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Doctor insights on: Abscessed Tooth Symptoms

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Do people ever get a tooth abscess with no symptoms at all?

Do people ever get a tooth abscess with no symptoms at all?

Not yet: By definition, abscess means swollen due to collection of pus in tissue. Tooth may not have symptom at the beginning after pulpal necrosis. However, as pus collected and put pressure on surrounding bone, pain occur if pus is not drain through a fistula or periodontal ligament space. ...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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I have an abscessed tooth but I do not have symptoms?

I have an abscessed tooth but I do not have symptoms?

Disaster in waiting: You may be waiting for a disaster to happen. You may wake up with a swollen jaw or may have trouble breathing and need to go to the emergency room for them to save your life. And with murphy's law it will happen when you can least afford for it to happen. See a dentist to have the tooth or teeth treated. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is periodontal abscess a symptom of an abscessed tooth?

Can be...: An abscess is a pocket of infection which can originate either at the end of a tooth (root canal-related) or in the gums (periodontal). Prior to any treatment by your dentist, and evaluation can be performed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an abscessed tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?

How long does it take for an abscessed tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?

Count time?: There is no precise time for an abscessed tooth to infect your brain. It may never happen or it may happen quickly. The point is you need to get it treated as soon as possible to avoid any bad consequences. The longer you wait, the larger the damage it will cause locally and remotely. ...Read more

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How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

DIY Dentistry: Teeth are not easily "loosened". In many instances a dentist needs to section the tooth and remove it in pieces. Don't try to be your own dentist... Give a local dentist a call and be properly taken care of. ...Read more

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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and dont wait. ...Read more

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What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

Abscess: It is very important you go see your dentist. You may need a root canal or even an extraction. You need to see your dentist as soon as possible an untreated infection can cause serious health issues including death. ...Read more

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What is done to fix an abscessed tooth?

What is done to fix an abscessed tooth?

Find the cause: An abscessed tooth could be caused by different reasons. Go to see a dentist to find out what the problem is and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

NO: Abscess tooth can stop the pain on its own with establishing drainage through a fistula tract on the gum near the abscess tooth, or drain through the gum crevice around the affected tooth. However, continuous draining will cause bone loss either at the apex or at the side of tooth bony wall. It may develop a cyst slowly. It is rather a slow process (a year easily) so you can plan for treatment. ...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. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone.This tissue then can fill w/ ...Read more