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I thought I was past wisdom tooth problems (I'm 37) but my bottom wisdom tooth started playing up 4 days ago. Put it down to normal growing pains but got so bad I had an emergency dental appointment yesterday. Turns out it's infected so I've been given amoxicillin and corsodyl mouthwash. I'm popping ibuprofen and paracetamol like sugar pills (don't worry I'm keeping within the correct dosage - I know how damaging paracetamol is to the liver). I've also tried a couple of doses of codeine but nothing is helping the pain. It has got me climbing the walls. I'm actually crying with the pain and I feel like such a wimp. I've tried using clove oil which I diluted in olive oil and rubbed on the gum but I'm worried I've done more harm than good. The pain seems worse and now the gum around my upper wisdom tooth is swollen too. What should I do? Wait it out or try to get another emergency dentist appointment tomorrow? I've also started feeling a bit unwell in myself and I can't even contemplate eating anything. Help please, I'm feeling desperate
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