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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
DIY Dentistry: Teeth are not easily "loosened". In many instances a dentist needs to section the tooth and remove it in pieces. Don't try to be your own dentist... G ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience in Endodontics
Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Refer to OMFS: Doctor (and in many cases if the abscess is bad, dentists) will be able to prescribe some pain medication but the referral to a denta ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Root canal tx: If the tooth is infected due to a non vital nerve, then the tooth will need root canal therapy, or it will need extraction. If the bascess is due to a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
No: You will need to have it treated. Call a local dentist for an exam and consultation to see what exactly is wrong with that tooth.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience in Dermatology
Get Seen Immediately: A tooth abcess can have severe consequences. Whatever the cost you should get evaluation so that you can continue to live a normal life. They may ne ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience in Dentistry
Yes and No: If the tooth dies violently with pain and possibly some swelling yes however many times teeth die quietly and you would never know unless it was found ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
See a dentist asap: An abscess is an infection. Infections do not go away unless the cause of the infection is resolved. This is true even if you are on antibiotics. Un ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Lavigne
43 years experience in Dentistry
Treat it now: Whether a small non-painful abscess the sooner antibiotics are started and treatment to resolve the cause the higher the success
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not normally: Perhaps if the swelling was so bad that the eye became shut or if pain caused excessive tearing, it might affect vision. It is normally not related.

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