If you are concerned that you could have an infected wisdom tooth, be sure to contact the office of your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. This is not the type of thing that you would want to wait around for to see if it gets better on it’s own. Plus, it goes without saying that this sort of thing can become quite painful…sometimes unbearable.
Your dentist or oral surgeon will be able to provide you with a concrete diagnosis to put your mind at ease, one way or the other. And if you need antibiotics, they can write you a prescription so you can get moving on the path to healing.
What are the signs that may indicate that you have an infection?
- Pain where the tooth is
- Neck pain
- Throat pain
- Swollen lymph glands
- Jaw pain
- Swelling of your face and/or jaw
- Bad breath
- Unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Pus drainage
Will You Have to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
If you have an infection, it can get cleared up with antibiotics, of course … but your dentist may recommend that you have your wisdom teeth removed to prevent future problems.
If you are located in the Surrey area, come see us at New England Oral & Cosmetic Facial Surgery! Call us at 604-507-0514.