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A 20-year-old female asked:

Infected wisdom tooth, pain in jaw, headaches, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and drinking water, what is this caused from and what can i do? thank you?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Infected tooth: The cause of your symptoms appears to be that infected tooth. You must go see an oral surgeon and have that tooth extracted.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Classic: Classic symptoms of an infected wisdom tooth. It may be infection of the tooth itself, and/or the surrounding tissues. This will not self correct, and may in fact worsen. Nor is there anything on the pharmacy's shelves that will cure. Please see a wisdom tooth expert, an Oral Surgeon, for diagnosis and appropriate treatment). Until you do, Ibuprofen as per package directions.

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