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Swelling by wisdom tooth - HURTS & nervous.

conqueringfears

conqueringfears

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Hi there. I have been diagnosed with Pericoronitis in the past. I am getting my wisdom teeth out hopefully early 2023. These last 2 days I have hard this pain and hard swelling that's really bothering me. It's more painful today than yesterday. I also have ear pain in that area. No drainage or pus or fever.

Is this normal or a flare up? I don't know what to do, but I am freaking out because I cannot afford anymore dental treatment for a little bit.

Do I need to go to the ER? Or dentist? So many things online say this can be dangerous, can spread to my neck, etc. Please help me.
 

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Gordon

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Classic pericoronitis, needs antibiotics and washed out with some salty water. See your dentist ASAP.
 
conqueringfears

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@Gordon Hi thanks so much. Would there be complications if I didnt get an antibiotic immediately? I dont know when they can get me in. I am kinda freaked out ugh.

What will they do at the dentist office?
 
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@Gordon Cant get into dentist until next week and they are charging a fee which I am so strapped for funds.

Could I take the amoxcicillin I have at home? I have to get them removed, but can't afford it yet and don't have dental insurance. Is an antibiotic absolutely necessary?

Curious what I can do to help in the meantime? I dont want this to turn into an emergency.
 
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Sure you can, assuming you're not allergic and you've not had any penicillin type antibiotics in the past 6 weeks.
Can you get somebody to use a syringe and squirt some salty water into the flap over the tooth? What tends to happen is that a bit of food gets stuck under the flap, sets off a small infection which then causes some swelling, the tooth above starts biting into the swollen area, which swells more and so forth...
 
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