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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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I have an infection and fever in my tooth, I had an

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I have an infection and fever in my tooth, I had an extraction on Wednesday, lots of pain since then a fever yesterday. Still in a lot of pain, feel poorly with it, unable to get hold of my dentist. Feel I need a course of antibiotics
JA: Is the pain consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: it slightly calms when I take paracetamol
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: no
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

I am sorry for your symptoms.

Pain after the extraction needs a course of antibiotics, as this may be due to an infection. But still, you need an emergency dentist to have a look at it. You may call NHS 111 for an emergency dentist appointment. A combination of Ibuprofen and Paracetamol would give you good pain relief, meanwhile. You can apply benzocaine paste also which is a local anesthetic. All of these are available without a prescription.

This is not a telemedicine website, unfortunately.

The website is only meant to provide medical education and answers specific to your questions only.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

I know that’s not what you want to hear right now.

I would be happy to answer any other medical concerns you have.

A prescription of any kind here would be both illegal and malpractice

The website is not authorized to issue any prescriptions or notes or referrals.

An urgent care center can do that for you.

I am just a messenger, I am afraid.

Sorry again.

You may contact;

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

It was a pleasure to assist you.

I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!

Thank you.

Stay blessed.