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Emergency Abscess Tooth Remedies
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No always: Can be subclinical.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 (naproxen) 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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