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Pain near wisdom tooth, swelling, infection, nasal discharge. Taking ibuprofen, azithromycin. Treatment?

I have terrible pain near my wisdom tooth and it has swelled...the pain is extendinv toward S my ear and throat. I think there is infection around the wisdom tooth. To make matters worse I have a running nose as well. :( I took ibrufen; and azithromycin 500....can some dentist please recommendthe right medicine for this situation. What should I do to solve this problem ?
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello & welcome
pain of wisdom tooth usually referred to forehead, ear & throat.
permanent cure of wisdom tooth pain is always removal of this tooth only.
in the mean time you can start up with warm saline rinses, betadine rinses, along with an antibiotic course including amoxycilline 500mg TDS, metrogyl 400 mg tds, ibuprofen 400 mg (sos)
thanks & take care
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Pain in the wisdom tooth indicates the infection and swelling usually indicate formation of pus . I suggest you to take metronidazole along with azithromycin for 5 days and a combination of diclofenac with serratopepidase for 5 days will give you fast relief. Taking medicines will give you relief for time being again there are chances of reoccurence soo better see your dentist and get the teeth removed for a permanent solution. Hope this would help you.
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
is your wisdom tooth erupted or impacted?
visit a dentist and get an x-ray of tooth to rule out any infection underlying.
if normal eruption is impossible,the tooth has to be removed.
if proper eruption is possible,flap overlying tooth has to be incised and removed.
take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics prescribed by your dentist.
maintain good oral hygiene.
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
He way you are describing your symptoms and pain it looks that AZITHROMYCIN may prove to be in adequate for the control of infection.
It would be better to start AUGMENTIN 625 mg 8 hourly for 5 to 7 days along with IBUPROFEN 600 mg three times a day.It should be able to control your infection.
If you don't improve,then you might have to consult a dentist,get X -rayed and clear the infected area.
Answered: Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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