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Symptoms Of Infected Wisdom Tooth
Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Infections can be a side-effect of any surgical procedure. There are many signs to watch for but increased temperature, swelling after a 3-5 days, pain, and puss are possible signs, but ultimately you will need to go back to the doctor to be evaluated for infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends.: Simply being impacted may lead to pain but won't necessarily lead to infection, but if debris chronically accumulates around the gum near the tooth' it can then become infected. If this happens, or it becomes infected for other reasons, then infection can spread to the adjacent bone of the skull. It then becomes know as osteomyelitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain and smell: You will experience pain radiating through the area of the extraction. Also, if you gently rub a q-tip in the socket it will have a severe stench called feder oris or foul smell. This is a dry socket. Either a clot or "scab" was lost or never formed and sometimes your body will treat it as a foreign body and dissolve . See a dentist for treatment which is easy and provides quick relief. ...Read more
A variety from 3rds: Many symptoms occur after wisdom teeth are removed. Swelling, difficulty swallowing, some pain, difficulty opening are just some. You will heal in two weeks usually. If they were infected then longer. Your dds/dmd is trained to manage the annoying complications, and are happy to do so. But if you have trouble breathing. Or you neck is swelling closed go to the er without delay. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: No. I've never seen or heard of this in over 30 years of practice. However, if you cause or exacerbate a TMJ problem with wisdom tooth extraction, this can result in tinnitus. For best results, make sure your wisdom tooth procedure done by a board certified oral surgeon ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: An oral surgeon is trained to do just that. ...Read more
See Below: There are many possible complications from a wisdom tooth extraction but I would not really call them 'common'. Mild to moderate pain and swelling are not really complications but are considered normal with certain extractions. Some complications are nerve damage, dry socket, infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It happens: Even with the best of care, dry sockets can still happen. They are far more common from the lower than the upper wisdom teeth extractions. I can happen with simple extractions to those that are impacted. You know you have a dry socket when the area gets much more painful about 3 days after the extraction. See your dentist for a simple solution . Packing it with a medicated gauze over a few days. ...Read more
Not likely: If it is a true trigeminal neuralgia, it will not respond to tooth extraction. However, if pain is due to diseased tooth, it will cure it. A cat scan of the area can sometimes show if the tooth is pressing on the nerve and if it does, or if the tooth is decaying, then an extraction will help. Otherwise, treatment of trigeminal neuralgia involves drugs, such as tegretol, baclofen, as well as botox. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tooth infection?: Symptoms of any infection are those due to the body's attempts to fight the disease and this creates inflammation. That includes swelling, tenderness, pain, fever, redness, change in tissue so that it becomes hard to the touch. Sorry but do not know what a "sealed nerve" is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Flu-like symptoms tend to be kinda vague generally sick feelings. If you have an infection anywhere in your body, especially somewhere close to your neck where there are a lot of lymph nodes to get tender, it can definitely cause you to feel sick. See your dentist to get the wisdom teeth taken care of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry Socket Symptoms: Normal to feel some pain & discomfort after extraction, however...If on 3-4th day after the procedure the pain increases substantially & character of pain changes (throbbing more, radiating more to ear & temple) & if the pain medicine that you were taking is now grossly inadequate, then fibrinolytic alveolitis - is high on list of possibilities. Dressings exist & help immensely. ...Read more
Headache and jawpain: Pericornitis (painful wisdom teeth) includes swelling of gums, biting your cheek, pain on the face around the ear, difficulty opening, and tight muscles. Take over the counter pain relievers and apply ice pack to side of face. Visit the dentist as soon as possible to evaluate for extraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps: Normally, if the pain is tolerable, and you absolutely can't see someone, then you can wait. But if you are having difficulty opening your mouth, or you have swelling under your tongue, then the infection can blow up into a bigger swelling that can cut off your airway. Thats a whole new more serious problem. If you don't have a dentist, then try the er at a hospital with an oral surgery dept. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have to: Can't eliminate the infection without removing the cause of the infection, in this case a wisdom tooth. Antibiotics may help limit the spread of the infection but will not provide a "cure". Please see your dentist or an oral surgeon before this becomes worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: You should see a dentist to confirm that your wisdom tooth is the source of your infection. If it is, he or she may choose to provide treatment for you, or refer you to an oral surgeon for treatment. An infection caused by a wisdom tooth is not something you want to delay treatment for as it can lead to more significant problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a partial wisdom tooth coming out. Lots of pain. Its sunday, what can I do? Is it infected?
Salt water rinse: Salt water rinses. Put a half teaspoon of salt in a warm glass of water. Take some rinse and spit until glass is empty. Repeat at least 4 times during the day. You can also gently clean under the gums with a bent toothpick. See a dentist tomorrow. They can speed things up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not best place: If by "a;e" you mean accident and emergency, that's not the best place. Best place is office of an oral surgeon. Please go asap to limit spread of infection. Oral surgeons are staffed, equipped, and best qualified to resolve your problem. Emergency rooms simply are not. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Infected wisdom tooth area about a year ago butnever took meds. Still infected even though the pain is gone. What dose of penicillin for how long? Thx
Meds not the answer: If your wisdom teeth are a problem. Have them taken out. Antibiotics are not the answer. They are only a short term, stopgap measure. As soon as you are off the antibiotics the infection will return. See an oral surgeon and stop messing around with this problem before they blow up and really cause you pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mean I get my wisdom tooth pulled out while it is infected I'm in a lot of pain and how will it feel after wouldst ?
My wisdom tooth is infected. I was given penicillin. When will the swelling go down? And will the pain Go away with it?
Give it some time.: Antibiotics are not pain medications, so you may want to take something like Advil or Alleve to help with the pain. As far as the swelling goes, often the swelling gets worse for the first couple of day after starting antibiotics. By day 5 or so the swelling should be down. Remember, penicillin is only a temporary solution so you may want to see a dentist or oral surgeon to treat this properly. ...Read more
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.
Perhaps: While fighting an infection can be a cause for fatigue, there are many other causes as well: sleep problems, anemia, poor nutrition, lack of regular vigorous exercise, depression, or stress to name a few. If you are having pain and swelling around a wisdom tooth, have it evaluated and treated before it gets far worse if you haven't already done so. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it possible to remove half lower wisdom tooth when infected and very close to nerve? To avoid possible nerve damage.
Infected wisdom: These types of questions are best answered by a Board Certified Oral Surgeon who can clinically examine you and along with radiographs of the area discuss risks of surgery, treatment options and recommend what to do both before the surgery and afterwards should there be an unusual events during or after the surgery. Broad generalizations over the internet is not really helpful or fair to you. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Wisdom tooth is infected , seeing people later have bad breath can I chew gum on the other side or will the gum make things worse ?
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
My wisdom tooth is broke even with my gums and infected. Taking penicillin 500mg vk for 2wks and after 4 days it got worse. What can i do?
Dental Consult: You'll need to consult with the dentist who saw you initially and prescribed the antibiotics for you. A different antibiotic may be needed, since things seem to be getting worse. At a minimum, that tooth needs to be extracted. Please make the call. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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