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Abscessed Tooth Symptoms
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an abscessed tooth, but it doesn't hurt. Is that normal or as serious as one that does hurt?
Very serious: An abscess is an abscess, it is an infection inside your jaw, with pain or no pain it is causing damage not only to the tooth but to the bone, the gums and the surrounding teeth, it will not go away by itself and it may flare up any time.. Ignore your teeth and they will ignore you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: An abscessed tooth (or any infection) is a serious situation which if left untreated can cause serious complications and can even be life threatening. There are no home remedies to cure the problem. Otc pain medication and salt water rinses are only temporary measures until you see your dentist. You need to see a dentist immediately for antibiotic coverage and definitive treatment. Period! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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