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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Abscessed Tooth

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How much danger is associated with an abscessed tooth?

How much danger is associated with an abscessed tooth?

Pain, toothloss.: Abscess will cause pain, localized bone loss, and then ultimately tooth loss. Life threatening situation is possible but rarely occur. It is easily treatable, so why wait? If financial is a problem, take the nerve out, establish drainage, then save for the rest. Worst case, take the tooth out. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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

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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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Does having an abscessed tooth affect vision?

Does having an abscessed tooth affect vision?

Not normally: Perhaps if the swelling was so bad that the eye became shut or if pain caused excessive tearing, it might affect vision. It is normally not related. ...Read more

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How much time can I leave an abscessed tooth?

Treat it now: Whether a small non-painful abscess the sooner antibiotics are started and treatment to resolve the cause the higher the success ...Read more

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Are there any remedies for an abscessed tooth?

I wouldn't recommend: Approaching a dental abscess with home remedies. This can be a serious problem that requires prompt dental intervention. ...Read more

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Anyone know any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

Anyone know any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

None: An abscessed tooth (or any infection) is a serious situation which if left untreated can cause serious complications and can even be life threatening. There are no home remedies to cure the problem. Otc pain medication and salt water rinses are only temporary measures until you see your dentist. You need to see a dentist immediately for antibiotic coverage and definitive treatment. Period! ...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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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

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What are recommended medications for an abscessed tooth?

What are recommended medications for an abscessed tooth?

See your dentist: Abcesses are infections and must be treated with antibiotics and agressive dental care. Don;t delay even if pain medications make you feel better. ...Read more

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Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please no....: Truly, there are no home remedies. None will provide for long-term health. Please seek the care of a dentist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

Periapical abscess: 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/ puss forming an abscess. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is an abscess or abscessed tooth?

How do I know exactly what is an abscess or abscessed tooth?

Your worst nightmare: Pus enclosed in the tissues of the jaw bone at the apex of an infected tooth's root. When decay damages the tooth into the nerve, it creates a restriction of oxygenated blood into the pulp tissue. This in turn creates a pressure build up in the area outside the tip of the root where the nerve exits. Like a garden hose with a kink, this knot will create an immense pressure build up and pain! ...Read more

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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