prolonged pain? Let us tackle why extended discomfort can be felt after tooth extraction, what to expect, and what to do about it.