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Hi, in February I had a swollen lymph node at the back of my

Hi, in February I had a swollen lymph node at the back of my right jaw. Initially, it was painful but then the pain reduced. I consulted my Dr and he said to visit the dentist. In March, I visited the dentist and the dentist said that I have got a "wisdom tooth infection in the pocket of the wisdom tooth". I was prescribed 500mg of Amoxicillin, to take 3 times per day for 1 week. I was also told to use Corsodyl mouthwash twice a day for 2 weeks. I did this. A few weeks later I noticed the lymph node in my jaw was still present, although it was very tiny and only tender to touch sometimes. Recently I have noticed some pain in my right arm pit and upper arm - I feel the pain maybe 4 or 5 times per day, it comes for a few seconds then goes away. I have also been getting headaches, maybe once or twice per week. I went back to the dentist today and she said I have still got a very small infection in my wisdom tooth but did not prescribe me any more antibiotics as it has only been 1 month since I last took them and that antibiotics are not good for my body. She also took an X-ray and said the wisdom tooth seems ok. She said it is unlikely the tooth infection can spread to my arm pits or upper arm. I'm not sure what to do now and would appreciate your help.

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I have a right upper back wisdom tooth that needs a root canal.

I have a right upper back wisdom tooth that needs a root canal. It is in extreme pain and I need to get it done tomorrow. My question is, I seen the ex ray and there is a tooth that is still up in my jaw at the rear of each of my back teeth, none of them have broken through and I am 43. If I have them pull that rear tooth instead of a root canal will that other tooth drop in the place of the one pulled?

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Dr. Katz

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I have a 23 yr old friend who has a wisdom tooth coming in.

I have a 23 yr old friend who has a wisdom tooth coming in. There are issues. Dentist wants to pull it, she wants to keep it "in case I need it when I get old"There's a $400 price difference in the procedures. No insuranceIs it worth the extra $400+ to keep the wisdom tooth? She's one of these "perfect smile" girls with a bit of ocd. Not sure how much of this is her fear or how much she is right about

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Dr. Katz

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My son keeps getting a pain in his jaw, right under his right

My son keeps getting a pain in his jaw, right under his right ear when he opens his mouth. Could this be TMJ and if so, who do I take him to; a doctor or dentist? Thank you!

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Jasleen Bagga

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I have a hole in my gum tissue behind my back right molar.

I have a hole in my gum tissue behind my back right molar. I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was 18 years old. I'm in my 50's now. While the tissue has been tender for the last two weeks, it seems to be less so today. What could this be?

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

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will a zpak help a wisdom tooth infection. I have a impacted

will a zpak help a wisdom tooth infection. I have a impacted wisdom tooth the oral surgeon gave Me clandymicin, but it is to strong. The tooth is not killing Me just alittle annoying right now. I am going on vaction next thursday for 4 days. Don't want an issue and I dont have enough time to get it pulled before I go away. I tolerate z pak well..but dont wanna take if it wont help. Oral surgeon said rinse with salt water 6 x a day. Can really use some advice to get Me through the next 11 days without a major issue. xray yesterday shows a 12mm pocket and alittle puss when the dr presses. I have had this for yrs and have had discomfort like this but it never really gets worse. The tooth is pressing on the trig nerve.

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Mark Bornfeld, DDS

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I have severe pain in the top back side of my mouth. My face

I have severe pain in the top back side of my mouth. My face is swolen from whatever is causing the pain. I am 19 years old. It looks like maybe a wisdom tooth coming in or possibly absessed. I am also pregnant and have an dentist appointment tomorrow morning. What can I do to ease the pain? Any help would be appreciated. Sincerely,Amber

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Hi i have an impacted wisdom tooth on my left lower jaw which

Hi i have an impacted wisdom tooth on my left lower jaw which has a skin flap that means i have recently had pericoronitis. I had antibiotics for 5 days but it is still very sore. I also have an aching neck and collarbone on the same side as the tooth. I am just wondering would the tooth cause the neck/ collarbone pain or have i got something else going on also? Also i'm not sure how long to leave it before going back to the dentist do you think it is still infected ? I am worried that i have some lymph node involvement , is this usual ?

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what is a good antibiotic to take for wisdom tooth infection.

what is a good antibiotic to take for wisdom tooth infection. Cephradine capsules, Amoxicillin, clindamycin hcl, ciprofloxacin, trimetho/sulfamethox, cefdinir

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