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I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

Abscess urgency: An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated. I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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How long can a tooth abscess go without treatment?

Varies: The only thing that is certain is that it will continue to get worse without treatment. Remember that this is an infection that is in your mouth , but can affect all different parts of your body. Once the infection gets in the blood stream, it can go many places. Best not to take a chance by waiting. Also, the longer you wait the harder it is to treat the infection and generally it is more painful. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: A tooth abcess can become a severe problem if left untreated. You may need root canal treatment or extraction. See a dentist. ...Read more

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What is the temporary treatment for a tooth abscess until I go to the dentist?

What is the temporary treatment for a tooth abscess until I go to the dentist?

Antibiotics: The antibiotic may calm down the abscess for a short time, but it takes 48 hours for antibiotics to work. Depending upon the size of the access, antibiotics may not be effective until after the access is drained, tooth removed, or pulp tissue removed. Don't rely on antibiotics to "buy you time" a tooth abscess is serious. Missing a day of work now, may keep you from missing a week or two later. ...Read more

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Please tell me home remedies for a tooth abscess?

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

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How can a tooth abscess be cured with home remedies?

No : Unfortunately the abcess formation usually results from an infected nerve in a tooth. Either the nerve (root canal) or extraction will be required. ...Read more

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Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little redness. Have no pain.

Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little  redness.
Have no pain.

Home remedies?: There are no home remedies for dental treatment. You can go now, when your pain is not excruciating, or you can go when you're swollen and the pain is unbearable. Either way you will have to go.. it just depends on how much you want to suffer. ...Read more

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Tooth ache in one of my top back left teeth, think it could be a tooth abscess, what are some quick pain relief remedies?

Tooth ache in one of my top back left teeth, think it could be a tooth abscess, what are some quick pain relief remedies?

OTC and DDS!: All the otc pain medications that you can take on your own have about equal onset of relief. Take what works best for you- advil, motrin, aleve or what you would normally take for a headache. However, the best and quickest relief will be obtained by seeing a dentist to determine the cause of the pain and start treatment. Thing can go downhill quickly, so don't delay! ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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