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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
44 years experience Dentistry
NO: You must treat the source of the infection. The antibiotics will only be a temporary solution. A tooth abscess is normally treated with a root canal ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Oral surgeon: See the oral surgeon. Many infections are so severe that drains must be placed to allow the infection to be released. This is not uncommon in facial s ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: The swelling is most likely due to an infection, and your dentist will examine you, take radiographs, and determine if that tooth is restorable or nee ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
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
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Treat it!: A tooth abscess is due to an infected pulp inside the tooth. The toxic products filter through the end of the root. The immune system tries to wall th ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Sorry: There's no home repair kit available on amazon. An abscess is an infected tooth with bacteria spilling out into the surrounding tissues. The only t ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Pulpitis: is a non infected inflammation of the contents of the tooth and generally means the tooth is injured or a cavity has reached a depth where infection i ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends: Varies between 7-10 days, assuming that you are on the correct antibioticm dose of antibiotic, metabolsm and/or other underlying medical conditions.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When the cause of: Swelling go away(infection) the sewlling go away.That happen with treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
30 years experience Endodontics
Depends: Depends on the size of the swelling. If it is of an appreciable size, you may need to have an incision & drainage commonly known as an i & d. Regardle ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Maybe even none: Sometimes the abscess is subclinical... we can see it on a radiograph, but the patient has no outward signs. Really does not matter if it is a little ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
27 years experience Periodontics
Unlikely to bperman.: It can cause serious swelling which can be very serious & even life threatening in rare instances. Typically after appropriate treatment, extraction, ... Read More

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