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Is Flucloxacillin relieve good for wisdom tooth removal?

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Published At March 2, 2019
Reviewed AtMay 23, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have just had a wisdom tooth removed a few days ago and the pain is still present but manageable. The pain has also spread a little around the jaw and up my face slightly which makes me think I have an infection. I am doing saline rinses a few times a day. My question is I have some Flucloxacillin at home. I am wondering if that would help as I think I had Amoxicillin last time. I was allergic to Aspirin when I was very young but have taken Ibuprofen since and been fine. Do you think Flucloxacillin will help and be fine to take?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

After third molar surgery, the swelling in jaw bone is common, and cure after 3 to 4 days. It is not due to infection but it is due to body defense reaction. So do not worry about this and wait at least four days after extraction. Amoxicillin is a most popular prescribed medicine by the dentist after extraction. So I suggest you take medicine as advised by your dentist. If you want to change any medication you should take permission from your dental surgeon.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey
Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey


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