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Dr. Sal Aragona
41 years experience Dentistry
Death: Unfortunately there have been reported deaths attributable to an untreated tooth abscess draining into the brain region. This is definitely a conditio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
41 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Tooth infection: if you really have an infection, that same bacteria is circulating throughout your whole body. this really makes your body work harder than it needs t ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trester
48 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Red lesions on the tongue can represent a number of things. These can be benign things such as inflamed papillae, tongue bites, or lingual tonsils. Al ... Read More
Dr. Brett Noorda
25 years experience Dentistry
Go see a dentist: So, are you asking if the tongue spot is related to the infected tooth? If so, the answer is: possibly. But since a red spot on the side of the tongue ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
46 years experience Dentistry
24 hours: It takes about 24 hours for the antibiotic to fully kick in. If it is the right antibiotic your swelling should go down. Best to take care of why you ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Talc in antibiotics: Yes, there are several antibiotics that do not contain talc.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Coverage: This site is for answering general health care questions, not what your specific insurance coverage will pay. The cost of any procedure varies dependi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience Dentistry
Infection infects...: Infection is just that: it infects others. Infection may come from virus, or bacteria, or yeast, or other fungus, or combination of these. In any way, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Phone Call: You'll need to call a dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated. There are no diy dentistry procedures that you personally can perform to correc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Have it treated: You will need to call a dentist to have the tooth evaluated. If it is infected, then it will need either root canal therapy or an extraction.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Unfortunately no: To remedy a tooth infection, you need to have the tooth treated, and you need a dentist for that. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. ... Read More

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