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I've been up for two nights now in A LOT of pain. I've never had my wisdom teeth pulled , cause they've come in gradually and haven't given much pain. I thought maybe I could keep em. This time though my gums are very inflamed, throat is sore, and I have a headache. I think they must be infected. My dentist appointment is in 2 weeks. I'm taking garlic and ginger. Immune booster, probiotics, salt water gargle. I took advil last night and finely slept. What else can I do to get by till my appointment. I'm really praying it will start feeling better soon! And what about getting an extraction? Anything I need to know? Seems like there's lots of wise moms who know a lot about natural dentistry here! Thanks for your help!
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I'd recommend calling for an emergency appointment. If you describe your symptoms, they should be able to get you in before your scheduled appointment.

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I've been up for two nights now in A LOT of pain. I've never had my wisdom teeth pulled , cause they've come in gradually and haven't given much pain. I thought maybe I could keep em. This time though my gums are very inflamed, throat is sore, and I have a headache. I think they must be infected. My dentist appointment is in 2 weeks. I'm taking garlic and ginger. Immune booster, probiotics, salt water gargle. I took advil last night and finely slept. What else can I do to get by till my appointment. I'm really praying it will start feeling better soon! And what about getting an extraction? Anything I need to know? Seems like there's lots of wise moms who know a lot about natural dentistry here! Thanks for your help!
Try Vitamin D3 - 5000IU/day, magnesium - 600mg/day, vit K2 (from Thorne research, 3/4 drops a day, Vit C - 5 grams/day from sodium ascorbate powder together with bioflavonoids, garlic from Puritan's Pride - 6/day, continue with the other stuff and see if that helps.
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Mine were infected off and on for about 8 years until I finally had them extracted last year. I took goldenseal but garlic, vit C, turmeric are additionally helpful if the infection is pretty bad. The extraction was much easier than I thought it would be. I'm sorry I put it off for so long!

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I am currently on the downside of a wisdom tooth infection and am getting the two bottom ones out next Friday. I have gotten mild infections for a few years now about once or twice a year. This time it was more of what you are experiencing. A couple of real hellish nights and now on antibiotics. Feeling better but really wondering if I should take the metronidazole I was prescribed. I am worried about the effects on my nursing 1 1/2 year old. So make sure you tell your dentist about nursing babies and any concerns you may have if you need antibiotics! My dentist does know I am nursing but the info I found online doesn't sit well with me on the metronidazole. I am going to call in the am to see if I can stop that one.

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