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will tooth infection go away after it is extracted

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
More info needed: Can't tell over the internet why the infection won't resolve. Good chance the tooth needs extraction. What does your dentist say? S/he knows best what ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antibiotics?: Infections of the oral cavity and wisdom teeth can be caused by a number of different sources. You did not indicate if you are currently on any antib ... Read More
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Dr. William Jakavick
37 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Infection won't heal: There are some missing details here. Did you see a dentist already and thats how you found out it was your wisdom tooth. Or are you self medicating th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: Sublingual swelling can be very dangerous and could cause a life threatening situation if it expands and pushes back on your tongue, blocking off your ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist w ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Infection Gone!: Until all the cause of the headache is gone they will be there, so until the infection is gone and the tooth problem managed.
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Dr. Frank Berman
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends: When the infection is successfully treated, the headaches should go away.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
32 years experience Dentistry
Should go w/infectio: Once your infection is gone, the headache should soon go away, assuming you had it treated with antibiotics, or a dentist.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
40 years experience Dentistry
Several days : Usually after and extraction, the infection will clear up rather quickly. The extraction allows an opening or path to drain the infection and the bod ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Dental infection: Go back and let the dentist see this. Either the swelling involved the nerve root secondarily or you had a primary infection of the nerve producing th ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
These : These signs warrant an immediate examination by a general dentist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Because you do not indicate what the signs of the ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Can happen: Dental infections, particularly of the apices of the teeth, and the gingivae can result in extension of infection either directly or through the blood ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
No time frame: You are asking a prediction as to how long your body can fight off a chronic infection, at that is impossible to do. The sooner you have the tooth res ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Younggren
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
Too little too late: You likely need antibiotics if you have a tooth infection. You need to see a dentist. Good dental hygiene can help keep this from happening in the fut ... Read More
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