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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have an abcessed tooth pimple like and i want to know when to get it checked i have no insurance i cannot do anything about it at all.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Abscessed tooth: A dental abscess will not get better on its own. The bacteria from an infected tooth travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill. Call your dentist today, regardless insurance. Your health is more important.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Needs care now....: Insurance is not needed for care. Most people do not have dental insurance, but they still have their teeth restored. Dental schools, clinics, and hospital based residency programs are places you can start to research for reduced fee care. You NEED to do something about it, since you unfortunately have no choice.

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