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Dix Hills, NY
A 20-year-old female asked:

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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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
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
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 25 years experience
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
Pain Management 38 years experience
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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Dix Hills, NY
A 20-year-old female asked:

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, amox, sudafed but no relief. Prednisone next?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Needs professional: As you said, the tooth needs to be removed. You need to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon yesterday rather than tomorrow. Meds won't cut it, you need the help of a professional.
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Last updated Jun 9, 2015

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