Hello! I feel I should give a little background info first.
My bottom right wisdom came in last month was causing a lot of pain. I went to the doctor (dentist was closed) and she told me I had an infection and I needed to get these removed ASAP. She gave me a prescription for clindamycin. I took this 4 times a day for 7 days. After the second day (10 pills in) I started to have weird side effects, such as problems swallowing and notice some discoloration on my tongue. I went back to the doctor and she told me I had Oral Thrush and was given a prescription nystatin and needed probiotics. I did this and everything cleared up.
Fast forward two weeks:
I got all four wisdom teeth removed. I was given a prescription of azithromycin and a methylprednisolone pack. I also was informed to rinse my mouth out with warm salt water. On the last day of the antibiotic (day 5) I noticed a weird taste and that same discoloration on my tongue. I'm also taking ortho tri cyclen (birth control) and I have been on it for almost 7 years.
I have about half of the nystatin and the probiotics (yogurt) left. I'm currently taking these again. I was informed by my mom I used to get Oral Thrush when I was younger since I was always on strong antibiotics, I'm allergic to all the "typical ones".
After this long amount of information here is my question(s) (finally, sorry):
- I know strong antibiotics/corticosteroids/birth control can cause Oral Thrush but is it this common to get it back to back?
- Should I be worried I am getting Oral Thrush? I haven't had this since I was a child and I've been on several different antibiotics in the past few years.
- I'm a healthy 24 year grad student, I do not have diabetes and I eat relatively healthy; what other recommendations do you have for me?
- Also, the dentist is not in today, should I give him a call on Monday?
- How long does this wisdom tooth pain stay around?
Its a common side effect of stronger antibiotics so I wouldn't worry too much about it being a cause of some problem with your immune system unable to fight off an infection. If you get oral thrush and there isn't a good reason to get it (such as medication side effects) I would recommend seeing your doctor at that point
In terms of recommendations, if it is oral thrush, a course of nystatin and probiotics should help remedy it again
You should give them a call on Monday. They probably will tell you the same thing I did but since they know your particular case better, they may provide some more advice/insight
Wisdom teeth pain can vary. Depends on how difficult it was to remove them. I personally got mine out and 3 of the 4 healed up within a week in regards to pain but I had one that was a bit irritated once in a while for about 6 weeks. That one was moving sideways so it was the more difficult one.
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