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antibiotic for gum abscess

A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Infection: I can only give you my personal opinion and it is a general answer as I would need to know your medical history, see you clinically and have x-rays of ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Me, too: I'm not sure I agree, either... why wait until the infection is systemic? At that point you may need hospitalization; a needless waste of time, money, ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Douglas
51 years experience Orthodontics
It'll be OK: If the dentist cleaned out the infected area it will heal without systemic antibiotics. If there is pain, swelling, foul discharge taste or odor retur ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Nope: Gingival abscess is caused by a bacterial infection due to non-vital teeth or periodontal problems.
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Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
Probably not: It is most likely a coincidence. Most gum abscess are coming from a bad tooth. Please see your dentist before you lose a tooth.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
PCP or GP Dentist ?: Gp dentist yes, pcp no... Physicians are not trained to perform dentistry.
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
No: See a dentist , not a primary care physician ..
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Call a dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
27 years experience Periodontics
Not long: If you cannot see a dentist, most hospitals have a dental clinic. These infections can be very serious and destructive. Please seek treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Pain ; Swelling...: .. Are two of the most common symptoms. Your best bet is to have a dentist take a look.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Galiano
39 years experience Periodontics
No: You can cause more damage to yourself.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Infection: An abscess is considered a swelling caused by a bacterial infection and a cyst is caused by something else. It could be trauma or genetic in origin. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Babak Jouhari
24 years experience Dentistry
Cause?: You need to see a dentist to find out what causing the abscess, if its origin is a bad tooth or gum itself it has different treatments. You might ne ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Bernstein
46 years experience Periodontics
Not always: If the bone loss is not too advanced it is treatable and savable.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
LANAP: Lanap is currently not used by all periodontists and in my personal opinion, the verdict is still out on its effectiveness as compared to conventional ... Read More
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