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Kim asked...

My wisdom tooth has been infected...

My wisdom tooth has been infected on and off for a few years. It is again very sore locally and into my throat with swollen glands. I suddenly came over very hot and felt like vomiting earlier.

Could this be linked and am I ok to wait until my normal dentist is open Monday? Many Thanks Kim

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The answer

Any time you have the sensation of feeling hot and have swollen glands, this is usually an indication of infection somewhere within the body; nausea and vomiting are also associated with infection. As you have a sore throat and localised lymph node involvement this does indicate a likely recurrence of your dental infection, either at the wisdom tooth or another tooth in that area, possibly an abcess. This would need antibiotic treatment which will require a further, prompt, consultation with either your doctor or dentist. Once infection has resolved you will need the ongoing dental issue treated. Hopefully this will help you.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.


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