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Infected tooth, face a little swollen, what should i do?

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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Seek help: Go to a dentist be placed on antibiotics and decide if you want to save your tooth with a root canal or have it extracted.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Dental abscess : The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of both tooth-gum abscess. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment.

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