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tooth abscess won t go away

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Treatment!: An abscess is an infection. Infections do not go away unless the cause of the infection is resolved. This is true even if you are on antibiotics. Un ... Read More
Dr. David Levine
37 years experience Periodontics
Tooth abscess: Immediately see your dentist. Any abscess in the mouth should be treated as soon as possible by a dental professional. Failure to have the abscess t ... Read More
Dr. John Francis
30 years experience Periodontics
See th e dentist: Please get to your dentist before you lose the tooth!

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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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Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
Not really: The symptoms can come and go usually via drainage but the underlying problem must be treated either by root canal therapy or extraction. Just because ... Read More
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Dr. Marvin Pantangco
21 years experience Dentistry
Yes it can: Tooth abscesses are infections involving teeth. They don't occur overnight and your body constantly is finding ways to "fix" the problem. When the p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
See dentist: I would suggest seeing a dentist for an evaluation. An abscess if left untreated could be life threatening.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See a dentist: Get the tooth treated asap. You will either need a root canal or have the tooth removed. Antibiotic medication has its limits. Good luck.
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Diagnose the cause: The cause of tooth abscess must be diagnosed. It could be periodontally or endodontically. Periodontal abcess treated by debridement and eliminates ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Dental abscess: A dental abscess can not be completely treated at home. If a dentist can see you today that would be ideal. If not they may be able to prescribe an a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Clinic: You need to have this abscess treated or it can cause serious health problems. Look for a clinic that is free or has reduced rates. If you have a de ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Abcess: An abcessed tooth needs to be treated with a root canal. Antibiotics will reduce the swelling temporarily, but if the tooth is not treated, the swelli ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
36 years experience Dentistry
Varies: I assume this antibiotic was prescribed by your dentist after an exam for this abscess. Antibiotics will calm down an infection but will not eliminate ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends: Varies between 7-10 days, assuming that you are on the correct antibioticm dose of antibiotic, metabolsm and/or other underlying medical conditions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
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
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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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