A 30-year-old female asked:
i have an abscessed tooth and the infection has spread to my jaw, ear and neck. should i go to the emergency room or just start antibiotics?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Emergency: Don't just take an antibiotic you have laying about the house. You need an Emergency dental appointment. You may end up needing medical treatment as well. Please don't put this off - this needs IMMEDIATE attention.
Answered on Aug 10, 2015
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered
40 years experience Dentistry
ER: Failure to have your condition treated professionally can result in death. Please seek treatment now.
Answered on Feb 3, 2016
Dr. Katharine Cox answered
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency: Because of the extent of the infection, be assessed in the ER. You may need IV antibiotics and see a dentist. All the best.
Answered on Aug 2, 2015
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