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Doctor insights on: Chronic Periapical Abscess

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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


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Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? look similar on xray?also told vital tooth,coldtest=no infection?

Can inflamed periodontal ligament be confused w infection and/or periapical absess? look similar on xray?also told vital tooth,coldtest=no infection?

See your dentist: The differential diagnosis of endodontic and periodontal diseases can sometimes be difficult. However, the dentists are well trained for proper differential diagnosis and selection of treatment. ...Read more

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How is the prognosis of central incisor with a preapical abcess , that ch passes beyound its apex?Will the ch be absorbed?Will the abcess heal?

How is the prognosis of central incisor with a preapical abcess , that ch  passes beyound its apex?Will the ch be absorbed?Will the abcess heal?

Varies: Unfortunately, we can't give you a definitive answer or a specific number on the prognosis of your issue. There are too many variables and no one can accurately determine what will happen in your specific circumstances. Abscesses do heal, and the ch can resorb, although that is not necessary for success. Make sure you are in the hands of a competent endodontist and have him\her monitor it. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! what to do?

I'm suffering from chronic abscess and/or staph infection! what to do?

MD today: IF you have an abscess that will not go away or get better it needs to be drained. See either your doctor ER or local surgeon. Likely you will need drainage and possibly antibiotics ...Read more

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Good evening. I've had a chronic head/neck skin infection since 6/2013, with painful swelling, abscess w/odd smelling fluid, tiny hard yellow grain?

Good evening. I've had a chronic head/neck skin infection since 6/2013, with painful swelling, abscess w/odd smelling fluid, tiny hard yellow grain?

Sebaceous cyst: probably infected and you have gone too long without having it evaluated and treated. You may need a surgical excisional or drainage. Call for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Ulcers from antibiotics? 28 years on clindamicin/amoxicillin chronic tooth abscesses. Permanently feel strong hunger/burning stomach all day everyday.

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

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If you have a lymph node w/ a central hila but hypervascular can that be hypervascular due to a chronic two tooth abcess?

If you have a lymph node w/ a central hila but hypervascular can that be hypervascular due to a chronic two tooth abcess?

Lymph node: Lymph node involvement may be caused by infection anywhere in the body. The closer the proximity to the cause of infection, the higher the incidence of involvement. There may also be other causes. See your Dentist to have infection treated ASAP. ...Read more

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Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess.In chronic pain plz?

Swelling on my lower back its bigger then a softball seen 4 doctors and they have done xrays and checked for limpoma and a abcess.In chronic pain plz?

This is abnormal: So you need to see a surgeon for his opinion. He might want to do further imaging or immediate surgery, depending on his physical exam findings. ...Read more

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Pain upper back w/deep breath.I do have chronic back pain, and im getting over a cold.Im on penicillin now, for a abcess.Can these cause upper back pain?

Pain upper back w/deep breath.I do have chronic back pain, and im getting over a cold.Im on penicillin now, for a abcess.Can these cause upper back pain?

Pleurisy (Pleuritis): You are likely having pleurisy (pleuritis). Go see your doctor. Typical if this is all that it is, a prescription of nsaids like Ibuprofen will help take care of it. But you have to go and ensure there is nothing else that could be irritating the lining of your lungs like a collection, etc. This is likely unrelated to your chronic back pain. ...Read more

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Chronic pilonidal cyst/Abcess, fills and drains constantly. Could this cause a persistant swollen lymph node in groin on one side?

Chronic pilonidal cyst/Abcess, fills and drains constantly. Could this cause a persistant swollen lymph node in groin on one side?

Terminology: If it is in the groin, it is not pilonidal cyst. Pilonidal cyst occurs in the butt crack. If there is a chronically draining lesion in the groin it could be from a lymphnode. In any case you need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more