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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
See your dentist: An untreated tooth abscess can lead to more severe health problems. Try to control your pain with Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) and continue to rinse u ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: The only reliably appropriate way to determine if an infection is present is to see a doctor or dentist.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Millner
42 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in a abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a toot ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Candida Fungus: Oral thrush is caused by a yeast infection on the surface of the soft tissues, whereas a tooth abscess is caused by bacteria which have infiltrated in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not!: Got me there! i din't think so, but there are no published papers suggesting that oral sex causes these cysts. There are factors asuch as diabetes, ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Unlikely: It is very unlikely that saliva would lead to a skin infection. But, if he caused trauma or a break in the skin then we could begin to blame that exp ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say: When it comes to questions like yours, ones that ask for a diagnosis, it is better off examined locally by a trained dentist. Please call a local dent ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Needs drainage: antibiotics alone are usually not enough to treat an abscess, no matter where the abscess is. You need to return to the dentist/oral surgeon and have ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Emergency: An infected tooth is an emergency. If there's pain, bleeding, swelling, fever, it's an emergency. I;d and/or antibiotics may help limit sp ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Knot: The knot is due a swollen lymph gland due to your abscessed teeth. Removal of the bad teeth and treatment with antibiotics should shrink the nodes ove ... Read More
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