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How Can I Get Rid Of A Dental Abscess On My Own No Insurance Now
You can't...: Get rid of dental abscess on your own. You can only treat symptoms with antibiotics and pain medications. Until the source of the abscess is gone, you will have ongoing infections. Ab will only contain the symptoms in check for little while. This can be taken care of in two ways...One is an extraction of a tooth and the other option is to have a root canal treatment. ...Read more
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
Not likely: While dental abcesses can drain and be non painful, they will not go away from treatment other than removing the offensive tooth or causative agent. If the nerve of a tooth is infected, performing a root canal to remove it usually helps heal an abcess. If a tooth is infected (abcessed) and nonrestorable, then removal will help heal the area. Self cures for dental abcesses are not recommended, imo. ...Read more
A dental abscess on my gum in the far back. Its hard to swallow and chew. How can I pop and get rid of it? Until I get to my dentist appointme
Call your dentist: Try to have your appointment moved up or at least be put on antibiotics to help control the infection. ...Read more
How do I get rid of a swollen lip caused by a dental abscess? I have been taking antibiotics for 3 days now but it does not seem to be helping?
Fix tooth: Antibiotics alone will not solve your problem. If you indeed have a dental abscess that is large enough to cause a swollen lip you may need to have it drained in addition to antibiotics. Then you must fix or extract the tooth causing the problem because if you don't it will return and antibiotics will be less effective the second time around. Next, focus on prevention to maintain oral health. ...Read more
Hi I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess and am now having troubles with dihareeh is this normal and can I prevent it?
I have a severe swollen upper lip due to an dental abscess. What is the best remedy to get rid of it? I am taking antibiotics prescribed by my dentist-this is my 3rd day on them
Options: Antibiotics help but getting the problem solved is the best way to get more rapid relief. You should by now start to notice the antibiotic working. If there is a large firm mass draining it will give by far the most relief, but sometimes the infection is spread through tissues and does not drain when incised. Your dentist should be able to determine this for you. Next option is to start root canal. ...Read more
Just like any visit: If you mean that you are having root canal therapy there is little to do. If you are having pain you should be taking pain relieving medication and possibly antibiotics if you have an infection. It's not necessary to take antibiotics before your treatment. After the visit the dentist will suggest medications and provide you with instructions. Usually there are no restrictions after care. ...Read more
Yes you do!: You need to discover why you had an abscess. Was it a periodontal and/or endodontal abscess and what was the cause? While it has "ruptured" and presumably drained, you still have an infection that caused its appearance, and this must be treated. Treatments include antibiotic therapy, a root canal treatment, a thorough cleaning (scaling and curettage) or even tooth removal. Contact your dds asap. ...Read more
Why is the dental abscess getting worse during treatment? I have a tooth with a large cavity. It had a filling in it, but the filling got loose and before I had a chance to have it fixed I got a dental abscess. The filling was removed so the tooth could dr
Dr zweig gave you some good advice. Was the root canal started? You did not clarify in your post. The dead nerve tissue needs to be removed to help the antibiotics work.
It may be necessary to use a different antibiotic if you are not getting better. Call your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more
None get rid of: Not sure what an online antibiotic is. No antibiotics will get rid of a tooth abscess but will slow its progression and decrease the inflammation until you can get definitive treatment of extraction or a root canal. Common dental antibiotics are penicillin, amoxicillin, and clindamycin. ...Read more
What type of antibiotic is needed for a dental abscess? I don't have insurance. Which one is the cheapest that would work?
Depends: Assuming that you are not allergic to the penicillin family, Amoxicillin or penicillin are appropriate. Depending on where you live, if those are prescribed to you, some grocery stores offer them for free (like giant). The next antibiotic on the list is clindamycin, which should be relatively inexpensive. Your dentist has to determine the need for antibiotic, therefore you should see one. ...Read more
Urgent! I have what I assume to be a "dental abscess". What can happen if I don't get it treated right away?
It can spread...: You can become swollen, you can be in a lot of pain, you can loose the tooth, and if the infection spreads you may need to be hospitalized. Why put yourself through all of that? Have it treated now and take all those other problems out of the equation. In the end, you will still need to see a dentist. Make the call... ...Read more
Yes: If the dental abscess is draining into your mouth, such as would occur if there were a fistula, it is very possible that the chronic pus draining down your throat could give you quite a sore throat. Since the pus eminating from the abscess via the fistulous tract can carry a lot of bacteria with it, your throat could actually become infected beyond just becoming sore. Have the abcess treated... ...Read more
Dental abscess and eating, please answer quickly? I have a dental abscess that's currently draining on it's own. I know I need to go to the dentist, but can I eat like this? I don't want to get a worse infection, but my teeth don't hurt, the gum is just s
You can eat: However, if left untreated, it can put you at greater risk of systemic problems such as blood infection, breathing problems and heart disease. See a dentist for definitive treatment. ...Read more
I've had fever blisters in the past. Had a root canal a week and a half ago for dental abscess. Now I woke up with fever blister. Is this common?
Depends: Have you had treatment by a dentist, or did you take some antibiotics that you had in your house? You need to see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment of your problem. If you have already seen a dentist and your problem is persisting, return to the dentist. You may need further treatment. ...Read more
Infection: An abscess is an infection of both the hard and soft tissues that make up the anatomy of a tooth. Bacteria pour into the tooth through a cavity, a hole in the hard tissues, and destroy the inner structures of the tooth. Antibiotics are used to keep infection from spreading, but can't removed the infected tooth material. That requires root canal treatment or extraction. ...Read more
Will relieve pain: In the short term it will help with the pain. If you "pop" the abscess with something sterile it will relieve the pressure and a lot of the pain. Sometimes there is so much pressure that it will "pop" itself. You will have to see your dentist asap to fix the problem. I would not recommend doing this unless there is no available dentist. ...Read more
Scalpel by denitsr: The method of draining an abscess depends greatly on the location of the abscess. Some can not be reached to drain. Typically, an oral surgeon or a general dentist can drain near surface abscess with a scalpel and place a drain to ensure it drains completely. I would not attempt to do it yourself since there are anatomical considerations that make may make that dangerous. ...Read more
Face swelling: This requires an immediate evaluation by a dentist to treat the cause and place you on an appropriate antibiotic. Left untreated these situations can go downhill very quickly, spread and cause other serious complications. See a dentist right away and if one is unavailable see your physician, 24/7 emergency medical facility or er of hospital. Do all that you can to see a dentist right away! ...Read more
Not uncommon: Postoperative infection complication after tooth extraction is not uncommon. To avoid complications, the patient has to maintain good oral hygiene and should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. To treat infections, antibiotics are given by the dentist and tissue curettage is possible. ...Read more