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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 moreCall on a doctor now ›
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 moreCall on a doctor now ›
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 moreCall on a doctor now ›
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 875-125, 2x daily x 14 days. Thanks!
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