dental care


Question by  Melanocyte (10)

What can you do about infected wisdom teeth?

They're not impacted, just infected.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

There are antibiotics you can take to get rid of the infection, consult your doctor or dentist if necessary. However, if you're having such problems as infections due to your wisdom teeth, it's probably a good idea to have them removed. The complications only get worse as more time passes, and risk of serious infection get higher.


Answer by  sailoryue (853)

what you can do for now is suck on a teabag near the infected tooth. the tea filters out the bacteria. it should still be checked out by your dentist.


Answer by  Snichole (195)

I had all for of my wisdom teeth removed due to them beingt impacted and causing infection. You need to be put on some antibiotics to get rid of the infection, and then have them removed to prevent further infection of the teeth/jaw. Get rid of them asap.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

See your dentist. Antibiotics are likely needed. It may or may not be necessary to remove the wisdom teeth. The infection, if it has created a cavity or damaged the roots of the teeth, may result in an abscess to be drained. For severe pain or high fever, go to the Emergency Room for antibiotics and pain killers.

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