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Partially Erupted Wisdom Tooth Infection
Infection won't heal: There are some missing details here. Did you see a dentist already and thats how you found out it was your wisdom tooth. Or are you self medicating thinking that what you are doing should make it better. Antibiotics will only stall the infection until definitive treatment is rendered. So it seems like you need to see a dentist and get a game plan to get rid of the infection. Nothing otc will do it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
It can. As an oral..: Surgeon, i see the worst of infections because general dentists will seek help in treating them. While many pericoronitis infections may resolve without treatment, there are those rare few that can become so severe as to require hospitalization, surgical drainage and I.V. Antibiotics with several days in intensive care. Never assume that an infection will go away. Seek help early. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pain around my left lower wisdom tooth for a week now I have frequent sinus issues and wonder if safe to use Neti Pot in case of tooth infection?
Dental exam: Did you have your wisdom tooth extracted? Or is it still present and infectied again. There are a number of reasons for this. It is best to see a dentist to determine the cause and the best treatment. Then follow thou is needed. ...Read more
Had a wisdom tooth infection. Given amoxicillin. Lost it for 3 days. Found it but infection is gone. Getting wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow. What to do?
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Can a wisdom tooth infection be painless? Gum very puffy and bad taste in mouth but no pain at all.
Possibly: You are probably having drainage due to an inflammation of the gums around the wisdom tooth. This drainage is what can keep you relatively pain free. Even without major pain, you still need to see your dentist and get evaluated, to prevent more severe problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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