What to do for wisdom tooth infection?



For wisdom tooth infection; if you have no fever and you can’t get to your doctor, you might try 8 oz of very warm salt water rinse hourly while awake.  1/2 tsp table salt to 8 oz water.   Avoid chewing on affected side.  After 24 hour, if no better, may  we’d to start antibiotics.

Pus is yellow under pressure and cause inflammation and pain; it’s trapped between gum and yet-fully-exposed tooth; warm salt water shrinks gum and facilitate drainage; mechanical irritation from brushing may cause more swelling and impedes drainage.  Water Pic can help irrigating the area and facilitate drainage.

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