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lancing a tooth abscess

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
45 years experience Dentistry
Could be...but: There are very rare circumstances for which a dental abscess would be lanced as part of definitive treatment. Simply to lance a an abscess without add ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
I ; D: Incision and drainage... Done by your dentist or an oral surgeon. Does not resolve the problem, just treats the symptoms. Call a local dentist to be s ... Read More
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It can be lanced via an i;d procedure to drain the area. Done in conjunction with antibiotic therapy and then definitive treatment. Consult with you ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
Thanks for asking!: If the abscess bursts you will be swallowing all the infection and pus with a chance it could spread. Please get treatment. There are cases of people ... Read More
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Dr. David Milder
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ouch: It may seem kind of nasty but i would recommend warm salt water rinses and get the tooth treated asap. There may be some resolution of pain and pressu ... Read More
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Dr. Danni Sayman
18 years experience Endodontics
It is ok: You will feel better and maybe you won't have more pain but it is imperative to visit your dentist. If you leave it like this you will be swallowing e ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
9 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal: Or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, than an ind is the treatment of choice w ... Read More
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Go to dentist: If you have an abscess, then you need to go to the dentist to get the situation resolved. That could be anything from given an antibiotic followed by ... Read More
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Several things...: These may include analgesics, antibiotics, and then definitive dental care. These abscesses are not something you should self-treat. These can becom ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Pain and swelling: Generally you will have pain and swelling around an abcessed tooth. This is an infection and it can get worse without treatment so see a dentist i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
18 years experience Endodontics
Symptoms: Pain - usually a dull ache that feels 'deeper' that the tooth. Although its worth mentioning many abscesses are painless. Swelling- usually localized ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Rare, but yes: Before antibiotics, a tooth abscess was one of the leading causes of death. Obviously antibiotics help in treating infections, but an abscess that bre ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
22 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: The only way you will cure your abscess is by going to a dentist and having them evaluate what the cause is and treating it accordingly. The dentist ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But not likely. Spontaneous drainage and resolution is conceivable but the risk here is extremely high, and the benefits of waiting for this improbab ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You should be concerned about an abscessed tooth because this is an infection. An untreated infection can cause pain, swelling and can effect your en ... Read More

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