Topic: My wisdom teeth became infected and now I think they are getting infected again.

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February 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm #12771
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My wisdom teeth became infected quite a while ago(months) and now I

think they are getting infected again. I need to get them removed but I

dont know how I should go about it. I’m afraid to do anesthesia because I

hear that can go wrong occasionally. Also I’m kinda worried about

infection side effects I might get. I’ve heard all these awful stories

of brain abscesses and others things. Has anyone ever had impacted

wisdom teeth for a good while and got them removed without

complications? this is really worrying me so any input would help put me

at ease


Thank You.

February 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm #12790
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Dr Stuart Orton-Jones

The first suggestion to reduce any gum infection around the wisdom teeth and then see if the instructions below clear up the infection

1 Take a table spoon of salt and dissolve it in very hot water
2 Make sure it is not too hot by testing it with a finger
3 When not so hot that it will burn you take some of the salt solution into your mouth
4 Tip your head so that the solution is over the offending wisdom tooth
5 Wait till it cools down then repeat the process
6 Do this once an hour when you can and see if this helps

If this does not work the teeth may need to be removed

Sedation rather than full anaesthesia is more common these days and is very safe

No worry about infection and you would most likely be given an antibiotic when they are removed

I have never heard of anyone having brain abscess because of wisdom tooth infection

If the problem persists see a dentist and he will advise you

I am sure you will be OK

Best of luck

Dr Stuart Orton-Jones
B.D.S. L.D.S. R.C.S.
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