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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

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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
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance. Don't play russian roulet ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See any dentist: to drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to ... Read More
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
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: see dentist asap to have it trated bfore it gets worse and sreads to gums.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist ASAP: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, f ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist/Oral Surgeon: Do you really want to do it yourself? Assuming the abscess is ready to drain, you need dependent drainage, ie where gravity will allow the pus to con ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will r ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
Hard to diagnose : Very hard to diagnose on this forum. I would seek the help of a dentist asap.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes. Remember an abscess is an infection and must be treated with antibiotics and some sort of dental treatment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When the cause of: Swelling go away(infection) the sewlling go away.That happen with treatment.
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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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
40 years experience Dentistry
Very fast: An untreated dental abscess can proceed to a very serious problem in hours. The infection can spread through different layers in soft tissue to very c ... Read More

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