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can a dentist pull an abscessed tooth

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
The perceived pain: Is much worse than the actual pain. Have your dentist use a topical first and then administer the injection. It truly is minimally painful. The ima ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
GP or OS?: That depends upon the ability of the general dentist and your own personal preferences. There are many excellent dentists who remove even badly impact ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depending : Depending upon whether the tooth can be restored or not, a root canal treatment may work. Additionally it needs to be determined whether the infectio ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The : The answer is yes, but it is advisable to have the tooth replaced with a denture, bridge or dental implant soon after the extraction to prevent teeth ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Check with hospital: Call your dentist or find a dentist or facility with 24 hour coverage. Most hospital based residency programs have 24 hour coverage to get you through ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
To : To answer your question exactly as you posted, the answer is yes. However, the chances of that happening are very, very small. Pain in your tooth mea ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Rutman
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: You really can't because you have to treat the problem. Just taking an antibiotic might get the infection down, but it won't solve the problem. You mu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Dental issue: and ER would just put you on antibiotics unless the abscess was huge. A dentist is qualified to both drain the abscess and evaluate underlying issues.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Severity?: Your dentist may want to help you to rule out any life threatening complication. Do the abscess spreading and causing sever swelling that affecting y ... Read More
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
26 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. : Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home. In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars. Please go s ... Read More
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