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What can you do to tell if you have an abscessed tooth?

What can you do to tell if you have an abscessed tooth?

Symptoms or X-ray: Tooth pain can be from the live nerve inside a tooth or an abscess outside the tooth.

Nerve pain is usually sharp and triggered by cold, hot, sweet or a crack. It is usually difficult to feel which tooth is the cause and can even refer to the other jaw.

An abscess hurts when you bite, or push on the gum near tip of the root. It is usually easy to locate. Sometimes no pain if it self drained. ...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


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Isn't it unusual to to get very swollen when you have an abscessed tooth?

Isn't it unusual to to get very swollen when you have an abscessed tooth?

Quite common: The tooth may be the source of the infection, and that pus is just trying to leave your body. So inflammation sets in and it sometimes swells up just like a pimple. Please see your dentist, you don't want to mess around with this. ...Read more

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Is it common to be swollen and have a temperature when you have an abscessed tooth?

Is it common to be swollen and have a temperature when you have an abscessed tooth?

Possibly: About half af all tooth abscesses are asymptomatic. Eventually they become painful and this is called an acute abscess.
The lesion fills w/ fluid, possibly pus. When this occurs, infection has taken over. If left untreated, swelling will result as the infection spreads. It is at this stage that a patient may have a fever! ...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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I have an abscessed tooth! What should I do?

I have an abscessed tooth! What should I do?

See your dentist: Oral pain can be caused by many things. Identifying the origin of the pain will assist the doctor in making the appropriate diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is made a treatment plan will guide you to relief. Call your dentist today to get some help. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth but I do not have symptoms?

I have an abscessed tooth but I do not have symptoms?

Disaster in waiting: You may be waiting for a disaster to happen. You may wake up with a swollen jaw or may have trouble breathing and need to go to the emergency room for them to save your life. And with murphy's law it will happen when you can least afford for it to happen. See a dentist to have the tooth or teeth treated. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth, but it doesn't hurt. Is that normal or as serious as one that does hurt?

Very serious: An abscess is an abscess, it is an infection inside your jaw, with pain or no pain it is causing damage not only to the tooth but to the bone, the gums and the surrounding teeth, it will not go away by itself and it may flare up any time. Ignore your teeth and they will ignore you. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

Tooth Abscess: If one has a tooth abscess, they should see their dentist immediately for treatment. An abscess can cause bacteria to get into your blood stream which can have many disastrous effects including heart problems or the abscess can lead to a serious neck infection. Antibiotics are needed to calm down the infection which can then be followed by a root canal or removal of the tooth. ...Read more

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Would an abscessed tooth make your entire gum hurt? I have an abscessed tooth and have an appointment for it next week, but today my entire lower gum, where the tooth is hurts. Could this be caused by the one tooth, or is something else happening? .

Would an abscessed tooth make your entire gum hurt? I have an abscessed tooth and have an appointment for it next week, but today my entire lower gum, where the tooth is hurts. Could this be caused by the one tooth, or is something else happening? .

Sure it can: An abscessed tooth is really an infection deep inside the bone, external to the tooth. Often times these are also draining under the gums and can cause swellings and significant pain in a wider area than just the tooth that is involved. As a general rule, don't assume it is only one problem. Get seen for it as soon as you can and have all the adjacent areas checked, too. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth. What should I do to help swelling and pain until I can get to the er?

Don't Go To ER: The er is a very expensive place to go for this simple problem. Your family doctor and/or your dentist are a much better choice for treating this simple problem. Why would you spend thousands of dollars on a hospital visit instead of going to the medical or dental professionals trained to manage this for you? ...Read more

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I believe I have an abscessed tooth. Pain level hovers around 7. Do I dare wait until monday or should I seek emergency care immediately? Thanks!

I believe I have an abscessed tooth. Pain level hovers around 7. Do I dare wait until monday or should I seek emergency care immediately? Thanks!

Abscessed tooth: Call your dentist. Dentists do have emergency coverage for things like this so this is your first option. Most hospitals do not have dentists in the ER so this is not the best thing to do. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth and my face is swollen. Will applying warm or cold compress to it help?

I have an abscessed tooth and my face is swollen. Will applying warm or cold compress to it help?

Do neither!: Heat may help spread the infection and cold will limit your body's own healing mechanism from coping with infection. Therefore do neither! Instead get to a dentist asap for proper antibiotic coverage and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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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I may have an abscessed tooth. Can that make u off balance or lightheaded? I have a low fever, but I feel off balanced, almost drunk feeling.

I may have an abscessed tooth. Can that make u off balance or lightheaded? I have a low fever, but I feel off balanced, almost drunk feeling.

Of course: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. 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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I have an abscessed tooth, I have azithromycin 250 mg that was given to me for something else. Will it help my abcess?

I have an abscessed tooth, I have azithromycin 250 mg that was given to me for something else. Will it help my abcess?

Never: Never take a medication unless specifically provided. You would need at least 5 full days worth. Know that antibiotics will only control spread of infection for as long as you take them. Once you stop, infection comes roaring back. To cure an infection you must see a Dentist who can provide the appropriate treatment. ...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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Can an abscessed tooth cause your entire mouth to hurt? I have an abscessed tooth that I think is causing my whole mouth to hurt. It seems like the pain has spread to some other teeth and my gums. Is this possible, or am I imagining things? I have an appo

Signal: Pain is your bodies way of telling you that there is something wrong. An abscessed tooth is an infected tooth. As the infection spreads, so does the pain. The fact that you describe the pain as spreading is very worrisome. Please have the infection tended before it becomes a life-threatening issue. ...Read more

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I do believe I have an abscessed tooth-hurts to chew, close my jaw, lower jaw swollen & red, want to throw up, anxious, jaw is throbbing, dizzy, help

I do believe I have an abscessed tooth-hurts to chew, close my jaw, lower jaw swollen & red, want to throw up, anxious, jaw is throbbing, dizzy, help

Toothache: See your dentist immediately....dental infections if left untreated can be not only painful but fatal. Your dentist can evaluate you and get you feeling better overnight ...Read more

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How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

DIY Dentistry: Teeth are not easily "loosened". In many instances a dentist needs to section the tooth and remove it in pieces. Don't try to be your own dentist... Give a local dentist a call and be properly taken care of. ...Read more

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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and don't wait. ...Read more

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What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

Abscess: It is very important you go see your dentist. You may need a root canal or even an extraction. You need to see your dentist as soon as possible an untreated infection can cause serious health issues including death. ...Read more

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What is done to fix an abscessed tooth?

Find the cause: An abscessed tooth could be caused by different reasons. Go to see a dentist to find out what the problem is and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

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Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

NO: Abscess tooth can stop the pain on its own with establishing drainage through a fistula tract on the gum near the abscess tooth, or drain through the gum crevice around the affected tooth. However, continuous draining will cause bone loss either at the apex or at the side of tooth bony wall. It may develop a cyst slowly. It is rather a slow process (a year easily) so you can plan for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I help treat an abscessed tooth?

Get Seen Immediately: A tooth abcess can have severe consequences. Whatever the cost you should get evaluation so that you can continue to live a normal life. They may need to give you antibiotics or pull your tooth. Good luck! ...Read more

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Would I know if I had an abscessed tooth?

Would I know if I had an abscessed tooth?

Not always: Often chronic infections fester until all of a sudden they flare up with pain and swelling. I have seen chronic infections, unknown to patients for years until they become acute or are discovered on x-rays. That it why it is so important to get routine dental exams and x-rays. ...Read more

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