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Oral infection, left cheek swelling reached to eye, hard ball formed. Azomax given, surgery suggested. Advise?

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I have a serious oral infection because of wisdom teeth in the left side of my mouth. My left cheek is swollen badly and seems to have developed a hard ball like thing in it, which pains a lot. I went to doctor three days before, he examined me and said that i had to go through surgery(wisdom tooth extraction) and he gave me Antibiotic (Azomax) for the cure of infection. I have been taking antibiotic and other medicen but it seems to have no effect in lowering the effect of infection and my left cheek had more swelling which reached to the left eye then it had three days back. My condition is terrible so please help me.

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Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
well i think ur suffering from space infection.may be buccal space infection.it is better for u to for extraction the tooth without any further delay.if ur dentist only gave u azomox thn i think it will not work .u need another anaerobic coverage like metronidazole.but as u seemed have developed space infection it is better for u to go for extraction of the tooth without any delay,delay will make ur condition more serious and u may need some surgical drainage procedure for the accumulated pus to drain from ur space.and plz avoid any kind of worm over the afftected area it will aggravate ur condition further
Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sushma Rajesh's  Response
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

I understand that you have a swelling due to infected wisdom tooth. Did you apply any ointment or heat over the affected area? Avoid any heat application or drinking and eating hot foods till the swelling subsides.There is a possibility that your infection is spreading . I would advise you to visit your dentist and review the medication if the swelling is not decreasing. Meanwhile go ahead with your impaction[wisdom tooth surgery]

Take Care

Dr.Sushma Rajesh
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling in the cheek and pain is due to the wisdom tooth, this area is difficult to clean often invites bacterial infection leading to readness, inflammation and abscess formation is required, if not treated in time can spread to the tissue spaces.
I would encourage you to visit the Oral Surgeon take an OPG radiograph and plan for the extraction of the wisdom tooth.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Donot delay the treatment.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Swelling in the cheek and pain is due to the wisdom tooth, this area is difficult to clean often invites bacterial infection leading to readness, inflammation and abscess formation is required, if not treated in time can spread to the tissue spaces.
I would encourage you to visit the Oral Surgeon take an OPG radiograph and plan for the extraction of the wisdom tooth.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Donot delay the treatment.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hi YOUSAF,
Thanks for writing to us.
The pain and swelling is due to the badly infected wisdom tooth.Since your infection has not relieved even after taking antibiotics prescribed,please do visit your dentist and get the medicines replaced/heavy doses of antibiotics may be required.
Tooth has to be extracted,once the swelling subsides.
Meanwhile,gargle frequently using warm saline and betadine .
Rinse your mouth after every meals.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Brush and floss your teeth daily.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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