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Chronic Abscess Tooth
Ulcers from antibiotics? 28 years on clindamicin/amoxicillin chronic tooth abscesses. Permanently feel strong hunger/burning stomach all day everyday.
Insane: Antibiotics do NOT cure dental abscesses, as should be patently clear after 28 years. You need root canal treatment and/or extractions. If you have been seeing a Dentist, find a different one, NOW, one who will provide definitive Rx or refer you to appropriate specialists, including Gastroenterologist to evaluate you for serious stomach damage. Run, don't walk, find competent help. ...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
Infection: An abscessed tooth is a tooth that has an infection, must commonly from the nerve dying from decay (or trauma) and then the tissue inside the canals of the tooth work their way out to the tip of the root (s) and cause an acute infection in the bone. A tooth can also have an abscess from other causes such as periodontal disease or from a fractured or perforated root. ...Read more
Clinically - swellling or soreness around the tooth.
X-rays- a dark or radiolucent area indicating less density of bone found usually at the apex or end of the tooth root. It might also be along side a fracture line if the tooth is cracked. ...Read more
It can be...: I usually recommend antibiotics prior to extracting an abscessed tooth. I recommend this for several reasons. First, the antibiotic reduces the infection significantly. Second, with less infection, the tooth can be more adequately anesthetized which makes for a more comfortable extraction. Third, following the extraction the comfort level is enhanced with less infection present. ...Read more
Call Dentist: There is absolutely nothing you can do on your own to treat that problematic tooth. Call a dentist asap before the swelling and pain become intolerable. ...Read more
Yes: Go straight to a dentist or an oral surgeon and have the tooth treated or removed. Tooth infections can become life threatening rapidly. If you are unable to take off work today, have a doctor prescribe you antibiotics at least. Good luck. ...Read more
It will not: An abscess will continue if it is not treated. Some times it will spread into the tissue and that can be very dangerous to your health. Some time the abscess will bore a hole thru your gum and drain into the mouth and you will swallow it. This relieves the pressure and most of the pain but the tooth is still infected and will cause damage to the local tissue and bone. ...Read more
Dangerous, see a DDS: Infections don't resolve or go away on their own. The cause of the infection has to be determined and then it requires appropriate treatment. Not all teeth can be saved. The longer the infection remains, the more destruction to surrounding tissues, the greater the chance of spread and serious complications to other parts of your body and the harder it is to treat. See a dentist asap. ...Read more
I was prescribed hydroco 5-325 every 4 hrs as needed for an abscess tooth. I took one 2 hrs ago, and I'm still in agonizing pain. Can I take another?
Follow your Rx: It is important to follow your prescription as it was provided to you. If you feel like it is not adequate, I would contact your prescribing doctor. Although it is common to take 1-2 tablets of that dose every 4-6 hours, only your prescribing doctor, or someone that can act as one, should be providing you with advice to modify your prescription drugs. Consider a private consultation with MD. ...Read more
It's good but beware: The draining of a tooth abscess helps to reduce the infection. However, there is a chance that the infection can worsen following that. It truly is best to obtain professional care. A dentist can manage the infection and can help to treat the tooth to prevent re-infection. I realize many people are looking for home remedies. However, in this instance, an infection is best handled by a dentist. ...Read more
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
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 a dentist ASAP: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...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
Dentist: You need to see a dentist asap. An acute abscess is an aggressive infection that requires dental treatment. Antibiotics will help short-term, but without definitive treatment, the infection & pain will return. Ibuprofen & cold compresses may help with the pain, but the best thing you can do from home is to pick up the phone and call a dentist. ...Read more
Infections: Are best treated in a timely and appropriate fashion. See your dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more risk involved. As we don't know your medical history, can't clinically examine you, nor see x-rays of the area involved, we can't access the risk of postponing treatment. If I were the patient, I wouldn't wait! ...Read more