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What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

Identify and Treat: An abscess in the mandible may be due to a number of possible causes. In order to treat it, one has to identify the cause. An evaluation by your dentist would be a logical starting point. ...Read more

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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3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

Change more often: If there is still pus coming from the wound, you need to change the dressing more frequently. If that doesn't help, the incision to drain it may not be big enough. If that's the case, then it will need to be opened up more. See a general surgeon for an exam soon. This week preferably. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What should I expect before and after dental abscess treatment?

What should I expect before and after dental abscess treatment?

Just like any visit: If you mean that you are having root canal therapy there is little to do. If you are having pain you should be taking pain relieving medication and possibly antibiotics if you have an infection. It's not necessary to take antibiotics before your treatment. After the visit the dentist will suggest medications and provide you with instructions. Usually there are no restrictions after care. ...Read more

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I'm getting abscess gum treatment but super afraid of the dentist, please help me?

Sedation: Please get sedation. You will need to be healthy and get clearance from your medical doctor. If there are any medical concerns this needs to be discussed. If you are healthy, sedation will be great for you. The types are oral or IV sedation. Depending on your situation both options can be discussed. Ask your dentist about this. ...Read more

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How long can a tooth abscess go without treatment?

Varies: The only thing that is certain is that it will continue to get worse without treatment. Remember that this is an infection that is in your mouth , but can affect all different parts of your body. Once the infection gets in the blood stream, it can go many places. Best not to take a chance by waiting. Also, the longer you wait the harder it is to treat the infection and generally it is more painful. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with "Acute Liver Abscess" And under treatment. . I am feeling too much weakness. . What should do for get rid from weakness. .

Diagnosed with "Acute Liver Abscess"
And under treatment. . I am feeling too much weakness. . What should do for get rid from weakness. .

See answer: The weakness is likely a result of the infection or the medication being used to treat the condition. If it is an Amebic liver abscess, and you are taking Tinidazole, this medication can cause weakness. Best to consult with the physicians treating you. ...Read more

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Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before i had a chance to have it fixed i got a dental abscess.The filling was removed so the tooth could dr

Dr : Dr zweig gave you some good advice. Was the root canal started? You did not clarify in your post. The dead nerve tissue needs to be removed to help the antibiotics work. It may be necessary to use a different antibiotic if you are not getting better. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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