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Is it possible to have an abscess for tooth already pulled?

Is it possible to have an abscess for tooth already pulled?

Yes: An abscess is an infection in a tooth. Even if the tooth is removed, if the infection has spread to the surrounding bone it can remain even after tooth is removed. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. An infection anywhere should not be ignored. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth that is abscess.

What can I do for a tooth that is abscess.

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the root of a tooth to die from abscess?

How long does it take for the root of a tooth to die from abscess?

See a dentists: The sooner you treat the infection the better the prognosis and the healing of the tooth. A tooth that is infected is either slowly dying or already dead. Go see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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Do you think I should take off work if I have an abscess tooth?

Do you think I should take off work if I have an abscess tooth?

Yes: Go straight to a dentist or an oral surgeon and have the tooth treated or removed. Tooth infections can become life threatening rapidly. If you are unable to take off work today, have a doctor prescribe you antibiotics at least. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had abscess tooth for two weeks won't go away is this dangerous and what do I need to do?

Had abscess tooth  for two weeks won't go away is this dangerous and what do I need to do?

Dangerous, see a DDS: Infections don't resolve or go away on their own. The cause of the infection has to be determined and then it requires appropriate treatment. Not all teeth can be saved. The longer the infection remains, the more destruction to surrounding tissues, the greater the chance of spread and serious complications to other parts of your body and the harder it is to treat. See a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What is an abscess tooth?

What is an abscess tooth?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a tooth that has an infection, must commonly from the nerve dying from decay (or trauma) and then the tissue inside the canals of the tooth work their way out to the tip of the root(s) and cause an acute infection in the bone. A tooth can also have an abscess from other causes such as periodontal disease or from a fractured or perforated root. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will an abscess tooth be controlled without medication.?

It will not: An abscess will continue if it is not treated. Some times it will spread into the tissue and that can be very dangerous to your health. Some time the abscess will bore a hole thru your gum and drain into the mouth and you will swallow it. This relieves the pressure and most of the pain but the tooth is still infected and will cause damage to the local tissue and bone. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor abscess tooth?

Pain and swelling: Sometimes you can reduce the swelling with cold compresses and sometimes the pain can be decreased with either hot or cold inside your mouth. The only way to treat the abscess to have the source of the infection removed by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you explain how to cure an abscess tooth?

Depends on cause: Teeth become abscessed from advanced decay or advanced periodontal disease. The treatment could be extraction, root canal treatment or periodontal treatment depending on the diagnosis. Don't try this at home... See a professional. ...Read more

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