Painful Gums, Jaw, and Throat

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I'm experiencing a lot of pain and discomfort in my bottom jaw, gums, and throat. The soonest I can get to a dentist is 08/01. What can I do in the meantime? Would antibiotics help?
 
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You definitely need a cleaning done as soon as possible. There is a lot of calculus build up leading to gum inflammation and pain. It also looks like you have a cavity on one of your front teeth, so I suspect there might be some other issues as well. Antibiotics might slightly help, but only for a while, because antibiotics is never a solution to any problem. The underlying cause needs to be addressed.
Try rinsing with a disinfectant mouthwash in the mean time, or phone around to see if you can get an appointment at another dentist for earlier.
You can also use any anti-inflammatory medication to assist with the pain.
 

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