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A 29-year-old female asked:

Dental appt is 3 wks away serious throbbing in tooth, think infection. safe to wait that long for antibiotics?dentist won't call them in sooner.

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dante De Crescenzo
Dentistry 49 years experience
Need to see Dentist: Serious throbbing in a tooth qualifies as an emergency dental problem. I suggest that you call your dentist and ask to be seen sooner so that you can get some immediate pain relief.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Move up appointment: You may not be able to wait three weeks. have your appointment moved up.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See Emergency DDS: Tooth infection can further spread to other parts of the body like jaw bones and heart. It can result in systemic infection. Therefore, dental treatment is a must. Call Emergency Dentist near you for emergency dental (24/7) treatment.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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