A 40-year-old member asked:
Are antibiotics usually prescribed for a tooth abscess?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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Yes: Antibiotics reduce the presence of fluid and/or puss in an abscess.
This in turn reduces pain.
The only way to remove an abscess is to remove the cause.A tooth abscess or plural abscess requires root canal or extraction .
A gum abscess or periodontal abscess requires curetting under the gum.
5.5k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Yes: That is usually part of the treatment protocol.
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