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Help! i have an impacted wisdom tooth coming in that needs to be removed. its effecting ear causing bad pain, swelling & fluid. i've been taking motrin, sudafed & amox but no relief! prednisone next?

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NEED EXTRACTION: You need to see your dentist as the impacted wisdom tooth needs to be extracted, meanwhile take Motrin for pain. Sudafed and Amoxil (amoxicillin) will not help.Who prescribed Amoxil (amoxicillin) for impacted wisdom tooth.

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Extraction: Saving your Prednisone or any corticosteroid for preop and post op med (surgical extraction). Prednisone usually prescribed along side with antibiotic. Extraction of the wisdom teeth is the key to your problem. Treat the cause (wisdom tooth), not the symptom (pain, swelling, fluid).

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Pericoronitis: Pericoronitis is a disorder in which gum tissue becomes swollen and infected around the wisdom teeth area. If the pericoronitis is severe then the infection may spread in the adjacent tissue. Rec. To see dentist/oral surgeon for antibiotics and wisdom tooth extraction.

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