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Is It Better To Use Ice Or Heat On An Infected Tooth
It has been roughly a month since my wisdom teeth wereremoved. I am now having swelling, tenderness, and heat in my jaw area. Is it possible that my bone is infected?
Went to Er for face swelling n tooth pain took 5 penicillin vk should the swelling be going down should I use ice or heat for swelling n salt water ?
Great expectations: Antibiotics will not cure an abscess, just control the infection until it can actually be physically treated (root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown). Facial swelling means infection is already swelling. If you are taking penicillin 4x/day it may take 48-72 hours for swelling to begin to go down. Do NOT stop taking PCN prematurely. Unless you see Dentist infection will return. Go now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wanted implants on tooth 12&13 but my dentist said 4 unit bridge is better as implants takes long to do, expensive, and could get infected. Feedback?
Both are ok: A 4 unit bridge is a quicker treatment however implants, when done well are great. The downside to the bridge is that teeth #11 and #14 will need to be drilled down to receive the bridge. If these teeth have few or no previous work, you maybe should op for the implants. Also in this area, the location of the max sinus may require a sinus lift before doing the implant. Which takes loner before your. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My bottom wisdom tooth is infected from the inside even though there are no cavities. It needs a canal or extraction. Which is better?
RCT or EXT?: 99% of the time it would not make sense to invest the time and money to perform a root canal therapy on wisdom teeth. There are some unique exceptions when there are other missing teeth, the tooth is otherwise full erupted, in good position and might be essential either now or in the future and better to retain. Your own dentist would be the one to discuss your options and why he\she advises it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely, yes: Yes, dental health and overall health are closely linked. If an infected tooth remain untreated, damaging bacterias grow in the mouth and then find their way by spreading to other organs of the body. It is possible for it to affect any system in your body. Very important that you see an experience dentist who can give you a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I got a tooth pulled on the 26.6 turned into a very infected dry socket it felt like it got better, now my gums are very sore is there an infection
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