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Yellowness and soreness near teeth. Had a surgery. On amoxicillin. Will I be okay?

I had surgery 3 weeks ago and now have a cut from when the tube went in my mouth. It has gone yellow and is very sore and is making my teeth above it on the bottom right hand side very sensitive and painful also. The sore is under where my tongue lays. I have had 2 courses of amoxicillin and they did not help. My go has now given me doxycycline . Will this help ?? And is there anything else I could do to help myself ?? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

your history suggests that you have soreness and yellowness under tongue,which may be due to infection and pus accumulated at the site after surgery.

It could also be due to poor oral hygiene and food lodgement there resulting in soreness and infection.

I would suggest you to take your physicians opinion too in this case of developing infection and its origin.

so that the cause can be determined and hence treated.

meanwhile try and maintain as much hygiene as possible in your oral cavity.

Hope it helps.

Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Soreness and yellowish discoloration indicates inflammation of oral mucosa due trauma to the tissue that has lead to infection in the area.

Maintain good oral hygiene by practicing regular mouth rinsing with lukewarm saline water or antiseptic mouthwash like betadine or chlorhexidine.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

you can apply topical oral antiseptics like dentogel over the affected which helps in giving soothing effect and reduces burning sensation.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in hcm forum.
The soreness and yellowness under tongue may be due to infection and pus accumulated at the site after surgery.
Antibiotics and analgesics will relieve pain and infection temporarily.
The sensitivity of teeth may be associated with bone loss and periodontal destruction surrounding tooth.
An x-ray will help to rule out the cause and origin of infection.
Warm saline as well as betadine rinse will give temporary relief.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

At the time of surgery , you had a trauma near the tooth which turned yellow and sore.
I suppose that due to food lodgement there is infection at the site leading to pus formation .

Get an x-ray of the tooth done , if it is an abscess it need to be drained .
Take complete course of antibiotic and analgesic .

Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles like chlorhexidine or betadine twice this will prevent infection and promote healing .
Apply metrogyl oral ointment topically over the affected area .

Hope this helps out.

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