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Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth with no pain? I don't have any pain in my tooth or mouth, but my dentist diagnosed me as having an abscessed tooth after x-rays, and now I need a root canal. Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth without havin

Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth with no pain? I don't have any pain in my tooth or mouth, but my dentist diagnosed me as having an abscessed tooth after x-rays, and now I need a root canal. Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth without havin

A: A tooth abscess or root abscess is pus enclosed in the tissues of the jaw bone at the apex of an infected tooth's root (s). Usually the abscess originates from a bacterial infection that has accumulated in the soft, often dead, pulp of the tooth. An abscess can be very painful or painless. The diagnosis of an abscess is done with clinical testing of the tooth along with necessary radiographs. Most abscesses that are left untreated will cause problems and pain. There were several reported cases of death due to a dental abscess. They should be taken seriously. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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


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Right front tooth pain when I touch/rub my nose, been to the dentist had X-ray done no abscess presents, tooth was perfectly healthy could be sensitive?

Right front tooth pain when I touch/rub my nose, been to the dentist had X-ray done no abscess presents, tooth was perfectly healthy could be sensitive?

Get 2nd opinion: Just because nothing was seen on that X-Ray, does not mean you may not have a tooth problem! See an Endodontist for a thorough exam of the area, including new radiographs at different angles and pulp testing of the sore tooth! ...Read more

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If my tooth abcesss wad to spread could my dentist tell on a panograohic X-ray the one th at goes around your head.

If my tooth abcesss wad to spread could my dentist tell on a panograohic X-ray the one th at goes around your head.

Sometimes: An abscess can spread through bone which usually shows up on x-rays including panoramic ones. However, infections can spread through soft tissues and not show up on x-rays. ...Read more

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Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Last week I got a tonsillectomy now the left side of my mouth itches (teeth & gums)and hurts X-ray came neg for abscess what is it? Hurts to bite.

Displaced TMJ disc: During procedure when they had your mouth wide open for the precedure, the disc may have displaced and your bite is now off causing pain when your teeth meet. If the itchy teeth and gums are only in the upper teeth could be dis location is pressing on a ligament
Do you hear any new noises when you open and close? Hearing slightly diminished? See your dentist for TMJ eval;avoid hard foods
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What are good home remediesfor abscess tooth?

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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Help please! Is extracting an abscess tooth dangerous?

Help please! Is extracting an abscess tooth dangerous?

It can be...: I usually recommend antibiotics prior to extracting an abscessed tooth. I recommend this for several reasons. First, the antibiotic reduces the infection significantly. Second, with less infection, the tooth can be more adequately anesthetized which makes for a more comfortable extraction. Third, following the extraction the comfort level is enhanced with less infection present. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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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How serious can a tooth abscess become?

How serious can a tooth abscess become?

Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and causing worse problems. Please get it checked out! ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Dentist needed: A tooth abscess is an infection. Infections like this require an antibiotic. The antibiotic helps to control the infection but may not remove all the infection. Your dentist can best determine the exact cause of the infection so that it can be properly managed. An antibiotic alone may not cure the problem at all. ...Read more

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Can half a tooth abscess go away by itself?

Not really: The symptoms can come and go usually via drainage but the underlying problem must be treated either by root canal therapy or extraction. Just because the symptoms diminish doesn't mean the problem has been solved. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a tooth abscess?

Yes: Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance. Don't play russian roulette, got it treated. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a tooth abscess?

Should I be concerned about a tooth abscess?

See a dentist ASAP: 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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What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

Diagnose the cause: The cause of tooth abscess must be diagnosed. It could be periodontally or endodontically. Periodontal abcess treated by debridement and eliminates food impaction. Endodontal abcess must be treated with root canal procedure. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a tooth abscess, I think?

See a dentist: A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-ray (s) by a dentist can help diagnose if your abscess is related to a tooth, and what treatment should be performed to treat your problem. ...Read more

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What should I do with tooth abscess in toddlers?

See dental provider: A general dentist or pediatric dentist is where to go. Sadly most all abscesses in baby teeth mean extraction of the tooth. Please take your child in right away! Know too that children should be seen by age 1 for their first dental visit and check up to try to get them used to it and to catch things as early as possible. Avoid sweets between meals and no juice/milk to bed-it will destroy them. ...Read more

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Please tell me home remedies for a tooth abscess?

Dentist: You need to see a dentist asap. An acute abscess is an aggressive infection that requires dental treatment. Antibiotics will help short-term, but without definitive treatment, the infection & pain will return. Ibuprofen & cold compresses may help with the pain, but the best thing you can do from home is to pick up the phone and call a dentist. ...Read more

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My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

Tooth abscess: Immediately see your dentist. Any abscess in the mouth should be treated as soon as possible by a dental professional. Failure to have the abscess treated may lead to more serious dental and possibly medical consequences. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess wait 2 days?

Infections: Are best treated in a timely and appropriate fashion. See your dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more risk involved. As we don't know your medical history, can't clinically examine you, nor see x-rays of the area involved, we can't access the risk of postponing treatment. If I were the patient, I wouldn't wait! ...Read more

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How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

Can't: You need to see a dentist. The abscess can grow to the point where you can't breath and in the "good ol days " people would die. ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if an abscess tooth has spread?

Fever and swelling: Usually fever, swelling of the area and increased pain. ...Read more

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Can you treat more than one tooth abscess at a time?

Depends on cause: Abcessed teeth may require root canal treatment or extractions if they cannot be
saved with root canal therapy. Multiple root canals and extractions can be performed if that is the recommended treatment by your dentist. If you can not get to your dentist right away, you should be on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How can a tooth abscess be cured with home remedies?

How can a tooth abscess be cured with home remedies?

No: Unfortunately the abcess formation usually results from an infected nerve in a tooth. Either the nerve (root canal) or extraction will be required. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth abscess to develop?

It varies: A dental abscess can develop very rapidly but in other cases may take days to weeks to even years before an abscess is noticed. Regular dental exams are needed to prevent problems. ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth abscess become a health risk?

When it forms: As soon as you get an infection it can become a health risk, abscess needs to be treated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What do you take to ease the pain of a tooth abscess?

Pain due to tooth: Try Ibuprofen 600mg every 6hrs (if you are allowed to take it). If the pain does not subside, you may also supplement with 500mg tylenol (acetaminophen). Visit your dentist/endodontist asap, as a root canal is needed regardless. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tooth abscess?

What is the definition or description of: tooth abscess?

Infected tooth: 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 canal therapy. Take care.. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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