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Doctor insights on: Can A Tooth Be Pulled While Infected

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Can a baby tooth be pulled early if it is looking infected?

Can a baby tooth be pulled early if it is looking infected?

Yes, but: The ability to anesthetize ("numb") the tooth may be reduced as often the infection will interfere with the effectiveness of the anesthetic agent.

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Can a dentist pull a tooth if it's infected?

Can a dentist pull a tooth if it's infected?

Unlikely: Pulling teeth in the presence of a gum infection isn't recommended, and pre-treatment of the infection before tooth extraction is required. This is because removing the tooth when the gum is infected can make the infection spread.

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Infected tooth pull it or root canal, what to do?

Infected tooth pull it or root canal, what to do?

Root canal: If your dentist thinks it can be saved and restored with a root canal then that is the best option in my opinion. I always recommend using your own natural tooth as the best restorative option.

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I have a tooth that's infected and needs to be pulled but due to no insurance, nobody will do it. They just threw me on penicillin and pain meds. Any suggestions?

I have a tooth that's infected and needs to be pulled but due to no insurance, nobody will do it. They just threw me on penicillin and pain meds. Any suggestions?

Find a way: Please find a way to get that tooth out before you have even bigger problems. You will have to pay out of pocket. Call a local dental school, hospital based dental clinic, your local and state dental societies and this website for reduced fee dental care: http://www. Freedentalcare. Us/.

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When you pull out an infected tooth is it still going to be sore?

When you pull out an infected tooth is it still going to be sore?

Yes: Just like removing an infected splinter would continue to be sore for a while as it heals an extraction site of a tooth will be sore. Many times it will be a great relief from acute pain as the source of the infection has been removed and pressure from the abscess gone. It still takes time for the tissues injured by infection and trauma of extraction to mend. Soreness is expected.

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If there is drainage from my tooth being infected does that mean the amoxicillion is working? And does it hurt to have a tooth pulled? I'm scared.

If there is drainage from my tooth being infected does that mean the amoxicillion is working? And does it hurt to have a tooth pulled? I'm scared.

Infection: Drainage could happen with or without the antibiotic. Draining is a good thing when on the antibiotic and hopefully means your infection is being treated with the amoxicillin. Usually you'll know is 1-2 days if the antibiotic is working properly as your discomfort and swelling will go down. If you have questions you should go to your dentist.

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My son had an infected tooth dentist pulled the tooth out but my sons face keeps swelling?

My son had an infected tooth dentist pulled the tooth out but my sons face keeps swelling?

Some: Some swelling is sometimes noted after the extraction of an infected tooth. If the swelling is getting worse or appears to be expanding to the eye or under the jaw see the dentist asap or have your child seen in an er.

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I got my infected tooth pulled but the swelling in my cheek is still not going away. What's wrong?

Infection.: There could be an infection remaining. One type, cellulitis, can be serious. I would highly recommend an evaluation by the surgeon/dentist and most likely antibiotic therapy. Other causes are inflammation from the procedure or injection, a hematoma from the injection or bleeding, etc. The best thing to do is get back in to be seen, asap.

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Mean I get my wisdom tooth pulled out while it is infected I'm in a lot of pain and how will it feel after wouldst?

Mean I get my wisdom tooth pulled out while it is infected I'm in a lot of pain and how will it feel after wouldst?

Yes: Yes. Depending on circumstances, often removed with infection. You would feel better soon afterwards. See the wisdom tooth expert. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

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I had an infected tooth pulled on 2/16/14. Was given amoxicillin. Last night 2/21/14 my upper tooth same side started to hurt. Is the amox not working? R can it still be kicking out the infection? Thnks

I had an infected tooth pulled on 2/16/14. Was given amoxicillin. Last night 2/21/14 my upper tooth same side started to hurt. Is the amox not working? R can it still be kicking out the infection? Thnks

Call your dentist: Since this is a different tooth than the one which was pulled, please call your dentist and ask for specific advice. You may have a resistant infection, or the location could have been incorrect to begin with. Dentists have emergency call systems -- someone should be covering and be able to respond to you.

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Is there a way I can I reverse a cavity other than a filling or having the cavity infected tooth pulled? I have no dental insurance.

Is there a way I can I reverse a cavity other than a filling or having the cavity infected tooth pulled? I have no dental insurance.

Seek treatment soon: I would suggest seeing if you have any dental coverage through Obamacare. Otherwise, I would seek treatment at a dental school or hospital residency program, which are always looking for patients. Try to see a dentist soon before the infection gets worse.

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I'm 29 weeks preg. My wisdom tooth is coming in and sore. I can't get in to get it pulled for a month. How likely is the wisdom tooth to get infected?

I'm 29 weeks preg. My wisdom tooth is coming in and sore. I can't get in to get it pulled for a month. How likely is the wisdom tooth to get infected?

Wisdom tooth: When your pregnant you get bleeding gums and issues w teeth more quickly. Keep your teeth very clean, especially the wisdom area. Use warm salt water rinse for 1 min several times a day. Hopefully it won't get infected by cleaning it well. The gums get inf. Not the tooth usually.

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Getting my wisdom tooth pulled. How do I prevent the wound from getting infected? I don't want it to spread to brain or a vital organ? How to prevent?

Getting my wisdom tooth pulled. How do I prevent the wound from getting infected? I don't want it to spread to brain or a vital organ? How to prevent?

Prevention: Make sure mouth is scrupulously healthy. Brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock. FLOSS DAILY. After surgery follow the Oral Surgeon's written instructions to the letter. Do not smoke, berore or after surgery. Do not consume alcohol. Be prudent.

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Teeth #14, 1. Crowned, 2. Infected, 3. Root canalled. Still sore outer side of tooth. Before having to pull will I have pain, infections, symptom etc?

Teeth #14, 1. Crowned, 2. Infected, 3. Root canalled. Still sore outer side of tooth. Before having to pull will I have pain, infections, symptom etc?

Depends: It depends on when the root canal was done. If recent it may just need time to heal or it may need a bite adjustment. If it was done a while ago it may need retreatment and I would recommend an endodontist. See your dentist for options.

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Badly infected tooth had failed root canal & apicoectomy had it pulled tues novacaine, on doxy since sat, feeling nauseous and dizzy since last night?

Badly infected tooth had failed root canal & apicoectomy had it pulled tues novacaine, on doxy since sat, feeling nauseous and dizzy since last night?

Current GI symptoms: Are very likely related to the Doxycycline medication and /or prescription pain medication. Check with the doctor about substitute meds or discontinuing meds.

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I got a tooth pulled on the 26.6 turned into a very infected dry socket it felt like it got better, now my gums are very sore is there an infection

I got a tooth pulled on the 26.6 turned into a very infected dry socket it felt like it got better, now my gums are very sore is there an infection

Evaluation: Please have the dentist who extracted the tooth evaluate the healing. Can't possibly tell, sight unseen, over the internet, if you have an infection.

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Can a wisdom tooth extraction site get infected 3 weeks after removal? I'm having some mouth pains around where they were pulled and some in my neck.

Can a wisdom tooth extraction site get infected 3 weeks after removal? I'm having some mouth pains around where they were pulled and some in my neck.

Yes: It is possible that you may have lodged some food debris in the healing extraction socket or that there are some spicules of bone or tooth debris that is still in the socket and is exfoliating. Swelling and bleeding would be indications of infection. It's unlikely a dry socket. Neck pain can possibly be muscle strain or TMJ from procedure. Contact the oral surgeon for an evaluation.

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I had my wisdom tooth pulled on my left bottom wed may 3 and I am still in pain. I went to the dent today and he said no infect or dry socket.

I had my wisdom tooth pulled on my left bottom wed may 3 and I am still in pain. I went to the dent today and he said no infect or dry socket.

Normal post op: Your pain is fairly typical post surgery. The problem is that nowadays with the hysteria over opiate narcotics, and fear of addiction, surgeons, dentists and others, refrain from giving pain meds post procedures. You're a victim of that. Use ibuprofen at high doses 800mg every 4-6 hours for pain unless you start having bleeding in which case, return to your dentist.