Glad to heat that your eating more foods... and they sound yummy too!
As for the antibiotic... that is only something the doctor can prescribe for you to continue. I cannot say one way or the other at this point.
The stinging pain in the gum radiating up into the eye can be a nerve pain. But it does not mean it will become severe or permanent. It is not uncommon to end up with some ulcers on the gum or near the extraction sites about 4-10 days post op the extractions. The salt water rinsing will help ease the pain and keep the bacteria down. These also occur in patients who have been on antibiotics as the lining of the oral cavity becomes susceptible to ulceration from the lack of good bacteria in the intestinal tract. Do you take a probiotic supplement? I know you eat yogurt but unless it is home made non sugar, non fruit yogurt it is not supplying you with adequate good bacteria. Any type of sugar or sugar substitute will kill the good bacteria in yogurt. It is best to eat an organic, plain yogurt and add your own fruit when you eat it.
Yea, I understand why you are questioning the surgeons surgery. To you it seemed too simple and too quick and the nurse said he suctioned out the ligament. You also assume he did these things because he talked about future implants. The surgery may have been a bit longer than you realized and the nurse may have said what she did to avoid the full explanation. Those are possibilities.
If the surgeon tells you he did not remove the ligament or scrap out the diseased bone, then tell him you were told by your dentist that would be done and that is what you expected. Ask him the consequences of not removing those things. He may say... the body will take care of it. Ask him how that miraculously happens? Tell him you want the socket to be clean of infection and any residual ligament. Not only because you may have an implant at some point but because you have diabetes. It is up to the surgeon to decide if he should open the area up after 2 weeks or so. You will just have to see what he says. The healing from a surgical debridement is similar to an extraction.
You're right, I cannot tell you what the surgeon is thinking. I can only tell you what I've witnessed in my lengthy chair side career. I am here to help you be your own advocate... I wish I could do more, but hopefully this information is valuable enough for you to ask him the questions until you get the answers.
Keep us posted.....
Originally Posted by Jeanie.F
Thanks again Bryanna,
Iv graduated to mashed potato and turnip, some hummus and some almond nut butter today. So getting a bit more of a selection.
Today and yesterday Iv had a burning sensation in the gum area around the extractions sites. Also a stinging pain in the inside mouth and into eye again, kind of like the nerve pain I had which made me go to the dentist in the first place but not as intense. Is this something to worry about..maybe to do with infection? Of would this be normal nerve pain 5 days after extraction??
I finish my second course of amoxocillan tomorrow, my GP gave me a prescription for another week if I need it, Im not sure whether to fill the presciption or just stop taking tomorrow when I finish.
The reason Im questioning whether he did a full surgery was because although he was an oral surgeon it was a basic extraction as far as I can tell, very easy and quick, but like you say I was a bit out of it!
I rang his secretary again but I can't get hold of him personally as he's not there today either! Im going to give myself the rest of the week to calm down and heal up a bit, then try to get a straight answer after the weekend. The secretary in the dentists said she would find out for definite for me if it wasn't clear on their notes received so I think she'l have more luck getting direct communication then I have.
Would it be wise if the answer is no he did not do the full removal to ask for it to be done now?? What is the likelihood of a surgeon doing this weeks after extraction at patients request?
Also if it was done would it be the same kind of healing time frame as extractions would take or not so simple?
Also if he was planning on discussing implants with me in a few months time would he have had to make sure the ligament was removed in order to this or would he not think this was an important issue?
Sorry for all the questions, I know you can't tell what the man is thinking! But just appreciate your opinion.