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Can you get a wisdom tooth infection even if you have taken medicine?

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Yes, you can. An infection in your wisdom tooth is signaled by foul taste in your mouth, bad persistance breath, pain in your teeth, headache, fever and chills (at advanced stage infection).

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What dose of augmentin for tooth infection?

The dosage of Augmentin for a tooth infection is decided upon by your doctor or dentist. Never taken medicine that is not prescribed by a doctor.

Can a infected wisdom tooth become dangerous to your health?

An infected wisdom tooth can definitely become dangerous to your health. Any infection could potentially be life threatening if not taken care of.

What medicine should you take for wisdom tooth pain?

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How do you cure a wisdom tooth infection?

To cure a wisdom tooth infection, there are two options.Option 1:If your wisdom tooth is normal, you need to follow a course of antibiotics to get rid off the infection, and maintain oral hygiene in order to avoid getting back such infection.Option 2:If your wisdom tooth is impacted, first you need to follow a course of antibiotics to get rid off the infection, while maintaining oral hygiene in order to avoid getting back such infection, and then get it extracted by an oral surgeon before the impacted tooth outgrows and damages the adjacent tooth.Tooth extraction can be done with just a local anesthesia using nitrous oxide (laughing gas ), or general anesthesia with an injection..

Can wisdom teeth removal cause inflammation in the lymph nodes even without infection?

I haven't yet had my wisdom tooth out, but I have had alot of pain with it. For the past few months a lymph node in my neck has been swollen. Both the dentist and the doctor has assured me that it is because of and infection in my wisdom tooth. maybe you have just got an infection from getting the tooth removed.

When do you get your wisdom tooth taken out?

After they are fully grown in and your dentist approves of it.

What would cause a new tooth to break out of your gums if you have had your wisdom teeth taken out already and are 26?

if you have another tooth pushing it out , and it the tooth is comming from a different spot. It might be a surnumerary tooth - an extra wisdom tooth. But this should have been seen on a panoramic x-ray if it was taken in your late teens. It also might be a peace of root that was left out from the extraction of the wisdom tooth that was there.

What about air travel while on antibiotics for a wisdom tooth infection?

It's fine.

Can a n impacted wisdom tooth cause severe headaches?

if it is the source of an infection, it can

Can an abscessed tooth be pulled without first taking any antibiotics?

YES! In fact getting the offending tooth out of your mouth will result in the infection going away faster. The only time a tooth should not be taken out in the presence of an infection is when the gum tissue around wisdom teeth is infected. These should be treated with antibiotics first to avoid spreading the infection into the neck.

What if you get food trapped after a wisdom tooth extraction?

If you get food trapped in the hole where a wisdom tooth or any tooth was, be sure to rinse very well to dislodge the food. Failure to do so can cause infection and pain.

Can you get an infection months after your wisdom tooth has been pulled?

yeah!!! i got an infection...and let me tell you it hurts like hell..

What is this hard painful lump near my growing wisdom tooth?

The hard painful lump near your growing wisdom tooth is probably part of the tooth. However, it could be an infection under the gums and should be checked by a dentist.

Is it normal to get a fewer when you get a wisdom tooth?

a fewer? you mean fever? ITS NOT UNCOMMON. But its a sign of infection or abcess.

What is a symptom of infection after wisdom teeth removal?

Some symptoms of infection after wisdom tooth removal can be severe pain ue to dry socket or puss draining out of whole.Im not a dr. but just from exsperiance.

How do you draw infection out of a tooth?

The only way is to have a root canal or have it taken out. Both have to be done at the orthodontists. An infection in the tooth is very serious and should be taken very seriously as it could spread to the nerves of your tooth and cause pain to neighboring teeth etc.

What could be wrong if you have jaw pain and some ear pain but no tooth pain?

It could very well be a wisdom tooth trying to cut. When a wisdom tooth begins to cut, it can move several teeth in the process and cause some jaw pain. The ear pain could be drainage if a wisdom tooth is cutting. A few painkillers are your best bet to help the pain, or you could opt to have the wisdom teeth removed surgically. It could also be a sinus infection or infection in a root tooth. A dentist's x-ray is the best plan.

Why do you have to have your wisdom teeth extracted when they come in?

Wisdom teeth should be extracted when they push and damage the 7th tooth while they grow, also when they develop a cyst or cause an infection, and wisdom teeth are removed if they're causing problems with prosthesis. Here's an interesting video about wisdom tooth extraction.

How can you tell the difference between pain and infection from wisdom teeth?

Unless there is a nerve exposed, the pain typically comes from an infection. Depending on the circumstances, most dentist will not work on the tooth until the infection is taken care of first. The patient is usually given an antibiotic, which will take care of the infection, thus reducing the pain.

Can Metronidazole treat a tooth infection?

Yes. It is considered the "big guns" for a stubborn infection. It is usually taken with penicillin.

Which tooth is your wisdom tooth?

Wisdom tooth is the 3rd molars and that build in each quadrant of the mouth.

When would a wisdom tooth extraction require an oral surgeon?

Wisdom tooth extraction requires an oral surgeon when the wisdom tooth is compacted, or when the area around the tooth is infected.

What is the other name for a wisdom tooth?

Normally a wisdom tooth is a third molar.

Is it okay to brush after wisdom tooth?

Don't brush it the day you got your wisdom tooth taken out. The next day you can brush slowly and try to rinse with an antibiotic liquid. Try not to spit because that could hurt you.

Why is a wisdom tooth called a wisdom tooth?

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