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What is considered best: to have an abscessed tooth pulled by a dentist or remove by an oral surgeon?

What is considered best: to have an abscessed tooth pulled by a dentist or remove by an oral surgeon?

Depends: Procedures that go smoothly appear to be easy. Pre planning and training play a major role in how smoothly procedures go. One never knows what unexpected problems will occur and therefore I always recommend patients select the best trained person available. Good luck -. ...Read more

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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


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Help! I'm having a broken abscessed tooth pulled and my dentist doesn't offer any gas. I'm scared for the shots! How can I prepare for the pain?

Help! I'm having a broken abscessed tooth pulled and my dentist doesn't offer any gas. I'm scared for the shots! How can I prepare for the pain?

Ask for sedation: Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) helps decrease anxiety, but may not have much effect on pain. As an alternative, you might inquire about oral sedation (i.e. Valium) to help with the nervousness. Dental injections can be done with decreased pain if they are done slowly. Remember that you will feel better afterwards and the anesthetic is a big part of your getting comfortable. ...Read more

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Can I have an abscessed tooth extracted instead of a root canal? I have an abscessed molar that my dentist wants to do a root canal on. I'd rather just have it pulled. Can I do that? .

Can I have an abscessed tooth extracted instead of a root canal? I have an abscessed molar that my dentist wants to do a root canal on. I'd rather just have it pulled. Can I do that? .

Of course: It is your choice, but understand all the consequences and options long-term before making decision. Preserve socket for implant, or get implant immediately, if you choose extraction. Oral surgeon can usually remove all infection and prepare implant site well below apex of tooth into solid healthy bone in the lower anterior jaw. See the specialists, whatever you choose. ...Read more

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Who can I see about an abscessed tooth with no dentist being open till monday?

Who can I see about an abscessed tooth with no dentist being open till monday?

Call 1-800 DENTIST: The OTC painkillers or home remedies may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own and dental treatment is a must. Call 1-800 DENTIST for definitive or emergency (24/7) treatment. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth kill you? I have a pain in my tooth that I'm worried might be abscessed. I don't have insurance and am worried that a dentist will not see me. Should I go in for any tooth-related pain? .

Can an abscessed tooth kill you? I have a pain in my tooth that I'm worried might be abscessed. I don't have insurance and am worried that a dentist will not see me. Should I go in for any tooth-related pain? .

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in rare cases an abscessed tooth can kill you. But, in the United States, I believe only one or two people die every year from this. More importantly, an abscessed tooth can cause pain, swelling, spreading infection, fear, increased cost of treatment, loss of a tooth or teeth, and the list goes on.
Without insurance, cash or credit works.
Also try this: http://www. Freedentalcare. Us/ci/wa-spokane
hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my abscessed tooth without a dentist?

See your dentist: You really can't because you have to treat the problem. Just taking an antibiotic might get the infection down, but it won't solve the problem. You must see where it is coming from and it can spread! See the dentist. ...Read more

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Can a tooth usually be saved if it has an abscess? I have an extremely painful abscessed tooth that I'm going to see my dentist about in two days. I'm really worried that I will lose the tooth, and would rather have a root canal or almost anything else th

Can a tooth usually be saved if it has an abscess? I have an extremely painful abscessed tooth that I'm going to see my dentist about in two days. I'm really worried that I will lose the tooth, and would rather have a root canal or almost anything else th

I: I congratulate you for knowing the importance of saving teeth as opposed to unnecessary extraction. Without an exam and x-ray it's hard to know your exact situation but in most cases you can opt for a root canal instead of losing your tooth. This will depend on the extent and nature of the abcess and the amount of tooth structure left. Stick with the concept of saving it if possible. ...Read more

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My dentist told me to go to ER for abscessed tooth. Do they have better equipment or something?

My dentist told me to go to ER for abscessed tooth. Do they have better equipment or something?

Severity?: Your dentist may want to help you to rule out any life threatening complication. Do the abscess spreading and causing sever swelling that affecting your breathing? Is there localized reaction to the antibiotics? A regular abscess (most of the abscess) can be treated at the dental office. There may be a communication problem with the front desk personnel? Check with your dentist again! ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

Dr.: Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home.
In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars.
Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there.
The resources are there. You just have to go...
Best wishes,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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What happens during root canal that stops pain from an abscessed tooth? I will need to have a root canal on a lower front tooth that my dentist says will stop the pain from an abscess. In a root canal they remove a root though, so how can that stop the pa

Cause treated: The root canal treatment will remove the cause of abcess and seal canal to stop from return. The root is not removed. The hollow tube or canal in root of tooth containing the pulp tissues (nerve, blood vessels, etc.) is cleaned, shaped, and filled eliminating the dead tissues. The tooth socket will begin to heal, infection resolve, and pain and swelling will dissipate. Antibiotics may help. ...Read more

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For an abscessed tooth dentist recommends extraction due to bone loss, is this a good option?

For an abscessed tooth dentist recommends extraction due to bone loss, is this a good option?

Trust your dentist?: If you trust your dentist and understand the dental problem, recommended treatment and rationale for treatment make sense, then proceed.
If you do not feel that way, then get a second opinion, after all it is your healthcare. ...Read more

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Can a doctor diagnosed an abscessed tooth or sinusitis. Scared of the dentist and I've known my dr for 10+years so it will be easier to get in there?

Can a doctor diagnosed an abscessed tooth or sinusitis. Scared of the dentist and I've known my dr for 10+years so it will be easier to get in there?

The type of x-rays: That doctors order do not zero in on a tooth with the detail that dental x-rays do. Even if your doctor were to correctly diagnose an abscessed tooth- antibiotics &pain meds alone are not a definitive treatment. This would require dental intervention. Sorry - dentists &physicians are not usually interchangable. Please work on your fear of dentists as it sounds like you need one now. ...Read more

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How long does it take a cavity to turn into an abscessed tooth? It looks like it's in between my front teeth. When I went to my dentist in february, he didn't say anything about it. My insurance won't cover more than two visits, and my next one is in july

How long does it take a cavity to turn into an abscessed tooth? It looks like it's in between my front teeth. When I went to my dentist in february, he didn't say anything about it. My insurance won't cover more than two visits, and my next one is in july

Whenever: Whenever you notice something like this you need to make an appointment. Your reference to insurance covering only two visits should apply to routine exams and cleanings, not emergency situations or problem focused visits in between. Do not wait as a small cavity can get bigger and a big cavity can cause an abcessed tooth. How long that takes varies tremendously depending upon the situation but you don't want to take a chance to find out. Call now! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth with no pain? I don't have any pain in my tooth or mouth, but my dentist diagnosed me as having an abscessed tooth after x-rays, and now I need a root canal. Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth without havin

Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth with no pain? I don't have any pain in my tooth or mouth, but my dentist diagnosed me as having an abscessed tooth after x-rays, and now I need a root canal. Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth without havin

A: A tooth abscess or root abscess is pus enclosed in the tissues of the jaw bone at the apex of an infected tooth's root (s). Usually the abscess originates from a bacterial infection that has accumulated in the soft, often dead, pulp of the tooth. An abscess can be very painful or painless. The diagnosis of an abscess is done with clinical testing of the tooth along with necessary radiographs. Most abscesses that are left untreated will cause problems and pain. There were several reported cases of death due to a dental abscess. They should be taken seriously. ...Read more

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What type of dentist should you see for a tooth abscess?

One with a license: See your general dentist who usually provides care for you. If he or she feels you need to see a specialist, you can be referred to the appropriate specialist for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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My dentist couldn't do anything about my tooth abscess. What can I do?

See Endodontist: Please clarify what you mean. Did he examine you? Give you advice that did not resolve the problem? Treat you and not resolve the problem?
If you have doubts about your dentist, get a second opinion from an Endodontist! ...Read more

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Feels like I have a tooth abscess, is tomorrow soon enough to see the dentist?

See your dentist: Yes see your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime use a little salt and water to try and get the abscess to drain. Don't delay seeing the dentist as you don't want drainige thru your body of the infection and bacteria. ...Read more

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What should I do about my tooth abscess temporarily until I go to the dentist tomorrow?

What should I do about my tooth abscess temporarily until I go to the dentist tomorrow?

Saltwater rinse: Rinse with warm salt water as often as possible and take some antiinflamatory over the counter medication like advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone. This tissue then can fill w/ ...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