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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?

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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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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
No,: If you have an infection, it's not a good idea to take cortisone. Get it out asap and then you will feel better. Speak to the surgeon who is scheduled to take out your tooth for advice.
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
No prednisone: Do not take Prednisone for an infection. Prednisone impedes your bodies immune response and would allow the infection to run rampant. You need to see and oral surgeon to have the impacted third molar removed. Many oral surgeons can arrange to see you same day or within 24 hours. Do not wait. Call now!
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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?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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