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how to get rid of an abscess in your mouth

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See dentist asap!: The fastest way to get rid of that abscess is to see a dentist who can prescribe an appropriate antibiotic and remove\treat the cause of that infectio ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Options: Antibiotics help but getting the problem solved is the best way to get more rapid relief. You should by now start to notice the antibiotic working. If ... Read More
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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
43 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist: You should get some relief after 3 days. Check with your dentist and see if you may need an incision and drainage procedure or a change of medication ... Read More
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Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
35 years experience Dentistry
Swollen lip: If the swelling has not decreased in the past 3 days (doesnt mean disappeared) then you may need additional treatment or a different antibiotic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Need to see it: If it is caused by an infection in a tooth, then the tooth needs to either be removed or have a root canal therapy. If it is caused from something el ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Sorry: Sounds like you had a tough time at the dentist's office. If the extraction site is still infected after an extraction, something is wrong, and it is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reza Emami
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: If it is improving, then it may resolve on its own, but if it starts to become bigger and painful and has increased warmth and redness, then, he shoul ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I & D: Please seek medical evaluation for an abscess as this required incision and drainage.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bender
35 years experience Dentistry
Dental abcess: If the abcess is from a tooth, you have two choices; 1) you can perform a root canal on yourself or, 2) you can pull the offending tooth i do no ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Catanzaro
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Soak: Soak in a hot bath two or three times a week. No douching.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: An abscess is a walled off collection of infected fluid. As such, an abscess rarely responds to antibiotics alone and usually requires surgical drain ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Abcess on bicep: hello ~ you must wait until it is fully formed and ready to burst and that that point you should either attempt to squeeze out the pus or if its large ... Read More

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