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A 28-year-old female asked:

if i have an abscess on my tooth that haven't been drain yet can i go back to work with it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
You may: If the pain is tolerable and will not interfere with your work, you may go to work. However, it is not wise to delay treatment for a tooth abscess and you should see your dentist at your earliest. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Depends: An abscess is an infection. May or may not drain, may just spread to other organ systems. The infection, pain, and/or medications may affect your balance, wakefulness, judgement, muscle control, attention span, etc., all of which may compromise your effectiveness at work, your coworkers, and your company. What you need, immediately, is a Dentist to guide your healing.

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