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A 32-year-old male asked:

Got removed my wisdom tooth removed 7 days because of infection, took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for over 7 days. still have teeth infection, have ear pain too now. what to do? thanks

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
See your dentist: it is very important any infection be stopped especially after being on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Return to the doctor who removed your teeth to resolve your problem
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
TMD?: Ear pain after a wisdom tooth extraction is sometimes really the temperomandibular joint with arthritis from the mechanics of the procedure. Get it evaluated to make sure that it isn't something other than an infection.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Call your surgeon: Your oral surgeon is best prepared to handle any post operative complications. The reason that you still have an infection needs to be determined.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your surgeon: I would advise you to go back to the oral surgeon to evaluate for infection or for possible dry-socket. These conditions could cause severe pain in your ear.

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