Exercise with infected wisdom tooth

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  1. sam91

    sam91

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    I have a localized infection in the gum around one of my wisdom teeth. I've seen the dentist and had it cleaned out and have gone away with mouth wash and a syringe to treat it. The pain was very bad before I went but is much better now.

    I'm a regular cyclist and I wanted to know if I could continue to ride with the infection ongoing. Are there any dangers in this and will it effect by body's ability to heal and deal with the infection.
     
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    I personally think it's best to rest if you have an infection. Particularly more so if you are on any medication. Others here may have different opinions but I think the body needs to heal without any exertion. I'd also personally go for extra vitamin C. Exercise creates increased blood flows that might not be good if other areas are recovering from inflammation.
     
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