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Will a wisdom tooth infection, pericoronitis get worse over time?

It can. It the irritating factor is removed pericornitis can resolve. But you are always at risk for it coming back if any type of food gets underneath the tissue. Read more...
Yes, on and off. Inflammation around the wisdom teeth are usually attributed to poor oh with food impaction cause localized gum swelling. As the tooth is not fully erupted and usually with poor occlusion, this swelling gum can be bitten by opposing dentition creating superficial bacterial trauma. If finance is not a factor, extraction will solve the problem. Otherwise, antibiotics, rinsing with salt, good oh. Read more...
It can. Pericornitis is caused by food debris and bacteria getting trapped beneath the gum tissue around an wisdom tooth that is not completely erupted. Since the tooth is a food trap and difficult to keep, clean, an infection can reoccur from time to time. The best prevention is extraction. Read more...
Can come & go. It does not get worse, but it tends to be recurrent unless the tooth is extracted or the tissue is removed. 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 more...
Yes. Pericoronitis will wax and wane due to the pocketing around a tooth continuing to harbor infection and the body's defense system trying to fight it off. This issue usually never relieves itself without treatment. If you do not want to remove the wisdom tooth, you will need debridement every time it flares up and antibiotics. Otherwise, just remove the tooth and it won't happen again. Read more...

Doctor prescribed me azithromycin for wisdom tooth infection?

Common. This is a common antibiotic for reduction of infection or chance of infection. Generally, removal of the tooth (or saving in some instances) is recommended as a more definitive treatment. Read more...

I need some help please! Why won't my wisdom tooth infection go away?

More info needed. Can't tell over the internet why the infection won't resolve. Good chance the tooth needs extraction. What does your dentist say? S/he knows best what is brewing in that area. Read more...
Antibiotics? Infections of the oral cavity and wisdom teeth can be caused by a number of different sources. You did not indicate if you are currently on any antibiotic. If you are on an antibiotic and the infection is not responding, your dentist may need to change you to a different one, or consider referring you to an oral surgeon for treatment. Read more...
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 more...

How to know it is signs of a wisdom tooth infection or something else?

What is ? What is sign of an infection? What symptoms do you have? You did not say. Please repost with more info. Read more...
See a dentist. for evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis, treatment and /or referral. Read more...

I have sour teeth? What's the reason recently had a wisdom 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?

Tell surgeon . You have been given antibiotics to help your body's immune system fight the infection. Your body might have been able to fight the infection without the aid of antibiotic but not always. Let the surgeon know so he can evaluate the need to take the antibiotic before surgery or after the surgery. . Read more...
Pre Op Instructions. Good day; Speak with the DDS/ surgeon who is removing the wisdom tooth tomorrow. However, probably good to have good level of amoxicillin in body pre extraction. Read more...

What lymph nodes swell due to wisdom tooth infection?

Under Jaw & Neck. There are a group of lymph nodes under the jaw line just under the wisdom teeth that are usually the first to swell. The tonsils and lymph nodes of the neck are generally the next to swell. Read more...
Nodal Swelling. Typically the submandibular chain and sometimes the superficial cervical chain, although more rarely, the preauricular chain and buccal. Read more...