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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Infected Wisdom Tooth

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

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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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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How complex is removing lower wisdom tooth close to nerve when the tooth is infected?

How complex is removing lower wisdom tooth close to nerve when the tooth is infected?

Routine: I do this procedure in these circumstances hundreds of times a year. Make sure you are treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...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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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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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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