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a month later I'm in more pain and pretty sure i'm infected

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I'm having extreme pain inside mouth right behind top molar. The tooth in crooked and i was told by a dentist that it was fine a month ago. I went in with pain and swollen lymph node on left side. Gave me antibiotic and sent me on my way. Now not even a month later I'm in more pain and pretty sure i have infection. The tooth and guk do not hurt at all. Its the area right behind it like the cheek or jaw i don't know. It hurts to eat or drink. I have no fever and don't feel sick other then the pain and under me jaw on neck is a little tender. I started myself on 300 mg clindamycin 3 times a day. Started Friday and dentist is closed today. Please help do you think this is because of my wisdom tooth. I'm terrified i have a jaw infection or something.

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replied January 22nd, 2016
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Starting clindamycin on ones own is not wise. THis pain could be mere from wisdom tooth eruption. Painkillers were alone enough, Talk to your dentist and let them sort it out.

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