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A 47-year-old member asked:

Need help. i've got a tooth abscess, i think?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
An abscess is a: Serious issue. Please seek prompt dental intervention if you believe you might have an abscess.
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
See a dentist: A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-ray(s) by a dentist can help diagnose if your abscess is related to a tooth, and what treatment should be performed to treat your problem.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Dental problem: Abscess or not, see a dentist to have all your teeth and gums checked. Dental problems can affect other areas of your body and your general health. You should be seeing a dentist and a physician on a regular basis and especially if you are feeling that something is just not right. Untreated little problems become big problems and no one wants to have an emergency 2 am in the morning, or worse!
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