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Got my tooth extracted, how do I tell if it's infected?

Got my tooth extracted, how do I tell if it's infected?

Signs, see DDS: Pain, swelling, & fever are the three cardinal signs of an infection. Therefore, if the pain is not going away or getting worse, you have swelling all of a sudden when you didn't before or the swelling is getting worse, or you have a fever with no other apparent cause, all signs of an infection. You shouldn't have to figure this out for yourself. See your dentist for routine post-op care. ...Read more

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Penicillin vk500 for infected tooth thst needs to be extracted, is this okay?

Penicillin vk500 for infected tooth thst needs to be extracted, is this okay?

Prescription: Did your dentist prescribe this medication? If so, it's OK. If not, and you are self medicating, it is not OK. You need to see a dentist to evaluate your condition and advise you of what meds to take and have that tooth extracted. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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I have a bump where i got my wisdom tooth removed, the bump hurts a little, is it infected? I got it extracted 1 month ago.

I have a bump where i got my wisdom tooth removed, the bump hurts a little, is it infected? I got it extracted 1 month ago.

See the dentist: It is possible that an infection may be present. It can also be a bony spur underneath the bump or food impacted in the socket. See the dentist that removed the tooth for an examination. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Tooth infected for over month. Felt like jawline near tooth was swollen or had knot. Tooth extracted and given biotics. Sinus pain did it spread?

Tooth infected for over month. Felt like jawline near tooth was swollen or had knot. Tooth extracted and given biotics. Sinus pain did it spread?

Lower molar?: If this was a lower molar, the chance of it directly causing a sinus infection are highly unlikely. If you have been fighting a chronic infection however, your resistance may be lowered and more prone to a different infection. ...Read more

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Infected tooth extracted. Felt like knot or swelling in jaw before and after extraction. Could it be abscess? Taking amoxicillin. Will it go away?

Infected tooth extracted. Felt like knot or swelling in jaw before and after extraction.  Could it be abscess? Taking amoxicillin. Will it go away?

Should disappear: If this is residual inflammation or infection, it should resolve now that the cause of the infection is gone. Of course if this is actually part of your jaw (exostoses) that you are feeling, it will not go away. ...Read more

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Just had tooth extracted, how do I tell if its infected?

Just had tooth extracted, how do I tell if its infected?

Symptoms: If swelling gets larger instead of smaller. I f you are feeling worse instead of better. These are a couple of examples. Best answer if any concern is to return to your dentist to evaluate for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep the pain from an infected tooth gone for awhile?

What can I do to keep the pain from an infected tooth gone for awhile?

See a dentist: Antibiotics will only help control the infection so that a dentist can treat the tooth. Once infected, treatment is required ASAP to prevent the infection from spreading. How long would you wait to treat a broken arm or a kidney stone? These types of medical conditions require urgent care. Make the call. ...Read more

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Infected area where tooth was removed. What should I do?

See below: Return to the dentist/oral surgeon who removed the tooth so s/he can examine the site & provide appropriate further treatment. ...Read more

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Please explain what do I do for infected tooth?

Please explain what do I do for infected tooth?

Phone Call: You'll need to call a dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated. There are no diy dentistry procedures that you personally can perform to correct this condition. ...Read more

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Been taking penicillin for two days for an infected tooth. Tooth still hurting really bad, how long should it be before i feel relief?

Been taking penicillin for two days for an infected tooth. Tooth still hurting really bad, how long should it be before i feel relief?

Depends: The tooth may respond well to penicillin, and perhaps it may deemed to be a less effective medication. As to pain relief, it takes time for the antibiotic to work, at least 48 hours for significant help. There are factors that make this harder/easier: the density of the bone, the drainage or lack thereof of inflammatory fluids, vascularization of the area (blood brings the medicine), so it depends. ...Read more

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