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I'm getting abscess gum treatment but super afraid of the dentist, please help me?

I'm getting abscess gum treatment but super afraid of the dentist, please help me?

Sedation: Please get sedation. You will need to be healthy and get clearance from your medical doctor. If there are any medical concerns this needs to be discussed. If you are healthy, sedation will be great for you. The types are oral or IV sedation. Depending on your situation both options can be discussed. Ask your dentist about this. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Can you please suggest treatment for gum abscess on 7 year old, immobile front tooth?

Can you please suggest treatment for gum abscess on 7 year old, immobile front tooth?

It depends: At this age the child can have either permanent or baby front teeth , if it is a baby tooth it could be on it's way out and in this case nature will take it course and the tooth will fall out, if it is a permanent tooth you need to treat it ; keep it. Make sure you take the child to a pediatric dentist who can give you the proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck, dr mokbel, scdentalimplants.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

Identify and Treat: An abscess in the mandible may be due to a number of possible causes. In order to treat it, one has to identify the cause. An evaluation by your dentist would be a logical starting point. ...Read more

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When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral surgeon then go to the emergency room. This type of infection can spread to the eye and the brian and if left untreated can be fatal. ...Read more

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3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

Change more often: If there is still pus coming from the wound, you need to change the dressing more frequently. If that doesn't help, the incision to drain it may not be big enough. If that's the case, then it will need to be opened up more. See a general surgeon for an exam soon. This week preferably. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage. ...Read more