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Medication for infection due to wisdom tooth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   would you happen to know anything about dentistry
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner. I can help you within my expertise.
User :   I have my wisdom tooth growing in, and it cut my side of my gums so bad that it made it become infected.
User :   Whats my best bet to do to get rid of the infection until I get an appointment with a dentist to get it yanked out
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
If there is signs of infection you need a course of antibiotics.
Doctor :  
Pain killers cn help in decreasing the pain.
User :   its not so much painful its just that the gums are swollen that im biting..the pain of the tooth growing in doesnt hurt
User :   the only time it hurts is when I bite down or talking that i clip my gums otherwise it doesn't bother me at all.
Doctor :   the swelling could be because of biting of the gums.
Doctor :  
And the chances of infection is less if your oral hygeine is good.
Doctor :  
You can take simple pain killers to decrease the swelling
Doctor :  
with multivitamin.

Doctor :  
Use glycerol solution on the affected area
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