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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 answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Received your response. I understand the challenges but THIS COULD KILL YOU !
May 29, 2015
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
ER: Failure to have your condition treated professionally can result in death. Please seek treatment now.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
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.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Provided original answer
Sorry? Did they give you antibiotics?
May 31, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Call 911: If you are having trouble swallowing or breathing, STOP READING RIGHT NOW! and call 911. Do not drive!
Last updated Feb 3, 2016

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