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Is it painful when they drain a dental abscess at the dentist office

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Opposite-relief!: Since there is "pus under pressure" in a dental abscess, you will find that the release of this pus by incision and drainage, will provide you with a ... Read More
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Dr. Srijan Mehta
13 years experience General Practice
Usually not: Unless you are not able to get numb usually a dental access should be drained and should be painless although they may put you on a strong a/b one day ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: A superficial abscess appearing adjacent to the tooth with no limitation or pain with opening your mouth can usually be drained with minimal discomfor ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Too dangerous?: It's likely several factors, some of which may not be evident. Procedures all come with risks and benefits-it may just be that the abscess is in a loc ... Read More
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
It may be too early : In addition to above answer, there are other factors. Infection go through stages. First, the toxins released by the bacteria and dead tissue cause in ... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
34 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
There are options: Draining a dental abscess is only required with the most serious infections. Dental abscesses can often be controlled by an oral antibiotic followed ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
If : If your infection has been treated and then the abcess has returned, you need to go back to the dentist who is treating you so that he/she can evaluat ... Read More
Dr. Minh Nguyen
22 years experience Dentistry
You : You can pop it to relieve pressure of infection and combine with antibiotics to treat the infection for short term, but you still need to see dentist ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
ONLY IF: You are a dentist. In unskilled hands you might do more harm than good. Instead, i would urge you to see a dentist asap, as an infection any place in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, you can eat. The longer you wait to go see a dentist the worse things can become. The reason you are not in pain is because the infection is dra ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Krendl
16 years experience Dentistry
Uncertain: The results of rpe are promising, but i don't know of any definitive studies to prove the effectiveness of the therapy. The goal of rpe is to regain ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotics: Antibiotics, prescribed by your dentist, can be used to control a dental infection for a few days.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly...: Firstly, the radiograph that you had taken would have had to show the tip of the tooth and the surrounding bone. Even if it did, a newly formed absces ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist: Try to have your appointment moved up or at least be put on antibiotics to help control the infection.

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