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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?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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.

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