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Can you get sick from having teeth pulled from swollen and

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Can you get sick from having teeth pulled from swollen and infected gums?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Winterholler replied 7 years ago.
Hello, thank you for posting your question. You can get sick from having teeth pulled even without having infection present. Also, it is likely that if you leave the infected teeth in your mouth without getting treatment that you will get sick as well. Before I answer your question entirely -- please explain your sickness -- How long have you been sick? What are your symptoms (nausea, vomiting, fever) etc.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am hurting all over my body like I have the flu, I am very tired and all I want to do is sleep. And I have have had a fever. I have been sick since 11/2/09 after my teeth were pulled.
Expert:  Dr. Winterholler replied 7 years ago.
I think your symptoms sound more like the flu and less like sickness from post operative complications from extractions. I think you need to consult with the doctor who did the extractions and schedule an appointment with a medical doctor. You need to see a medical doctor. I hope this information has helped and I wish you a speedy recovery.