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I have continuous pus in wisdom tooth. Do i need medical attention ?

hi doctor i have offensive pus in my wisdom tooth in the lower jaw .i use alot of antibiotics then i take swab . i find gram +ve microorganism .i have continous pus . tell me the treatment thanks
Asked On : Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hi.if ur wisdom tooth is continously showing signs of infection, then it is better to go for extraction of tooth.wisdom tooth has almost no role in occlusion, so get the extraction done.and then take antibiotics, which wil control the infection.wish u good health
Answered: Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
wisdom tooth has almost no role in mastication and occlusion,so i will suggest you if have recurrent infection in your wisdom tooth,go for extraction of that please go to an oral surgeon and go for complete examination done including x-ray,please follow all the given instructions properly.and go for extraction after antibiotic course to control infection.
nothing to get worried.take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Fri, 29 Jun 2012
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
The condition you are suffering from is known as pericoronitis. There is infection around your wisdom tooth. The best possible way is to get it removed as early as possible. Otherwise the problem will recur time and again.
Answered: Sat, 16 Jul 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

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If pus is still pouring out in that case you need to change the antibiotics and aw well get an x-ray of the mandible done. You can also do gargles with povidone iodine mouth gargles to reduce the bacterial load. Please do consult a good dentist.
Take care

Dr. Naveen
Answered: Sun, 13 Mar 2011
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