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Old 06-09-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy Wisdom tooth infection or Nerve pain. ?

To put it simply, I have a wisdom tooth that needs to be removed and was notified of that after my x-ray about a year ago. Up untill yesterday I had no problems and put off my appointment with the oral surgeon because of various mouth infections i kept getting (strep,yeast,etc). Yesterday I woke up worried because of the following symptoms I had that seemed to suddenly occur overnight: left side lower jaw pain, ear pain, neck pain and headache. There's been swelling and a overlapping gum around my bottom left wisdom tooth for as long as i can remmember and it doesn't seem to appear any different since all of this has happened. The only thing that helps with this epic pain is a strong dose of Ibuprofen and a nap. I really doubt its an infection because I just got done being on heavy duty antibiotics (Clindamycin 2x4 a day) for eight days to clear up a strep infection, but who knows I might be wrong. Right now my throat looks healed and clear, so i guess perhaps that whatever is going on isn't that bad. Could I have nerve pain from the tooth trying to come in. ? It's just that particular tooth that seem's to be having a problem, all of my other wisdom teeth grew in normally. I made a appointment for the actual surgery to take place on the 20th of June and the next day I come in to get other teeth pulled. What should I do in the meantime besides take Ibuprofen, shall I haul my bum to the emergency room. ? I can't see a Dentist before the surgery. Ah, Also I think I may a cyst near the jawline on the left side, it's somewhat painful...I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the wisdom tooth issue.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 06-09-2011, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: Wisdom tooth infection or Nerve pain. ?

I had all 4 wisdom teeth out a few years ago. One of them would swell up now and then and I would have to go on antibiotics. The problem tooth was a lower wisdom tooth. The pain would shoot up to the side of my head, ear sometimes it traveled along my jawline. Why take a chance? Get it taken care of.

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