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Well here are my symptoms, I know you'll tell me to go to the doctor, I just know it :( (gum pain)

Alright, the pocket where my wisdom teeth were removed is really swollen and painful, been so for a week.

I have been doing salt water rinses and taking ibuprofen

My google searches result in that I have Pericoronitis with possible infection. But I'm not a doctor.

The pain is radiating into my jaw, other parts of my gums, my ear hurts and itches, my right lymph node is swollen, there is a dull pain in my right lung when I exhale, my right eye is sore and I have a fever.

I don't have health insurance, I don't want to go I don't want to go. We are leaving for a week long vacation tomorrow. DAMNIT! It's an infection and it's spreading, right? I found a free clinic but wait times can be up to 4 hours and they are only open tomorrow.

:( I have a bag of corn on my jaw.

 
staciandababy

Asked by staciandababy at 6:10 PM on Apr. 17, 2013 in Health

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Answers (17)
  • Pretty normal after baby and while breast feeding, swish peroxide in your mouth before you brush your teeth for a few days and see if that helps.
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 6:11 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Getting your wisdom teeth removed didn't include follow up care?
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:52 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • PS, but go to the doctor as well!
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 6:12 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Oh! Were they done a long time ago and you're just now getting the infection?
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:53 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • sweetie, dont wait.
    if it is related to the extraction then like prissy said, you should still be covered. kind of like getting stitches, getting them removed isnt and extra charge.
    and the relief should be instantaneous if it is the extraction.

    also remember oral disorders can negatively affect your heart.
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 7:17 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Urgent care/ER will do nothing for Dental work I don't think. Go back to the dentist that did the work. Infections is nothing to mess with.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 7:26 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • sounds infected to me...but I'm not doctor or dentinst.

    hope you can get it taken care of/ feel better
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:12 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • The lung pain is what scares me. I *want* to just find someone with a round of antibiotics sitting in their cabinet. I don't need to be making payments on a huge bill just for a prescription for antibiotics. I really don't! I'd be paying up the butt for a print-out about "Gum pain".
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:13 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • So just go out of state and hope it clears? I can do the peroxide rinse, I'm just thinking it will taste disgusting so I haven't done it yet.
    staciandababy

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 6:22 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

  • Dry socket would be my first guess


    Got any clove?
    I have had dry socket and the facial/ ear pain was like what you are describing.
    Dont know about the other issues.
    You really should check with the dentist first...

    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 6:32 PM on Apr. 17, 2013

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