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Just a question in case any of you have an idea ...

It's not an emergency and I'm not in pain.

It's just that I may have an infected tooth. My lower jaw is swollen, but no pain. I took some painkiller which is also good for fighting infections (ibuprofen) but not much luck so far. The swelling is getting bigger.

I'm housed at the moment and could go to a dentist but I would rather not do that. I hate dentists and I also have some issues with my health insurance. Well, the dentist would treat me, but I would like to avoid that.

So just in case someone has some tips or tricks to treat that without going to the doctor I would really appreciate you input.

As said, it's not hurting at the moment (which I find strange) but it concernes me ...
 
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It could lead to sepsis if you do nothing, get it looked at. Don’t let it go and end up loosing teeth like I did. Doing nothing now will cost you more in the long run.
 

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Just a question in case any of you have an idea ...

It's not an emergency and I'm not in pain.

It's just that I may have an infected tooth. My lower jaw is swollen, but no pain. I took some painkiller which is also good for fighting infections (ibuprofen) but not much luck so far. The swelling is getting bigger.

I'm housed at the moment and could go to a dentist but I would rather not do that. I hate dentists and I also have some issues with my health insurance. Well, the dentist would treat me, but I would like to avoid that.

So just in case someone has some tips or tricks to treat that without going to the doctor I would really appreciate you input.

As said, it's not hurting at the moment (which I find strange) but it concernes me ...
Garlic cloves are good or even garlic powder it’s a natural antibiotic put a lil in a lil water with salt also swish it in your mouth hold it about 30 seconds and spit it out that helped me
 

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i had similar problems earlier this year, i kept washing my mouth out with salt water, which went a long way towards reducing the pain/swelling. but like others said, don't wait, go to the dentist! i waited too long and it ended up costing me 6,000 bucks to get my teeth fixed :(
 

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Very likely it's an abscess. If your face becomes warm to the touch near that area, it's probably infected. Generally you'll feel pain from an abscess. Sometimes this swelling can be caused by a tiny sliver of something that went between the gum and tooth. I used to bite my nails and I'd get those a lot, a piece of the nail would slip between the tooth and gum and it was all downhill from there.

If you can go to the dentist that would be best. If you're a knucklehead like I am, you'll go to a pet supply store and buy their fish antibiotics. They're 500 mg amoxicillin capsules exactly like you get from a doctor. Those will get rid of the abscess but you really don't want to make a habit out of avoiding the dentist. My mouth is fucking wrecked from dodging the dentist, it's all regret.
 
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Go to the dentist now.
It may get better on its own.
It may not.
My friend had a similar issue a couple years back. The dentist said if she waited another week it would of been life threatening. She needed reconsturctive surgary to replace bone because the infection had gotten into her skull. It cost 10,000$+ in mexico to get everything fixed. Dont fuck around with dental issues. If theres a dental school in your area look into that, its cheaper and there are always very experienced dentists at hand incase the student encounters something unfamiliar.
 

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you have a growing absess (swelling). If they have to do something to the tooth - they will want that infection (absess) reduced. Go to the dentist. Absess - a long term one will migrate to the jaw bone etc. dentist!
 

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you have a growing absess (swelling). If they have to do something to the tooth - they will want that infection (absess) reduced. Go to the dentist. Absess - a long term one will migrate to the jaw bone etc. dentist!
Exactly. I have seen people have to have multiple surgeries to correct abscesses they let go too far. My one friend had to have plastic surgery to correct how deformed his jaw looked afterwards..
 

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& for the time being - Do Not Brush! It'll only irritate the area more...

3% peroxide mixed 50/50 with warm water... Rinse mouth with it often... Especially after eating... Rinse until food particles are gone, after meals.

EAT the garlic, vs rinse with it... Also up vitamin C and Zinc intake...

Had this about a month ago - everyone is right, dentist, sepsis, etc... Me, i did vitamins and peroxide mouth wash... Also used a black tea, in bag, between my teeth when sleeping. The black tea helps draw the abscess to the surface...
Took 3 days & the swelling went down - completely. Also took ibuprofen (800mg) every 6 hrs or so - helped the swelling not feel so puffy... Thus, never tore my gums - which can/will happen if the swelling becomes too great inside the mouth
 
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Very likely it's an abscess. If your face becomes warm to the touch near that area, it's probably infected. Generally you'll feel pain from an abscess. Sometimes this swelling can be caused by a tiny sliver of something that went between the gum and tooth. I used to bite my nails and I'd get those a lot, a piece of the nail would slip between the tooth and gum and it was all downhill from there.

If you can go to the dentist that would be best. If you're a knucklehead like I am, you'll go to a pet supply store and buy their fish antibiotics. They're 500 mg amoxicillin capsules exactly like you get from a doctor. Those will get rid of the abscess but you really don't want to make a habit out of avoiding the dentist. My mouth is fucking wrecked from dodging the dentist, it's all regret.
I second that.
 

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Contrary to popular belief, you could pull it yourself. Hah there's even done YouTube videos of that.. Dentists haven't always been around but teeth have..
I have two that need gone and a bunch of pliers actually so think I'll give it a try and of course I'll video it. I have good faith I can get it out safely with a little prep and alcohol for the pain.. Thanks for the fish antibiotics tip, might need those too although if I can keep it sterile ish and it stops bleeding I'll be fine. Good luck!
 

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I had an infected/swollen tooth jaw when i was a teenager that had to be given penicillin for over a week before the dentist could do work on the tooth.

So I can say that worked.. don't know the quality of the antibiotics for aquatics... but if its a cheap alternative...??? I dunno in a pinch i might try it... but your better off seeing a dentist anyway you can. I hate em to but you gotta... "grin" and bear it sometimes.

good luck
 

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