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How can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

How can I prevent a gum abscess after tooth extraction?

Depends: Follow directions given tom you by your dentist. Take antibiotics if given. Keep the area clean and eat a healthy diet. Your body should take care of the rest. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Maybe: The removal of an infected tooth usually has discomfort. Sometimes it can be painful depending on how involved the extraction is, if the patient is a smoker, if the patient is non compliant with after care instructions, etc. Usually most patients recover fine and pain medications will help them get through the first few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt? And how about if the tooth gets pulled, does it hurt?

Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt? And how about if the tooth gets pulled, does it hurt?

Hang in there: Usually local pain medication such as lidocaine is injected at site to prevent much pain. Some discomfort may occur especially with the injections of lidocaine. ...Read more

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Had an abscess then my tooth was extracted but lump is still there from abscess has been 3 days since tooth extraction.. how long till it goes away.

Had an abscess then my tooth was extracted but  lump is still there from abscess has been 3 days since tooth extraction.. how long till it goes away.

Cannot predict: Without seeing the area before and after and the damage done by the abscess it is not possible to say. Are you on antibiotic ? Often this will help the swelling go down. Keep an eye on it as sometimes these do not heal right away and require further drainage. Do not hesitate to contact the Dentist who did the extraction if unsure. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.

I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.

Monitor change: Re-evaluate the symptoms you are experiencing and determine whether they are increasing (getting worse) decreasing (getting better). If you are improving consistently (even if it's slow), you are probably fine; pending this is consistent with the instructions your provider gave you. If you are getting worse or nothing, you should make another follow-up appointment. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?

Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?

Information: I would google extraction and dental bone grafting. Basically the tooth will be extracted, the area cleaned of all infected tissue and a graft material placed (not needed if all walls are intact and you plan on an implant shortly) and the area is left to heal. Also talk to your surgeon as the web can give you too much information and every case is different. ...Read more

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After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

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After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

Yes: After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue. ...Read more

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How much is involved in a tooth extraction and absess draining? What cost?

How much is involved in a tooth extraction and absess draining? What cost?

Depends: The extraction of the tooth and incision and/or drainage of the abscess depends on the extent of the abscess and structures involved, the position of the tooth, how much tooth structure is remaining, as well as the type of anesthesia provided. All of the factors mentioned above affect the cost, as well as individual fees charged by different offices. ...Read more

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I had a tooth extraction. Had an abcess and afraid infection got into blood will the extraction take care of infection. If its in the blood..?

Immune system: If you are not immune-compromised, the infection-fighting components of your immune system in the blood stream will usually be quite protective. Dental abscesses have no blood supply so fairly high levels of systemic antibiotics are necessary to be effective. Once your full immune system comes into play via the blood stream the infection will usually resolve more rapidly. ...Read more

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Had tooth extraction due to abcess is felling light headed a day after ok and how many days after is it ok.?

Had tooth extraction due to abcess is felling light headed a day after ok and how many days after is it ok.?

Various causes: Feeling light headed is not a symptom related to either an abscess or an extraction. It would be more related to pain medication you might be taking, low blood sugar from not eating, or a psychological effect. How soon you feel better depends upon the difficulty of the extraction, your own pain threshold, the control of the infection and your medical status. Call your dentist for advice. ...Read more

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Dental abcess, had tooth extraction afraid some vact is still in blood..Wht blood cells are good..Is there symptoms after infection is gone.?

Dental abcess, had tooth extraction  afraid some vact is still in blood..Wht blood cells are good..Is there symptoms after infection is gone.?

Follow-up: The dentist who extracted your tooth is the one responsible for your follow-up after care. When was the tooth removed and when did you finish your course of antibiotics? Any questions or concerns should be addressed to that health care provider. ...Read more

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Feels like something stuck on side of throat and painful if i touch/swallow/. Post wisdom tooth extractions. (See last question) Can it be abcess?

Feels like something stuck on side of throat and painful if i touch/swallow/. Post wisdom tooth extractions. (See last question) Can it be abcess?

It is possible: but it's all normal after wisdom tooth removal especially if the surgery was complicated. Many patients complain of difficulty swallowing after surgery. Swallowing can be improved by using NSAIDs, mouth gargles with warm salty water the day following surgery and if concerned see your surgeon for a check up. ...Read more

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What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?

What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?

Maybe: The abscess formed because an infection inside the tooth drained out into the jaw and then through the gum. You must get rid of the original infection before you can get rid of the abscess. A properly done root canal or a tooth extraction are the only two ways to accomplish this. If advanced gum disease is also present then the tooth usually must be removed. ...Read more

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How can a tooth extraction work?

How can  a tooth extraction work?

Tooth Extraction: If a tooth has too much damage and can't be saved then in this case, the tooth needs to be extracted. Before removing the tooth, your dentist will administrate a local anesthetic for pain control and by surgical procedure tooth will be removed. Most tooth extractions take just a few minutes and the procedure is very safe. ...Read more

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How expensive is a tooth extraction?

How expensive is a tooth extraction?

Varies: Fees vary from office to office, city to city. A specialist will charge more than a generalist. Being put to sleep ? That's an additional expense. Any number given over the internet is meaningless, since fess in deltona are not the same as los angeles or albany or el paso. ...Read more

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Does the date of tooth extraction matter?

Does the date of tooth extraction matter?

Yes: Some insurance companies will not cover dental procedures to correct a tooth that was extracted prior to coverage. That's a primary reason dentist ask when a tooth was extracted or lost. Also, dentist can asses the rate of bone healing by determining how long ago the tooth was lost. So, it matters. ...Read more

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How does a tooth extraction actually work?

How does a tooth extraction actually work?

Work?: You mean how is an extraction done, or why extract a tooth? Extracting a tooth removes the source of a problem (pain, swelling, infection, decay), makes more room for the other teeth, and/or improves the prognosis for the remaining teeth. A tooth is extracted by separating the root from the bone. If the tooth is impacted or stuck, sometimes sectioning the tooth is necessary. ...Read more

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What should I eat after a tooth extraction?

Softer foods first: The best answer can be obtained from the surgeon. That surgeon knows your particular situation and its associated risks. However, in general, you should eat softer and non-crunchy foods for at least a few days. With wisdom teeth extraction this time period may well exceed five weeks. For teeth extracted more towards the front of the mouth there is less risk of a problem and less restrictions.. ...Read more

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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more