I went to the dentist yesterday for what I thought was a wisdom tooth infection. My gums around the tooth had been a little bit sore for the past week or so.. nothing major. But it felt like it might be an infection and that scared me so I went to get it check out. Turned out, it was a "small infection" at the end of my 2nd molar (I think that's what it was called).. she also found that I had to have fillings and a few other things done. So, comes time to leave and I pick up my paperword and treatment plan at the desk.. but no prescriptions. I don't understand why they would send me out with an infection and nothing to treat it?? I called later that day and asked about it.. she said I would have to ask at my consultation with the oral surgeon that they recommended. So I call them.. they are booked until January, I even mentioned the infection.. but they said to call my dentist and figure something out. Basically, no one wants to prescribe any antibiotics for the infection. Small or not, it bothers me. It could spread or get worse.. what should I do?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 01 - November - 2012, at 03:06 AM

  •  Without clinical examination, it is difficult to give definite diagnosis. but it seems that your molar is infected and you have to go to another dentist to find out the extent of infecton. He will take an X-ray and find out whether the toth can be saved by root canal treatment or it has to be pulled out. Infection can spread from infected tooth to adjacent tissues and bone and can lead to other complications.Yes, you will be needing antibiotics but that will be prescribed by your dentist only.Avoid eating from side of affected teeth and maintain good oral hygiene. If there is gum infection present, then you can do warm saline rinses 3-4 times a day. For more info on home remedies for infection, refer to……   http://www.identalhub.com/article_home-remedies-for-dental-problems-88.aspx

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