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Are there some genetic reasons I get dental abscesses off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get dental abscesses off and on?

Possible/unlikely: You may have some genetic predisposition to gum disease, but it is not likely that you are genetically prone to abscesses themselves. ...Read more

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Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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Are there some genetic reasons I get anorectal abscess off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get anorectal abscess off and on?

Possibly: Anorectal abscesses may be related to inflammatory bowel disease such as crohns or ulcerative colitis and/or fistulis tracts in the rectal area. This problem can be serious if not treated and should be evaluated by surgical eval and GI eval. ...Read more

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Urgent! I have what i assume to be a "dental abscess". What can happen if i don't get it treated right away?

Urgent! I have what i assume to be a "dental abscess". What can happen if i don't get it treated right away?

Bacteremia: Make an appointment with your dds immediately to be seen tomorrow morning . If you do not get your dental concern diagnosed by a professional, you are doing yourself a disservice! a dental abcess is a localized infection specific to one tooth. If it is not treated, bacteria from that infection can spread into your bloodstream, which is called a bacteremia. This is a "full body" infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a dental abscess on my own?

How to get rid of a dental abscess on my own?

Not likely: While dental abcesses can drain and be non painful, they will not go away from treatment other than removing the offensive tooth or causative agent. If the nerve of a tooth is infected, performing a root canal to remove it usually helps heal an abcess. If a tooth is infected (abcessed) and nonrestorable, then removal will help heal the area. Self cures for dental abcesses are not recommended, imo. ...Read more

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Are dental abscess treatments painful to get?

Are dental abscess treatments painful to get?

Not usually: Usually once the shots have numbed the entire area of concern, patients do not feel any pain. Some dentist may offer IV sedation for your comfort. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dental abscess on my own? No insurance now.

How can I get rid of a dental abscess on my own? No insurance now.

You can't...: Get rid of dental abscess on your own. You can only treat symptoms with antibiotics and pain medications. Until the source of the abscess is gone, you will have ongoing infections. Ab will only contain the symptoms in check for little while. This can be taken care of in two ways...One is an extraction of a tooth and the other option is to have a root canal treatment. ...Read more

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If i get a dental implant and decide for no aparrent reason to take it off, will the gum tissue repair by itself?

If i get a dental implant and decide for no aparrent reason to take it off, will the gum tissue repair by itself?

WHY? Don't do it.: If you decided to not use your implant, then do not restore it . Just sleep your implant, it will preserve your bone. Do not remove it unless there is a sign of infection. Removing the implant, even if it was placed in a bad location will cause bone loss. It only should be done if you attempt to replace it with another implant in the right location. Gum will heal after implant removed but why? ...Read more

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I've had a dental/tooth abscess for 6 years. How do I get rid of this once and for all?

I've had a dental/tooth abscess for 6 years. How do I get rid of this once and for all?

See a dentist: Have the tooth treated. You probably have 2 options: removal of the tooth or a root canal. Consult your dentist and be committed to the treatment that is recommended. Remember, having a chronic infection in your body is not healthy. ...Read more

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Could it be possible to get sepsis from a dental abscess?

Could it be possible to get sepsis from a dental abscess?

Yes: The infection in the tooth can get into the blood stream and cause sepsis. It is important to have prompt treatment of the abscess by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more