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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Lu
15 years experience General Practice
Yes: Please go see a dentist. An infected tooth can cause headache, with risk of sinus problems.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: No, pus is never normal. Make sure it is pus, you are on antibiotics and let your dentist know. He\she will know how best to advise you.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hong-phuc Tran
9 years experience Geriatrics
See a dentist: Please see a dentist if you have dental pain and pus. These are symptoms of an infection, which should be further evaluated and treated.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Dental abscess: Sometimes, a dental abscess may burst through the gum and allow the pus to drain and can ease the pain but the tooth will still need to be treated by ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lyndon Taylor
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Go to your dentist: I'm not a denist, but it is never advisable to neglect your oral health. Abscesses in your mouth can shower bacteria to your heart causing endocardi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: Do not manipulate the wound. If you have an infection you may need antibiotics. Have your surgeon evaluate the situation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
No: No, see your dentist who is trained and knows exactly what to do and treat such situations. You shouldn't have pus, should be on antibiotics if you ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
See Dentist: Please see your dentist promptly. Don't want to fool around with infections.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Sounds like you may have an infection in the area - you should have your oral surgeon check it.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yen answered
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: A fistula that is draining pus is usually due to infection from the tooth or gum disease. Usually it is chronic & your immune system will try to ... Read More
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