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How serious is an abscessed wisdom tooth?

How serious is an abscessed wisdom tooth?

Abscessed Tooth: Serious enough to get you to the dentist and on treatment. Please do not wait. Go today. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Can an abscess wisdom tooth cause your throat and ear to hurt?

Yes: While it will usually hurt most in the area of the abscessed wisdom tooth, the pain can radiate to the throat and ear areas. Many other things can cause throat and ear pain as well, so you should have this checked out by both a dentist and your M.D. To determine what is going on and how best to treat it. ...Read more

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Will Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 875 mg / 125 mg work for an abscessed wisdom tooth?

Will  Amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 875 mg / 125 mg work for an abscessed wisdom tooth?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics will control an infection, but do not remove the cause of the infection (your wisdom tooth). In the end, you'll still need to see a dentist, probably for an extraction. Why wait? You're only prolonging your suffering. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Have an abscess wisdom tooth,no way to get in my dentist office before June 9th and my PCP refuses to prescribe antibiotic,Should I go to ER?

Have an abscess wisdom tooth,no way to get in my dentist office before June 9th and my PCP refuses to prescribe antibiotic,Should I go to ER?

Not really: ER's not a good place for dental Rx unless they have a Dentist on staff to see you. Call your Dentist for help. See if they can get you in any sooner. ...Read more

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I had an abscessed wisdom tooth and was prescribed antibiotics, clindamycin 300 mg. I finished my antibiotic 2 weeks ago. Does it need pulled?

I had an abscessed wisdom tooth and was prescribed antibiotics, clindamycin 300 mg.  I finished my  antibiotic 2 weeks ago.  Does it need pulled?

Yes: The cause of abscess is the wisdom tooth. Antibiotics removes infection caused by the presence of the tooth. Usually in matter of weeks or months the infection comes back. See your dentist for follow up and possible extraction. ...Read more

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Large, red painful lump on cheek, doesn't come to a head like a spot. Just above where it's coming through so maybe I have an abscess or impacted wisdom tooth?

Large, red painful lump on cheek, doesn't come to a head like a spot. Just above where it's coming through so maybe I have an abscess or impacted wisdom tooth?

Best to be : Evaluated by a dentist. Once an exam and appropriate x-rays are taken a more definitive diagnosis and aporopriate treatment recomnendations can be rendered. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are complications that arise from wisdom tooth abscesses?

What are complications that arise from wisdom tooth abscesses?

Pain, Swelling: Untreated infections in your mouth can spread throughout your head and neck region causing life threatening problems. If you have an infection see an oral surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth abscessed, and can't open my jaw! how to treat this?

Oral Surgeon: Get to the oral surgeon asap. They can help you with this. Often they can provide medications to relax the jaw prior to the extraction. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a dental abscess or is my wisdom tooth growing oddly?

How do I know I have a dental abscess or is my wisdom tooth growing oddly?

Abscess or wisdom : tooth eruption? Dental abscess is easy to diagnose by dental/medical history, symptoms dental examination, and x-rays. Dentists are well trained to rule out dental abscess or other oral infection. ...Read more

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I have an abscess relating to a wisdom tooth and have developed very sore ear cartilage on the same side. Are the two related? Thanks!

Abscess: It is possible to have 'referred' pain to the ear, and the area behind the ear because the same cranial nerve for sensation goes to both areas, just in different branches. I have not however seen pain refered to just the ear cartilage. Mostly just general ear ache. Most likely this is another issue. I would recomend getting the abscess treated by a dentist, because these can realy ruin a day. ...Read more

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