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how long does it take for tooth infection to heal

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
39 years experience Dentistry
Several days : Usually after and extraction, the infection will clear up rather quickly. The extraction allows an opening or path to drain the infection and the bod ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: The particular type of tooth infection, its cause and the treatment modalities will help to determine the efficacy of treatment. The swelling is a re ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Infection Gone!: Until all the cause of the headache is gone they will be there, so until the infection is gone and the tooth problem managed.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Varies: Sometimes the impact of antibiotics is nearly immediate and sometimes it takes a few days. If things aren't improving after 4 or 5 days, a different a ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely !: Tooth infections are localized at first. If neglected , an abcess will form. If it goes to your bloodstream , then it can hurt the baby as well. See y ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Typically 48 hours: It typically can take up to 48 hours for most antibiotics to reach therapeutic effect in most people.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
By the time you know: your bloodstream knew it before you. If you really have gangrene go get your mouth evaluated ASAP and get the underlying probem treated as it may cont ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No time frame: Although death from a tooth infection is rare, it can happen. The sooner you treat the problem the better off you will be.
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
No specific time: If you have a tooth infection it can become quite serious if left unattended. Pain, infection, swelling, complicated treatment, extraction, and in ra ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No time frame: You are asking a prediction as to how long your body can fight off a chronic infection, at that is impossible to do. The sooner you have the tooth res ... Read More
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