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What do you suggest if I have an absest tooth and don't know why. My gums are sweeling rapidly around the infected area?

What do you suggest if I have an absest tooth and don't know why. My gums are sweeling rapidly around the infected area?

Suggestion: Call a local dentist for an appointment to be treated. A rapidly swelling infection is getting worse by the minute. ...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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I have been feeling numb. Like everything feels like its asleep? And I have an absest on tooth could infection have spread.?

I have been feeling numb. Like everything feels like its asleep? And I have an absest  on tooth could infection have spread.?

It depends.: Numbness usually is not common to associate to tooth abscess but it is still possible. Whether it is caused by germs or virus infection, proper differential diagnosis and treatment need to be done by your dental physician or oral facial pain specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth that is abscess.

What can I do for a tooth that is abscess.

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an abscess for tooth already pulled?

Is it possible to have an abscess for tooth already pulled?

Yes: An abscess is an infection in a tooth. Even if the tooth is removed, if the infection has spread to the surrounding bone it can remain even after tooth is removed. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. An infection anywhere should not be ignored. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the root of a tooth to die from abscess?

How long does it take for the root of a tooth to die from abscess?

See a dentists: The sooner you treat the infection the better the prognosis and the healing of the tooth. A tooth that is infected is either slowly dying or already dead. Go see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What is an abscess tooth?

What is an abscess tooth?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a tooth that has an infection, must commonly from the nerve dying from decay (or trauma) and then the tissue inside the canals of the tooth work their way out to the tip of the root(s) and cause an acute infection in the bone. A tooth can also have an abscess from other causes such as periodontal disease or from a fractured or perforated root. ...Read more

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What does a abscess baby tooth look like?

Bubble: Most of the primary teeth with an abscess for a bubble on the gums under the tooth. It is a sack filled with pus that swells next to tooth. This can be painful or not, but it is unhealthy and dangerous. A white or yellow head may also be evident during this develops. ...Read more

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Can you explain how to cure an abscess tooth?

Depends on cause: Teeth become abscessed from advanced decay or advanced periodontal disease. The treatment could be extraction, root canal treatment or periodontal treatment depending on the diagnosis. Don't try this at home... See a professional. ...Read more

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