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Abscess Under Tooth
Had root canal filling nearly 12 mth ago. Now have an abscess under tooth. Face swollen etc and now neck seems to be too.Taking amoxicillin on day?
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
Would it be obvious if you had an abscess/infection under an impacted tooth? What would be the signs/symptoms? I have a baby tooth w/ impacted adult.
Symptoms of abscess: There are often times that abscessed teeth are assymptomatic. However, swelling, pus, pain and sensitivity to hot or cold or pressure are indicators. If you have pain without a stimulus , it is a bad sign. Either way, it's time to see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a OTC or holistic approach to helping ease the annoyance of itchy gums under an abscessed tooth? (besides salt water or listerine)
Need a dentist: Holistic medicine is a wonderful approach for many health problems, but sometimes you need to turn to traditional medicine for treatment. Abcessed teeth are one of those conditions that need conventional treatment. See a dentist and get this infection treated. Otc will not heal this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are symptoms of an abscess/infection under an impacted baby tooth (perm tooth grew sideways). Would i know?
I've been on penicillin for 3days now 4x a day for tooth abscess i'm starting to feel better does this mean the infection is under control?
NO: This means the infection is lessening but not gone. You must follow-through and get the treatment required to address the cause. Otherwise it will again worsen and you always run the risk of losing the tooth. Be wise and get the treatment needed. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have pain from the underside of my jawbone up to my ear and under my tongue. I don't think an abscess (no tooth there). What else could it be?
I have a abscess tooth and now I have a lump thats as big of a nickel on the back of my neck under skin with back pain. Could it be from the abscess?
When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head.My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha
While taking meds: This my opinion. Generally the best time to extract a tooth is a few days into the course of antibiotics. Two or three days the meds begin to work and help make it easier to get you numb. After the extraction you finish the meds to eliminate any residual infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have mitral valve prolapse and an abscess tooth and swelling under my left eye am i gonna b ok?
Dr ASAP!!: Oh, please see a dentist ASAP--at this point, you may be referred to a hospital to get antibiotics through IV, as the infection from an abscess seems to have spread. The bone between eyes is porous and in the worst case, infection could spread into the brain. Infecting bacteria from the tooth has now entered your facial space as well as going though your entire body via infected blood. Dr ASAP. ...Read more
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