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I believe I have an abscessed tooth. Pain level hovers around 7. Do I dare wait until monday or should I seek emergency care immediately? Thanks!

I believe I have an abscessed tooth. Pain level hovers around 7. Do I dare wait until monday or should I seek emergency care immediately?  Thanks!

Abscessed tooth: Call your dentist. Dentists do have emergency coverage for things like this so this is your first option. Most hospitals do not have dentists in the ER so this is not the best thing to do. ...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 have a tooth abscess with no tooth pain?I have a pain near my cheek bone when I bend foward or press had cold which is gone but pain still

Can you have a tooth abscess with no tooth pain?I have a pain near my cheek bone when I bend foward or press had cold which is gone but pain still

Of course: in most cases, an abscess or chronic tooth infection may form without any pain until it has advanced for some time. Any person with symptoms linked to a dental abscess should see a dentist promptly. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to mitigate abscessed tooth root pain?

Is there an effective way to mitigate abscessed tooth root pain?

Treatment of: The cause is the only definitive solution to mitigate the pain. Be evaluated by a dentist to determine the cause / problem so that appropriate treatment can be rendered. Hope this helps. ...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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My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

It is not normal: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess and pain has spread to face and nose. What should I do?

See your dentist: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

Yes, seek help. : A tooth abscess can cause radiating pain, however it should be considered an emergency especially when you experience facial swelling, fever, difficulty breathing/swallowing, or swelling of the floor of mouth and neck. Swelling extending to the eye is serious and would require professional attention and necessary treatment. Get an evaluation by a professional as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more