Dizziness and Exhaustion after Wisdom Tooth Extraction Still
Question Posted Sunday March 23 2008, 11:06 am
I had my upper wisdom tooth extracted last Monday (17/03) under a local anaesthetic, following nearly a week of intense pain which my friend, a dentist, initially thought was due to an abscess of or peridonitis. Before it was found to be tooth decay (he did not x-ray my teeth as he was on holiday at the time), he gave me a very short course of antibiotics (3days). At the same time, I was taking 2 nurofen every four hours. By the second day of taking the antibiotics I was waking up at night, my nightdress drenched in sweat and feeling quite ill (aside from my aching gums!). Also, everytime I moved my head in bed, I felt extremely dizzy, as though I'd stepped off a playground roundabout. My tooth was removed by another dentist after an x-ray found the tooth to be decay, and the pain stopped in my gum. However the nausea, sweating and dizziness continued until yesterday (22/03). Today, I don't feel as dizzy but I feel extremely tired and have no energy to get out of bed and generally quite down. Is this due to the tooth decay, nurofen, or to the antibiotics ?
I had an abscessed wisdom tooth that had to be treated with antibiotics, then extracted. I actually had all four extracted at that time.
I was put out under general anesthesia. I had pain and discomfort from the aching gums, but I experienced none of the other symptoms you are describing, other than being tired and groggy until the anesthesia completely wore off. (Which was, what? A day?)
I'm serious as a heart attack. Call the dentist. Since you likely went to an oral surgeon for the extraction, that is who you need to make the call to.
LM answered Monday March 24 2008, 12:09 am: Being tired is a common side effect of many medications. I wouldn't worry about it for now. I know that if I have a migraine for a few days, when it finally goes away I'm VERY tired and lightheaded from a lack of pain (if that makes any sense)
So, if the exhaustion continues for more than a few days I'd give your dentist a call. But for now, it's most likely all the medications you were taking getting out of your system. [ LM's advice column | Ask LM A Question ]
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