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Got tooth pulled now bad breath is it abcessed?

Got tooth pulled now bad breath is it abcessed?

Dead tissue or food : Sometimes the socket where the tooth was might contain some dead tissue or food debris. Gentle irrigation with warm water may help though doing this right after the extraction could promote bleeding. ...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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Decayed tooth and I have bad breath now is this common ?

Decayed tooth and I have bad breath now is this common ?

Bacteria Cause Both!: Here is a simple explanation of the common oral problems. Tooth decay is caused by plaque which is the sticky stuff that forms on teeth. It contains billions of bacteria which eat the food you eat and produce acids as their waste which desolves the teeth. The same bacteria irritate the gums so they bleed and the rotting plaque and blood is what causes bad breath. ...Read more

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Can a bad tooth abscess cause dizziness?

Can a bad tooth abscess cause dizziness?

Yes: Yes. Remember an abscess is an infection and must be treated with antibiotics and some sort of dental treatment. ...Read more

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Could tooth decay always mean bad breath?

Could tooth decay always mean bad breath?

It is possible: However, the proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could lung abscess be the cause of bad breath?

Could lung abscess be the cause of bad breath?

Yes, but no: A lung abscess is so completely rare when compared to oral reasons for bad breath. I would not suspect an abscess of a lung unless there where more breathing/pleurisy type symptoms. My first suggestion would be brush your tongue and drink water. See a dentist to determine if there is a true dental reason that you have bad breath if you are a smoker, stop now ! ...Read more

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How come I have bad breath and ooze in the mornings after wisdom tooth removed?

Tooth extraction: It could be normal healing or a complication starting. Call the dentist who did the extraction and have it checked. ...Read more

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Why would I have bad breath and ooze in the mornings after wisdom tooth removed?

Why would I have bad breath and ooze in the mornings after wisdom tooth removed?

Many reasons: Overnight, you probably had saliva, blood and food sitting in the extraction sockets. This can cause bad breath. Rinse with warm salt water and this will help the bad breath. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could one have a small tooth decay but without bad breath or saliva?

Definitely, yes: However, the proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i pop my tooth abscess on my own it hurts really bad no way of getting to a dentist?

Can i pop my tooth abscess on my own it hurts really bad no way of getting to a dentist?

Dental intervention: Draining the abscess on your own may give temporary relief, but you may need the tooth removed, and you likely need a course of antibiotics. At the very least I would see a doctor, but a dentist is probably needed. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest but the best for bad breath? What is the best tooth paste to brush with that gives the best results?

What is the cheapest but the best for bad breath? What is the best tooth paste to brush with that gives the best results?

Scrape your tongue: Bad breath is a result to bacteria in your mouth try to scrape yor tongue on daily basis any tooth paste approved by ada ids good to use and stand behind what it says. ...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. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more