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I need to know what's an average time of abscess tooth drainage?

I need to know what's an average time of abscess tooth drainage?

Unsure: Often an abcess with drain infection through the gums (called a "sinus tract"). You may be able to see/taste fluid coming out, or it could be a little bump. Often times it is not painful unless there is pressure under the tissue. It may come and go, but will not resolve without treatment. This would require extraction or root canal therapy. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Be patient: It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly. Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck a ...Read more

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Hello, is it normal to have pain with a tooth after abscess drainage? I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days and will have root canal treatment. No swelling.

Hello, is it normal to have pain with a tooth after abscess drainage? I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days and will have root canal treatment. No swelling.

Pain is not normal: Pain is always a sign something is wrong. Even though you have been on antibiotics, there is probably still some swelling even if it is not visible. Root canal therapy should take care of your problem. ...Read more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

NO: It will not cause septicemia(blood poisoning) but hopefully you are getting treatment for the cracked tooth and gum abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if my tooth abscess bursts?

What if my tooth abscess bursts?

It's good but beware: The draining of a tooth abscess helps to reduce the infection. However, there is a chance that the infection can worsen following that. It truly is best to obtain professional care. A dentist can manage the infection and can help to treat the tooth to prevent re-infection. I realize many people are looking for home remedies. However, in this instance, an infection is best handled by a dentist. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my tooth abscess?

Antibiotics: And drainage. But ultimately you need to address the source of the abscess: the tooth. Seek a qualified dentist. ...Read more

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What is done for tooth abscess pain?

Root Canal: Or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, than an ind is the treatment of choice with curattage. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a tooth abscess?

How do I know I have a tooth abscess?

Symptoms and exam: Some abscesses show symptoms such as pain when chewing, red and/or swollen gums, a fistula , etc. Abscesses that are chronic and not painful are found by x-ray and exam. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...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


Dr. Ronald Achong
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more