07-27-2008, 12:27 PM
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Can I use orajel after a tooth extraction?
It has been 42 hours since my extraction. Still quite a bit of pain on and off. I don't think it is a dry socket - it was just a difficult extraction and the dentist told me to expect pain for 48-72 hours afterwards. However, he didn't give me much instruction as to how to manage the pain other than Advil. Can I put Orajel around the area? Can I put it directly on the area where the tooth was or should I stay away from that area since it is still tender and feels fleshy? Or am I just babying it too much? Can Orajel dislodge the clot or cause infection? Those are my two main worries. Thanks much!