Wisdom Tooth Cavities Up To Fever And Headache On The Left Side?
Hello, I would like to have Graham’s upper wisdom tooth extracted. Is it enough to go to the dentist or do you have to go to an oral surgeon too? Due to the condition of the teeth growing into the cheeks and having cavities that cause fever, migraines in the aching tooth, side neck pain.
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Wisdom teeth often cause problems in their own right, especially if they are not in the right position (such as tilting or pressing against the teeth and other structures in the mouth) as you have experienced.
Wisdom teeth that have cavities, causing fever, pain, and radiating to the head and neck are most likely a sign that your tooth has been infected. This infection can be so deep that it reaches the pulp (the deepest part of the tooth that has a lot of nerve fibers and blood vessels). This condition needs to be treated immediately. Because, if not, then the infection can spread to the surrounding teeth and mouth area, neck, brain, or even to other organs that are far away. Furthermore, this condition can also make you experience recurrent canker sores, bad breath, to difficulty speaking, chewing food, swallowing, and even opening your mouth.
Each doctor has their own specialty. In dealing with the problem of wisdom tooth infection, you are more appropriate to consult directly with a dentist who specializes in oral surgery. The doctor will generally perform a thorough examination of the area of the teeth and mouth, or also perform radiological examinations, such as panoramic x-rays. The next treatment can be done by surgery to remove the wisdom tooth which is the focus of infection.
At this time, you can take paracetamol first to reduce the fever and pain you feel due to complaints about your teeth. Do not pierce the cavities so that the pain does not get worse. Regularly brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and then rinse your mouth with salt water afterward.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah