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Canine Tooth Abscess
Got a upper canine tooth abcess today which I will treat tomorrow. Nose started to be dry and itchy since 1week ago, can that be cuz of the tooth? Thanks
Possibly: An infection from your maxillary teeth draining into the bone or sinus could cause those symptoms. All the best... ...Read more
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
Dentist needed: A tooth abscess is an infection. Infections like this require an antibiotic. The antibiotic helps to control the infection but may not remove all the infection. Your dentist can best determine the exact cause of the infection so that it can be properly managed. An antibiotic alone may not cure the problem at all. ...Read more
See dental provider: A general dentist or pediatric dentist is where to go. Sadly most all abscesses in baby teeth mean extraction of the tooth. Please take your child in right away! Know too that children should be seen by age 1 for their first dental visit and check up to try to get them used to it and to catch things as early as possible. Avoid sweets between meals and no juice/milk to bed-it will destroy them. ...Read more
Infected tooth: 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 canal therapy. Take care.. ...Read more
Eliminate the source: A tooth abscess is likely due to the nerve in the tooth or the periodontium (gums & bone) around the tooth. Once you remove the source of infection & see what's left, you may be able to save more than you thought including the tooth. You need a professional exam plus a root canal, gum treatment (a cleaning or more), or possibly that extraction you're trying to avoid. The sooner, the better. ...Read more
Yes: It won't help with the abcess, though. ...Read more
Decay: A deciduous tooth, like a secondary or permanent tooth can have an abscess if bacteria get into the pulp tissue. Bacteria decay the tooth, and if untreated, it can abscess. A deciduous tooth can be saved by having a root canal treatment, if a second tooth is not coming. Ask your dentist for a referral to an endodontist if they don't do root canal treatment on a primary tooth. ...Read more
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
Antibiotics take tim: Antibiotics taken for an absccessed tooth take time to begin to have a positive effect. In some cases, the infection can be resistant. To answer your question, the throbbing is not likely caused by the clindamycin, but by the abscess. Additionally, the medicine will never solve your tooth problem, and even if it feels better it will return unless a root canal or extraction is completed. ...Read more
It varies: Unfortunately, there is no set answer on this. Everyone responds differently to the infection process. It is strongly advised to have this type of problem attended to as soon as you possibly can to prevent the infection from spreading and causing some serious illness. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity, wisdom teeth or advanced gum disease or tooth abscess. A tooth pain 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. You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment. ...Read more
See any dentist: To drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. The antibiotics (Penicillin is the most common) will give you only a temporary relief. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more
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
See a dentist: Or a dental surgeon. Like all abscesses, tooth abscesses are pockets of pus that require drainage. That means that the dentist will need to drill through the decayed enamel into the infected dentin and pulp of the teeth to release the infection. Doing this may save the tooth but will prevent a bone infection of the jaw or a bacterial blood infection. ...Read more
Yes: You are referring to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). It is an accepted combination antibiotic. It is not without risk, as it tends to lead to feminine yeast infections, or possibly GI disruptions as well. Your tooth abscess will not completely resolve without dental treatment of either root canal therapy or tooth extraction though. Plan on temporary relief if only antibiotics are used. ...Read more
Yes: A gum abscess, if left untreated, may destroy the supporting bone loss and eventually involved the bone around the apex, then the bacteria would have access to the nerve via the apex and cause tooth abscess (endodontal abscess). This is called perio-endo lesion. A tooth abscess, if left untreated, cause pulpal necrosis, cystic formation, drainage to the gum tissue causing gum abcess (endo-perio). ...Read more
Unlikely: I have seen a draining tract from a tooth abscess extending to the outside of the face on the cheek. However, as the tooth is extracted (too severe bone loss), the area heals well with minimal scarring. However, early treatment will be very beneficial and inexpensive than wait. ...Read more
See a dentist: You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms. Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. See a dentist for more information, recommendation and treatment. ...Read more
Use antibiotic and: Moist heat over the area involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No always: Can be subclinical.Get a more detailed answer ›
Infection: If it is infected it is abscessed as the words are synonymous. Please see your dentist and have the tooth treated as infections are not to be left untreated. ...Read more
Xray: Both of these conditions can be perceived to feel similar. An abscessed tooth is usually caused by a very large cavity that extends into the pulp of the tooth causing infection of the pulp and the infection spreads to the bond surrounding the tooth. An impacted tooth is more often symptom free, unless the gums directly around it become infected. Either condition should be checked by a dentist. ...Read more
I have a painful tooth abscess, I have some flucloxacillin in the medical cabinet, will they work?
Respectfully,: You're asking the wrong question. If you have an abscess, it requires surgical drainage. Generally, antibiotics are unsuccessful simply because they can't access the whole abscess due to puss & poor circulation of blood. Please, please try to get to a dentist for appropriate care. ...Read more
Tooth abscess since monday or tuesday starting clindamycin in the morning which is saturday I should be ok right?
Does bone ever grow completely back after a tooth abscess? I had a severe tooth abscess that put a huge hole in the bone above my tooth.
No: Once a tooth is removed the supporting bone, no longer having a function, dissolves away. Bone can be surgically replaced. See your Dentist about techniques to replace the extracted tooth. Referral to Prosthodontist, Periodontist, or Oral Surgeon may be in order. ...Read more