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In agony - pericoronitis
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Slavetolove · 27/01/2022 13:30

Omg help.

On antibiotics and codine. I’m absolute agony. I have pericoronitis in my top right wisdom tooth, the pain has spread to my ear, the top of my mouth and my lymph node under my jaw. I want to cry. Iv not ate properly in days as I can’t seem to open my mouth enough and to chew absolutely kills. I feel sooo run down.

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mikeyboo · 27/01/2022 13:46

When were you last seen by a medic? If the infection seems to be spreading you need to be seen ASAP, bone infection affecting the skull is really serious.

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BashfulClam · 27/01/2022 13:55

Oh god I feel for you. I had to get my wisdom teeth out due to this. There is a great mouthwash that ‘fizzes’ and helps clean out any trapped debris, Colgate Peroxyl

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IzzyD0ra · 27/01/2022 14:04

Buy some chlorhexidine mouthwash and use that 2-3 times per day, you can also water it down a little and using a medicine syringe blast any debris away from the gum/tooth.

It does sound like you should seek medical advice again though, you might need a different or stronger antibiotic.

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Grampire · 27/01/2022 14:58

It is absolutely the worst pain, I feel for you. I had this in one of my bottom wisdom teeth just before Christmas, it was agony. I couldn't open my jaw properly for ages afterwards too.

Which antibiotics are you on? I was on both metronidazole and amoxicillin and it did slowly get better. I've got an appointment to get the tooth out as apparently it is likely to happen again!

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Slavetolove · 27/01/2022 19:23

I was seen on Tuesday but only managed to get antibiotics today. I’m taking metronidazole 400g, oral gel and codeine. Nothing is helping.

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soundsgreektome · 27/01/2022 19:25

Warm salt water as often as you can. Better than any mouthwash.

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MmmmIsee · 27/01/2022 20:15

I had this loads before i had two removed. I would have had them done sooner but it was 2k and more pressing I had 3 dcs to look after and a dh working ft so had to chose the right time. Salt water, keep on top of pain relief all the time paracetamol and nerofen, the antibiotics will kick in soon op.

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MmmmIsee · 27/01/2022 20:17

But yes, worst pain and with 3 small dcs to look after it was v v v tough. Sympathies op

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MmmmIsee · 27/01/2022 20:18

Clove oil is amazing at numbing the area, sock some gauge with it and put it on the area.

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 27/01/2022 20:49

When I had an abscess I numbed the area with some local anaesthetic sore throat spray. It had antiseptic in it as well.

I agree that clove oil is amazing, but try to keep it away from soft mouthparts as it's very irritating. I used to dab it on with a cotton bud then cover with some cotton wool pad.

I hope you find some relief soon.

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Slavetolove · 27/01/2022 21:32

Thanks all. I think the actually tooth hurts too, like when I push on it it hurts.

God im so fed up and hungry :(

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Grampire · 27/01/2022 22:29

It sounds absolutely awful. I was told the antibiotics can take at least three days before you feel an improvement.. not much comfort right now when you are in agony, but I'm really hoping they start to work for you soon.

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Haybo26 · 27/01/2022 22:36

Try a warm hot water bottle against the side of your face.

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Slavetolove · 28/01/2022 01:52

Thank you. I think it’s starting to drain as the taste is vile but my god the pain!! It’s woken me up for more painkillers, it doesn’t seem to go, it’s just always there. I’m so bloody hungry as well

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BarrowInFurnessRailwayStation · 28/01/2022 09:18

Can you get some milkshakes for a bit of energy? Perhaps some Complan drinks as well.

Co codamol is the strongest painkiller you can buy at the chemists.

I really feel for you, dental pain is horrendous.

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Slavetolove · 28/01/2022 19:55

Doctor has given me proper codeine now. Im on 60mg with ibropurfen and paracetamol. It’s definitely took the edge off! I managed to eat bread and soup!

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Aderyn21 · 28/01/2022 20:00

Have you tried 3 soluble aspirin. Hold it on your mouth by the sore area for a bit before swallowing - it's the only thing giving me any relief at the moment. It's the most awful pain Flowers

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LittleSnakes · 28/01/2022 20:03

Oh my god this is the most amount of pain. It was enough to get my tooth out despite being terrified. Recovery from extraction was a piece of piss compared with that pain.

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EddieVeddersfoxymop · 28/01/2022 20:05

Oh god yes. I had this and it was worse than childbirth! I went to my dentist, who examined me and was so concerned that they sent me straight to the maxilofacial unit at the hospital.

Unbeknownst to me, there were two of those departments at the hospital and I went to the wrong one. The nurses took one look at my face and walked me through the back corridors to the correct one and even walking was agony in my face. How is that even possible?

I was kept in for several hours and given intravenous steroids, anti biotics and pain relief. Then found I'm allergic to metronidazole. It was bloody awful!

Hope you find some relief soon

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Wednesdayafternoon · 28/01/2022 20:26

How are you op?
Really hope you feel better ♥️

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BashfulClam · 28/01/2022 21:19

@Haybo26 NEVER EVER use heat against the face on a mouth infection. The heat can draw infection into the facial tissue. My dentist was very adamant about that. Use cold things like frozen peas instead.

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Haybo26 · 28/01/2022 22:43

@BashfulClam

*@Haybo26* NEVER EVER use heat against the face on a mouth infection. The heat can draw infection into the facial tissue. My dentist was very adamant about that. Use cold things like frozen peas instead.

I suggested warm rather than actual hot water bottle for a bit of comfort so I don't think it would have such a drastic effect. Its always worked for me and never made anything worse.
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BashfulClam · 28/01/2022 23:51

@Haybo26 I had serious pericoronitis and my dentist was adamant to not apply any heat to the face. Just hot salt water rinses and cold applications on the external area.

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Slavetolove · 30/01/2022 14:08

Im still in agony!!

Iv been prescribed 60mg codine and taking it with ibropurfen. I can open my mouth a big wider but not full amount; like I can’t eat a sandwich. But if I break it up I can.
I can see where it went infected, there’s an opening in the gum next to the wisdom tooth. It seems to have gone down abit as I can actually see the wisdom tooth now.

Just utterly fed up. The codeine is making me exhausted. Plus Iv got bloody thrush now!!

Iv looked in my mouth and can see that side of the root of my mouth/gum area is red :( and sore to touch :(

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MrsPelligrinoPetrichor · 30/01/2022 14:10

@Slavetolove

I was seen on Tuesday but only managed to get antibiotics today. I’m taking metronidazole 400g, oral gel and codeine. Nothing is helping.

You were seen Tuesday, those antibiotics might not be appropriate now. You need to be seen again asap
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