United Arab Emirates
A 28-year-old male asked:
i had a flu & chest infection which doctor prescribed zenith antibiotic to cure it but after using the antibiotics my wisdom teeth got infected, why?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 36 years experience
Seasonal influenza: Can negatively affect your immune system and get you sick. The jaw is often not large enough to wisdom teeth or the wisdom teeth grow in sideways, which can lead to a series of problems. Once the immune system is down, bacteria gets trapped under the gums near your wisdom teeth, causing the infection. The treatment can be conservative or surgical. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation and x-rays.
4.2k viewsReviewed Sep 30, 2019
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Infection: Influenza is a virus. Antibiotics treat bacteria, not viruses. And the antibiotic you were on may not be the right one for your tooth infection. Please see wisdom tooth expert, a specialist Oral Surgeon, before infetion worsens.
136 viewsReviewed Sep 30, 2019
Last updated Sep 30, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.