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Tooth ache in one of my top back left teeth, think it could be a tooth abscess, what are some quick pain relief remedies?

Tooth ache in one of my top back left teeth, think it could be a tooth abscess, what are some quick pain relief remedies?

OTC and DDS!: All the otc pain medications that you can take on your own have about equal onset of relief. Take what works best for you- advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. However, the best and quickest relief will be obtained by seeing a dentist to determine the cause of the pain and start treatment. Thing can go downhill quickly, so don't delay! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: A tooth abcess can become a severe problem if left untreated. You may need root canal treatment or extraction.
See a dentist. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read more

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How serious can a tooth abscess become?

How serious can a tooth abscess become?

Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and causing worse problems. Please get it checked out! ...Read more

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Can half a tooth abscess go away by itself?

Not really: The symptoms can come and go usually via drainage but the underlying problem must be treated either by root canal therapy or extraction. Just because the symptoms diminish doesn't mean the problem has been solved. ...Read more

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What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

Diagnose the cause: The cause of tooth abscess must be diagnosed. It could be periodontally or endodontically. Periodontal abcess treated by debridement and eliminates food impaction. Endodontal abcess must be treated with root canal procedure. ...Read more

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My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

Tooth abscess: Immediately see your dentist. Any abscess in the mouth should be treated as soon as possible by a dental professional. Failure to have the abscess treated may lead to more serious dental and possibly medical consequences. ...Read more

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Could it be usual to feel so poorly with a tooth abscess?

Could it be usual to feel so poorly with a tooth abscess?

Yes: An abscess is an infection. As with an infection anywhere else in your body, it takes a toll as it spreads through your circulatory system to other organs. Need to have the infection addressed immediately. Please call your dentist now. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to eat a soft diet while treating a tooth abscess?

Why is it recommended to eat a soft diet while treating a tooth abscess?

Trauma: To avoid blunt force trauma to the affected area. Biting down on hard foods will only irritate the area further. If you sprain your ankle, you avoid running for a while. Let the area heal with as little additional irritation as possible. ...Read more

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Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will return. ...Read more

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How could I drain a tooth abscess?

I would not...: Please seek the attention of a dentist. If handled improperly an abscess can lead to more serious infections spreading to other parts of the body including the heart. This truly is not something to manage on your own. I realize people want to save money and time, but an abscess is nothing to mess with on your own, honestly and humbly... ...Read more

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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: See your dentist if you think you have an abscess in your mouth or you have dental pain.
Mastoiditis needs immediate care by an md. ...Read more

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How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

When the cause of: Swelling go away (infection) the sewlling go away. That happen with treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess be lanced?

Please tell me, could a tooth abscess be lanced?

Won't cure abscess: Sometimes lancing gum boil (incision ; drainage) combined with antibiotics will help control spread of infection. To eliminate the infection, however, the tooth requires definitive treatment, either root canal/cap or extraction/implant/cap. Can't "cure" an abscess with a lance. Please see your dentist before infection spreads further. ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling of tooth abscess to go down?

Sorry: There's no home repair kit available on amazon. An abscess is an infected tooth with bacteria spilling out into the surrounding tissues. The only treatments are root canal or extraction. Antibiotics may help control (but not cure) the infection. Analgesics, salt water rinses, and cold compresses may help control (but not cure) the swelling. See your dentist asap before it gets worse. ...Read more

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How long until my swelling froma tooth abscess recedes?

Depends: If you are taking the appropriate antibiotic and/or you have removed the source of the infection, it should resolve quickly. If not treated it will get worse until the pressure is relieved either by rupturing the abcess or it destroys enough underlying tissue that the pressure is reduced. But then it will still be there, but not hurting as much! ...Read more

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How long must I take Auro amoxiclav for an tooth abscess?

How long must I take Auro amoxiclav for an tooth abscess?

Antibiotics: There is no one right answer. First the cause of the abscess needs to be addressed. Second, I hope you are not self prescribing. Dosage and regimen depend upon numerous factors including your medical history, dental history, dosage, regimen, size and cause of infection, etc. Discuss this with the prescribing doctor or if you don't have one, get one. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a tooth abscess with no symptoms at all?

Do people ever get a tooth abscess with no symptoms at all?

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 more

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

See a dentist ASAP: Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How long can it take for my swelling from tooth abscess recedes?

How long can it take for my swelling from tooth abscess recedes?

Swelling=infection: See a doctor to find source of infection. Don't wait for the swelling to go down. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

Abscessed tooth: It generally will take 24 -48 hours for an antibiotic to take effect.
It is important for you to know that no antibiotic will not
cure an abscessed tooth. You need definitive treatment of the tooth. An antibiotic may make things feel better until you can get the tooth treated. Sometimes this is only a short time. So get your tooth treated asap. ...Read more

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Are there complications associated with tooth abscess that has drained?

Yes: There was so much infection and pressure from that infection that it pushed out the soft tissue. It will not be fixed until the tooth that is infected is treated. It could need a root canal an extraction, or possibly periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxiclav for a tooth abscess, how long will it be until it goes down?

Tooth Abscess: It takes 24-48 hours or the antibiotic to start working. You should see improvement 48-72 hours. The only way to prevent it from coming back is to have the tooth treated so see your dentist asap. The antibiotic only buys you time;not a cure. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pulpitis and a tooth abscess. Also what are the dangers of both?

Tooth conditions: A pulpitis is an inflammation of the pulp-the tissue within your tooth. A tooth abscess is when the pulp dies / becomes necrotic. You would think this an infection in your tooth.
In both instances Root canal treatment would be needed to treat these problems to save your tooth. The other possibility would be to extract the tooth.
So in both instances you could have a toothache. ...Read more

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Hi there. I was prescribed Clindamicine 300mg every 8 hours for 5 days for a tooth abscess. I am on day 3 and have an extremely painful burning sensat?

Hi there. I was prescribed Clindamicine 300mg every 8 hours for 5 days for a tooth abscess. I am on day 3 and have an extremely painful burning sensat?

Call Dentist now: Antibiotic will reduce spread of infection, but tooth must be treated to eliminate the infection. You may need physical dental treatment now and/or change in antibiotic. Make the decision with your Dentist. ...Read more

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I got a tooth abscess about 4 months ago and it hurt and swelled and had pus that would come out if I squeezed or pushed on it....for the last 2-3 months it is still there but no pus and it is really hard now...should I be concerned???

I got a tooth abscess about 4 months ago and it hurt and swelled and had pus that would come out if I squeezed or pushed on it....for the last 2-3 months it is still there but no pus and it is really hard now...should I be concerned???

Why are you waiting?: You are about four months late in making a dental appointment. The abscess will not resolve on its own. Please call a dentist for an appointment ASAP. Infections can spread causing problems throughout your body. ...Read more

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Spots in vision from tooth abscess?

Not typical: An abcessed tooth will not typically effect your vision. There is something else going on here. Did you have trauma? Was this spontaneous? See an opthomologist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Not always 1st choic: Amoxicillin is not always the first choice for a tooth abscess. Simple pen v-k is very effective & if it is a recurring abscess, Clindamycin is next best. All depends on the severity of the problem & of course if you are allergic to certain antibiotics. I wouldn't take it as a matter of fact, see your dentist & decide. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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. Theodore Davantzis
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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