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Bleeding tooth abscess

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 10 years experience
Root Canal: Or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, than an ind is the treatment of choice w... Read More
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Go to dentist: If you have an abscess, then you need to go to the dentist to get the situation resolved. That could be anything from given an antibiotic followed by... Read More
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 36 years experience
Several things...: These may include analgesics, antibiotics, and then definitive dental care. These abscesses are not something you should self-treat. These can becom... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Rare, but yes: Before antibiotics, a tooth abscess was one of the leading causes of death. Obviously antibiotics help in treating infections, but an abscess that bre... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Yes: Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance. Don't play russian roulet... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See any dentist: to drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Yes: You should be concerned about an abscessed tooth because this is an infection. An untreated infection can cause pain, swelling and can effect your en... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: see dentist asap to have it trated bfore it gets worse and sreads to gums.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, f... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
41 years experience
Dentist/Oral Surgeon: Do you really want to do it yourself? Assuming the abscess is ready to drain, you need dependent drainage, ie where gravity will allow the pus to con... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will r... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 42 years experience
Hard to diagnose : Very hard to diagnose on this forum. I would seek the help of a dentist asap.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Yes. Remember an abscess is an infection and must be treated with antibiotics and some sort of dental treatment.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
Dentistry 46 years experience
Could be...but: There are very rare circumstances for which a dental abscess would be lanced as part of definitive treatment. Simply to lance a an abscess without add... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 52 years experience
Abcess: An abcessed tooth needs to be treated with a root canal. Antibiotics will reduce the swelling temporarily, but if the tooth is not treated, the swelli... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Soon: Assuming the abscess has been adequately drained, you are being treated with the appropriate antibiotics and there has not been extension of the infec... Read More
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