Monday, June 6, 2011


My extraction was more than two weeks ago and everything went well – holes closed. So this was a surprise. They said after the extraction that I was at risk for an infection because the tooth was so deep and the procedure more complicated. At the time they gave me a course of antibiotics as a precaution.

I woke up this morning to a swollen face and bulge in my jaw. I called Dr. Kaban's office from work and they told me to come in right away.

Anyway, I'm back on antibiotics and need to keep a close eye on things. They prescribed exercises to help me get my jaw to open more. For a more detailed medical explanation of this, please consult this not-too-technical and inspirational video.

1 comment:

  1. sorry to hear about the infection. My extractions were about 2 weeks ago and I'm still having bleeding from one of the extraction sites whenever I brush my teeth or use the waterpik. Was contemplating calling my surgeon to see if this is normal.