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what is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroids.
Answered on Apr 26, 2014
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Every abcess have to: Be drained and treat with antibiotic.
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abcess: If it is a periodontal abcess....You should have gone to the periodontist yesterday.....Any abcess in the mouth must be seen right away.

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