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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

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 more

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What are the signs of infection after a wisdom tooth extraction?

What are the signs of infection after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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Could an impacted infected wisdom tooth cause a bone infection of the skull?

Could an impacted infected wisdom tooth cause a bone infection of the skull?

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 more

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What are some signs of infection after wisdom tooth exctracted?

What are some signs of infection after wisdom tooth exctracted?

Pain and Swelling: Pain and excessive swelling plus elevated temperature are the most commons signs. Some swelling and pain is expected. The skin in area of the swelling may be warm to the touch as well. ...Read more

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Are symptoms from impacted wisdom teeth or tmj?

Are symptoms from impacted wisdom teeth or tmj?

See. Dentist: Your dentist can examine you and tell you what is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

What are symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

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

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What are the symptoms after wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the symptoms after wisdom teeth extraction?

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 more

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Could the removal of wisdom teeth cause tinnitus?

Could the removal of wisdom teeth cause tinnitus?

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 more

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Tooth extraction after severe infection upper on antibiotics chance of Ludwigs angina??

Tooth extraction after severe infection upper on antibiotics chance of Ludwigs angina??

Not likely: It is a rare condition but potentially serious and life-threatening disorder. The good news is prevention of this disease is possible with good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

What are common complications of a wisdom tooth extraction?

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 more

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How common is getting dry socket in non-impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

How common is getting dry socket in non-impacted wisdom tooth extraction?

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

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What are the chances removing wisdom tooth will improve trigeminal neuralgia symptoms?

What are the chances removing wisdom tooth will improve trigeminal neuralgia symptoms?

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 more

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What are complications that arise from wisdom tooth abscesses?

What are complications that arise from wisdom tooth abscesses?

Pain, Swelling: Untreated infections in your mouth can spread throughout your head and neck region causing life threatening problems. If you have an infection see an oral surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tooth infection on tooth with sealed nerve?

What are the symptoms of a tooth infection on tooth with sealed nerve?

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 more

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Can wisdom teeth infection cause pharyngitis and can wisdom teeth infection cause no fever?

Can wisdom teeth infection cause pharyngitis and can wisdom teeth infection cause no fever?

Dental infections: Dental infections can spread to cause pharyngitis and may not always cause a fever in the early stages. Please see a local dentist for an evaluation asap. Infections can spread quickly, and even be life threatening. ...Read more

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Will an impacted wisdom tooth produce inflammation of the parotid gland?

Not usually.: You woudd have to have a major facial infection from the tooth to involve the parotid. Most if not all wisdom tooth problems are localized. ...Read more

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Can broken or infected wisdom teeth cause flu like symptoms?

Can broken or infected wisdom teeth cause flu like symptoms?

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 more

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What are the common symptoms and pain from a dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

What are the common symptoms and pain from a dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction?

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

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What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?

What are the symptoms of wisdom teeth coming in?

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 more

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Please tell me what symptoms of an infected wisdom tooth are?

Please tell me what symptoms of an infected wisdom tooth are?

Pain ; swelling: Most common symptoms of infected wisdom teeth are pain, swelling, sore lymph nodes under the lower jaw, feeling warm to the touch on the outside of the face, pain upon pressure on the affected area gum / tooth. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth impacted or infected. What do you suggest?

Wisdom tooth impacted or infected. What do you suggest?

Consultation: Consult with a local oral surgeon who can examine your problematic tooth and advise you of the proper course of treatment and any risks involved with surgery in that area of your mouth. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is infected. Will i be okay until monday morning?

My wisdom tooth is infected. Will i be okay until monday morning?

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 more

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Would if be okay to remove my wisdom tooth when it's still infected?

Would if be okay to remove my wisdom tooth when it's still infected?

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 more

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I think that my wisdom tooth is infected! what is the best way to treat this?

I think that my wisdom tooth is infected! what is the best way to treat this?

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 more

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I have a partial wisdom tooth coming out. Lots of pain. Its sunday, what can I do? Is it infected?

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 more

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Would it be foolish to go to a&e for an infected wisdom tooth?

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 more

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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

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 more

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How quick does amoxicillin work on an infected wisdom tooth, before getting extracted?

How quick does amoxicillin work on an infected wisdom tooth, before getting extracted?

Slowly if at all: Amoxicillin will not cure an infected tooth. It is only intended to calm down the infection and prevent it from spreading. It might help reduce pain, but that would take several days. The true cure is the tooth extraction. Discuss with your dentist. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Yes: Yes. Depending on circumstances, often removed with infection. You would feel better soon afterwards. See the wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth is infected. I was given penicillin. When will the swelling go down? And will the pain Go away with it?

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

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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.

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.

Wisdom Tooth: Only an examination could tell if this is normal healing or an infection. You should have the doctor who removed the wisdom tooth get a look at it. ...Read more

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Does infected wisdom tooth make you exhausted?

Does infected wisdom tooth make you exhausted?

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 more

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Could lip swelling be from an infected wisdom tooth?

Could lip swelling be from an infected wisdom tooth?

See a dentist: It's possible, depending on the severity of the infection. Swelling can also go under your jaw and down your neck. You should see your dentist asap for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can impacted infected wisdom tooth cause pain/discomfort under chin and front of upper neck?

Can impacted infected wisdom tooth cause pain/discomfort under chin and front of upper neck?

Very typical: However, everyone's impacted infected wisdom tooth situation is different, having a professional examine the area is the only way to get appropriate opinion and advice. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove half lower wisdom tooth when infected and very close to nerve? To avoid possible nerve damage.

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Halitosis: Anything you attempt to do to mask your bad breath will be fruitless, especially with a rotten, festering tooth and an infection. Seek dental care immediately to prevent the onset of unbearable pain and the spread of the infection. ...Read more

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My bottom wisdom tooth is infected from the inside even though there are no cavities. It needs a canal or extraction. Which is better?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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