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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 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
It could be: It depends on the extent of the infection, but an untreated serious infection could lead to massive swelling and airway blockage--this would be life threatening. This usually happens when there has been an infection that has been left untreated for some time and it gradually builds to a serious infection. Any swelling associated with infection should be taken very seriously. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Probable Infection: Get to your dentist now.Get a more detailed answer ›
See a dentist and MD: If you have an infected tooth it needs to be treated asap. I would also confirm that the light headedness is truly related to the tooth and not something else. See a qualified dentist asap with possibly needing to see your md as well. ...Read more
A cavity is a hole in the tooth caused by decay. This is usually repairable by removing the decay and restoring the tooth with a filling or a crown.
An infected tooth is an infection of the nerve of the tooth. This is usually caused by deep, untreated decay, but can also be caused by trauma, like a blow to the tooth. An infected tooth is treated by a root canal procedure. ...Read more
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