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Can An Infected Tooth Be Extracted
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Had a root canal done on one tooth, no crown. Tooth next to it became infected, extracted. See black on "no crown" tooth. Is it infected again?
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.
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?
My tooth was extracted. The Xray showed my sinus were infected. 2 days later my face swelled up so I was given antibios. Now my face is swelling again?
See your dentist: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling and infection following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Your symptoms could be a serous problem. See your dentist or an oral surgeon for post-op appointment and treatment. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth extracted monday.1 was infected. Red ring around 1 that was infected. On penicillin and doing salt water rinses but should I be concerned?
Infected tooth extracted. Felt like knot or swelling in jaw before and after extraction. Could it be abscess? Taking amoxicillin. Will it go away?
Is it best to wait until infection is gone before having the infected tooth extracted? Currently on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875-125, 2x daily x 14 days. Thanks!
I had 2 wisdom teeth extracted May 8/15. Noticed on the bottom that surrounding teeth have pain which seems to spread to canine. Could be infected?
Getting wisdom teeth extracted. Doctor said it was just inflamed not infected. How can it hurt this bad without infection?
Traumatized Tissue: One of the most common causes for pain related to wisdom teeth is when a lower wisdom tooth is partially visible in the mouth and the tissue overlying the tooth becomes irritated or traumatized from eating or the tooth opposing it in the upper jaw. Unfortunately, dental pain, whether acute or chronic can be extremely uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
All four of my first molars are infected, two have mercury fillings. I want to get all the four teeth extracted and the metal removed. Which modern dentures are best for me?
Diagnosed w dale ear infection 5 days after wisdom teeth extracted do I need to worry about sockets becoming infected as well?
Probably not: Bactrin is not normally prescribed for tooth infections. You need to make an appointment with a local dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated. Antibiotics will not fix the problem. ...Read more
If the infection is bad enough and your immune system is depressed, the infection can spread infecting your blood (septicemia) and take you to coma and.....
So before thinking in dying, it would be wise to think in treating the infected tooth with antibiotics to kill the germ responsible for the infection and/or have the tooth extracted if the doctor advises so. Treat the cause. ...Read more
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