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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience in 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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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
17 years experience in Endodontics
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Kizy
21 years experience in Dentistry
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in 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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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in 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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