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What are the symptoms of tooth infections and of wisdom teeth growing?

What are the symptoms of tooth infections and of wisdom teeth growing?

Symptoms: Symptoms of tooth infection could be bad taste, swelling, pain, fever. Symptoms of erupting wisdom tooth could be swelling, pain, difficulty in biting down all the way, irritation to cheek. If the question is not hypothetical and you are have any one of those symptoms, see your dentist to find the cause of the problem. Good idea to see dentist for exam\x-rays anyway if it's been 6 months or more. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

What are the chances of getting an infection 23 days after wisdom teeth removal. And what would the symptoms be of an infection?

Occasionally: you may develop a low-grade infection that occurs between three weeks to two months after wisdom tooth extraction. This occurs because either a piece of food or other debris got caught in the extraction site. See your surgeon for consultation. ...Read more

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My sister had all wisdom teeth removed Monday & has fever, flu symptoms & excruciating pain & was told by dr that all of it's normal. Poss. Infection?

My sister had all wisdom teeth removed Monday & has fever, flu symptoms & excruciating pain & was told by dr that all of it's normal. Poss. Infection?

Infection/flu: Your sister may have both. Insist that she actually return to Treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon to evaluate...may have infection/dry socket, which requires treatment. Additionally she may have flu (did she get flu shot) and should be evaluated by General Physician. Be proactive. Make sure she actually sees both. ...Read more

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Sometimes food gets stuck in my wisdom teeth could this cause infection overtime?

Sometimes food gets stuck in my wisdom teeth could this cause infection overtime?

Evaluate by dentist: Have your dentist evaluate the positioning of the wisdom teeth. If they are impacted or semi-impacted, you will be referred to an oral surgeon. At 18 years old, wisdom teeth are eruptiing and the dentist will be able to better evaluate with radiographs and a clinical examination, it might be the normal eruption pattern. Try to clean the area gently with a child size toothbrush. ...Read more

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How do you know if your wisdom teeth are coming in wrong? Is it painful and can it cause infection?

How do you know if your wisdom teeth are coming in wrong? Is it painful and can it cause infection?

Exam needed: The only way to really know is to have an exam by a dentist. The exam will almost certainly include a xray. Depending on your age, tooth position, angulation, and other local factors you my or may not need to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Like any tooth, wisdom teeth can become infected and may even be at greater risk for infection if erupting abnormally. You can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal the other day, might have infection, please help!?

Wisdom teeth removal the other day, might have infection, please help!?

See the doc: You need to contact the doctor who performed your surgery for evaluation to determine if a postop infection is present, and what, if any treatment or antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more

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I got my wisdom teeth removed 3 days ago. I would like to know how would i tell if i got an infection. And are there any sign I should look for if so.

Signs of infection: What is normal following the removal of wisdom teeth: varying degrees of swelling and discomfort depending upon the difficulty of the extractions and your body's response to trauma. Signs of infection: increasing size and spread of swelling each day after first 24-36 hours, feeling or warmth, fever and chills. Any questions or concerns? Call your surgeon. Always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Please Help..been 2weeks top and bottom left wisdom teeth out..had food infection in stiches..dr put some brown stuff on it now my tongue feels burnt?

Please Help..been 2weeks top and bottom left wisdom teeth out..had food infection in stiches..dr put some brown stuff on it now my tongue feels burnt?

Not common: Dry socket medication does not usually cause any side effects. If it gets worse or last for more than a few days, contact your dentist for post-op appointment. ...Read more

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What can I do about a secondary infection 7 weeks following wisdom teeth removal?

What can I do about a secondary infection 7 weeks following wisdom teeth removal?

See your dentist: You should go back to the dentist who did the extractions to have it evaluated. It could be a simple matter of a piece of food getting caught in the extraction site or something more involved. In the meantime rinse with warm salt water and make an appointment. ...Read more

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My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

My head has been hurting for a month now ever since my impacted wisdom teeth infection. What do you suggest?

Have them removed: If your wisdom teeth are infected and your head pain is directly related to the wisdom teeth for over a month, you should see your dentist or an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment. A chronic infection associated with a wisdom tooth can quickly develop into an acute infection with serious consequences. ...Read more

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Is it possible for wisdom teeth growing in to cause a sinus infection?

No unless..........: If you have an infected wisdom tooth, it can spread to your sinuses. However, if you do have a sinus infection, i would look elsewhere first as to the cause. See your physician for treatment. See your dentist as well for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a dry socket or infection after wisdom teeth removal?

Dry socket: The only way to tell for sure is to have the extraction site examined. See your dentist or oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Would i get an infection if i don't take my penecillin after i got my wisdom teeth pulled?

Possibly...: You're asking a yes or no question, and there's no guarantee one way or another. Follow your surgeon's directions. ...Read more

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I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed 16 days ago. What are the chances for dry socket and infection at this point?

Dry socket: Dry sockets usually occur within 2-3 days of an extraction. After 16 days the sockets should have clotted and begun to heal. Unless you are having pain, swelling or drainage from the socket, they are not infected. If you are still having discomfort, you should check back with the surgeon. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth out last thurs. Can i still get a dry socket? I have an infection already & just took my 1st dose of amox.

Wisdom teeth out last thurs. Can i still get a dry socket? I have an infection already & just took my 1st dose of amox.

Maybe: Finish your antibiotics. Don't smoke, drink through a straw, no spitting (no negative pressure in your mouth) and you should be fine. ...Read more

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Do I have an oral infection? I had all four wisdom teeth removed. I now have a white and brown pus where one of my wisdom teeth were.

Do I have an oral infection? I had all four wisdom teeth removed. I now have a white and brown pus where one of my wisdom teeth were.

Sometimes : Sometimes material that looks brown can just be some blood and tissue. If you have actual pus, i recommend that you contact you dentist, as you may have developed an infectionat that site. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more