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I'm getting abscess gum treatment but super afraid of the dentist, please help me?

I'm getting abscess gum treatment but super afraid of the dentist, please help me?

Sedation: Please get sedation. You will need to be healthy and get clearance from your medical doctor. If there are any medical concerns this needs to be discussed. If you are healthy, sedation will be great for you. The types are oral or IV sedation. Depending on your situation both options can be discussed. Ask your dentist about this. ...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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Can you please suggest treatment for gum abscess on 7 year old, immobile front tooth?

Can you please suggest treatment for gum abscess on 7 year old, immobile front tooth?

It depends: At this age the child can have either permanent or baby front teeth , if it is a baby tooth it could be on it's way out and in this case nature will take it course and the tooth will fall out, if it is a permanent tooth you need to treat it ; keep it. Make sure you take the child to a pediatric dentist who can give you the proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck, dr mokbel, scdentalimplants.Com. ...Read more

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I think i might have gum abscess, how to know?

See a dentist: A local dentist can examine the problem and provide the necessary treatment. Since you cannot treat this personally, you need to make the call... The sooner the better. ...Read more

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Does flu cause a gum abscess?

Does flu cause a gum abscess?

Probably not: It is most likely a coincidence. Most gum abscess are coming from a bad tooth. Please see your dentist before you lose a tooth. ...Read more

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How can I take care of tooth/gum abscess?

How can I take care of tooth/gum abscess?

Visit the dentist: Tooth/gum infection can further spread to other parts of the body like jaw bones and heart. It also can result in systemic infection. Therefore, dental treatment is a must. Keep a good oral hygiene and call for appointment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could see my gp for a possible gum abscess?

Call a dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed. ...Read more

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Don't know if i can go to the dentist or not, if it is a gum abscess. How long can I leave it?

As soon as you can: Many times gum abscess does not hurt. However, it causes continuous progression of bone loss and thus should be treated as soon as you can. Most often it is simple to diagnose as to identify the cause of abscess. ...Read more

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Had gum abscess. Caused swelling in cheek. Abscess is gone, cheek still a little puffy. What is the weird sensation I still feel in cheek?

Had gum abscess. Caused swelling in cheek. Abscess is gone, cheek still a little puffy. What is the weird sensation I still feel in cheek?

Be patient: The swelling and a "weird sensation" can take some time to resolve, even up to a 2-3 weeks. Follow up with your dentist or an oral surgeon as advised. ...Read more

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