- Sep 1, 2019
- New York
Hi everyone. I have a lower right impacted wisdom tooth coming in that I noticed months ago. Went to my oral surgeon and took x ray and said it is way too close to the nerve in my jaw and he cannot take this one out. He said that taking out the top two wisdom teeth will get rid of a “pressure plug” and somehow help the bottom impacted tooth to surface a little more off the nerve. Needless to say I got my two top teeth out, however, the lower right became infected and even abscessed. I went back and was placed on antibiotics. I felt better and the swelling went down. However, right after antibiotic course was finished, I felt the swelling increase again this time without pain. I thought it was forming another abscess from what it looked like. I went back for a follow up last week, he said it looked like it was getting better and pretty much said it would take time to go away. Meanwhile the swelling just started coming back right before that. I was confused and now I’m worried. I know the infection won’t go away with just antibiotics that I took. The tooth really would just need to be removed. The abscess/ swelling went down on its own over the past week and didn’t last long however I’m concerned that there is still and infection brewing down there and worried about it spreading. He basically told me to come back in a year to see if the tooth can be taken out with less of a risk for nerve damage. Any thoughts?