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Suggest treatment for sore throat and abscessed tooth

Since around 2 years ago, I have been having very bad sore throats. I have been told by many that I have enlarged tonsils. 2 or 3 months ago, my throat stopped bothering me. But now I have an abscessed tooth (far back on bottom left) and I am experiencing some very severe pain. There's a hard bump near my gum's and is on the lower area of my mouth, underneath my tongue. I also have another hard bump near my gum's and is on the lower area of my mouth but this one is between my bottom teeth and cheek. And there's this bubble thing growing next to my abscessed tooth. The entire left side of my mouth is completely sore and in pain. My jaw is also very sore. It is very difficult for me to swallow due to my enlarged tonsils and I could barely chew anything because of my tooth and the pain inside of my mouth. Also, the saliva inside of my mouth is slimy and gross. I have been put on several different antibiotics to decrease the infection and I have been taking over the counter medication such as Ibuprofen and Tylenol. I have also applied Orajel onto my gum's and abscessed tooth to numb it. And I have also swished warm salt water around in my mouth. I brush daily and use mouthwash (ACT). But nothing has made the infection or the pain go away. I am in so much pain. And I am unable to go to the Dentist or Doctor. Any advice? I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance:)
Tue, 20 Oct 2015
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Hi..
Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC..

As per your complain it seems that you have a deeply infected tooth and the bumps are due to dental abscess formation due to which there is pus formation below the root tips of the tooth and when the pus perforated the bone it gets accumulated in the soft tissues and the bubble over the gums is due to it as well as the hard bump is due to inflammation secondary to infection..
You cannot cure the infection completely by taking antibiotics alone you need to consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated and he can advise you to get an IOPAR [x-ray] done to rule out the exact cause of the swelling and in case of deep infection in tooth either root canal treatment or extraction of tooth followed by antibiotics and painkillers will help..

Hope this information helps..

Thanks and regards..
Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.
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Suggest treatment for sore throat and abscessed tooth

Hi.. Welcome to HEALTHCARE MAGIC.. As per your complain it seems that you have a deeply infected tooth and the bumps are due to dental abscess formation due to which there is pus formation below the root tips of the tooth and when the pus perforated the bone it gets accumulated in the soft tissues and the bubble over the gums is due to it as well as the hard bump is due to inflammation secondary to infection.. You cannot cure the infection completely by taking antibiotics alone you need to consult an Oral Physician and get evaluated and he can advise you to get an IOPAR [x-ray] done to rule out the exact cause of the swelling and in case of deep infection in tooth either root canal treatment or extraction of tooth followed by antibiotics and painkillers will help.. Hope this information helps.. Thanks and regards.. Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.