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Old 05-29-2010, 12:57 AM   #1
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Cheek infection

Alright - so, my left lower wisdom tooth is pushing through ( awhile back the x-ray at the dentist showed they were coming in fine, I need to get it all re-xrayed to be safe )

Anywho, so the gum line is receding/splitting - only, right where it's met the cheek, my cheek is all... I suppose raw? That feeling when you accidentally bit it any or ate too many salt and vinegar potato chips.

And it smells - a lot like how plaque can smell. It's tender enough that it easily bleeds too ( I tried putting listerine on a q-tip to swap it to attempt to disinfect it somewhat, qtip came back out bloody.... )

Just seeking advice on what to do before I make a trip to the doctors

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Old 05-29-2010, 04:48 AM   #2
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Re: Cheek infection

Evidently the tooth is coming thru and scratching the inside of your mouth. Sounds like you need to have them out.

Old 05-29-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
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Re: Cheek infection

Swab the area with hydrogen peroxide (over the counter stuff) and then go to the dentist. You may have an infection that needs antibiotics, or at very least it's possible for the dentist to round off the part of the wisdom tooth that is coming through, so you can be more comfortable.

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