dental care


Question by  suzie09 (42)

What can I do to help an infected mouth that occurred after my wisdom teeth were removed?

I seem to have developed an infection in my mouth.


Answer by  Cali2307 (1337)

If you have an infection in your mouth, it needs to be treated with antibiotics. Contact your dentist and ask if they can see you or if you should see your physician. Avoid chewing harsh foods, stick to soft foods that are not hot until the condition heals. Try to avoid chewing in the infected area.


Answer by  BrokenRose (131)

Go back to the dentist. In the meantime, try gargling with salt water to keep it clean, or hydrogen peroxide. (Don't swallow! )


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Try gargling with some salt water or antiseptic mouthwash, and remember to flush the area after eating. You might also call your dentist or endodontist to speak to them; after I had my wisdom teeth removed I was given a prescription for amoxocillin, just in case. If it gets worse, you will have to go back to see them.

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