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Painless tooth abscess

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
Go to Dentist!: An abscess might go down after some "home remedies ", but ultimately the source of infection and the infection itself are still present, just not acut... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Home remedies?: There are no home remedies for dental treatment. You can go now, when your pain is not excruciating, or you can go when you're swollen and the pain is... Read More
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dentist: Even if you don’t have pain anymore and the swelling is down, it does not mean that your tooth or gums are healed and back to original health, this is... Read More

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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Heroic: If the Periodontist thinks it isn't salvageable, go with his/her recommendation. Heroic measures may not be cost effective.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See an endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals and saving teeth. No matter how effective de... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 56 years experience
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
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 35 years experience
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
Dr. Danni Sayman
Endodontics 18 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
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
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Endodontics 18 years experience
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
Family Medicine 14 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
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
Dentistry 22 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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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