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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Right there in the: The cause of these infections is direct growth of the bacteria from an existing tooth cavity into the soft tissues and bones of the face and neck.
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Dr. Candy Sebold
40 years experience General Practice
Above or on side : Either above the root of a tooth in the tissue or alongside the tooth in the soft tissue there. It is from bacteria and the body's response to the bac ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Chin
41 years experience Dentistry
Gum or bone: A dental abscess can form anywhere in either the gum or bone.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
28 years experience Dentistry
Abscess: A dental abscess is an infection that has reached the nerve and therefore the infected nerve must be treated and removed by endodontic procedure(root ... Read More
Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience Dentistry
Two possibilities : When you have an abscessed tooth you can have a root canal or an extraction. There are no other treatments.
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Treatment is dependent upon the cause of the abscess. A dental abscess can be related to an infected nerve inside the tooth or an infection of the gu ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal / Extract: A dental abscess is caused by the liquefaction of the dental pulp inside the tooth, with or without infection. It will not heal itself, but can be tre ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Ritz
45 years experience Dentistry
Treat the infection: "abscess" is used in the vernacular for many different conditions. But clinically it is usually the result of a bacterial infection either inside or o ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen St james
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Incision + drainage: The treatment is usually "incision and drainage" which means cut it open and let the pus drain out. They can be tough to get numb sometimes. However ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
With a dentist: This is usually approached with a combination of surgical drainage and antibiotics. Do not ignore it. The complications, although not common, can be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J BARRY Stovall
45 years experience General Practice
Somtimes: Dental abscesses are caused by the death of the nerve and living component within the tooth. Some are caused by infections of the gums. The ones that ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: Some dental infections develop slowly and do not show symptoms until they become acute. I see this all the time. See your dentist for a clinical exam ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dental abcess: Tricky situation. Periodontitis is tooth pain (irritation of tooth nerve due to caries) . The vast majority of the time, it is not a tooth abcess. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
56 years experience Dentistry
Drainage: By, "popping" abscess you release the pressure from the infection reducing the pain. Pressure = pain. Source of the infection must be addressed.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
See a Dentist: A dental abscess will almost never heal by itself. You need to see a dentist for examination and possibly x-rays &/or other tests to establish the exa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
Get it taken care of: See a dentist for care. You will either need it removed or need root canal and crown. You may also need the abcess drained. You do need antibiotics ... Read More
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