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How can I get rid of a dental abscess on my own? No insurance now.

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

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 to get rid of a dental abscess on my own?

How to get rid of a dental abscess on my own?

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

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I've had a dental/tooth abscess for 6 years. How do I get rid of this once and for all?

I've had a dental/tooth abscess for 6 years. How do I get rid of this once and for all?

See a dentist: Have the tooth treated. You probably have 2 options: removal of the tooth or a root canal. Consult your dentist and be committed to the treatment that is recommended. Remember, having a chronic infection in your body is not healthy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hi I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess and am now having troubles with dihareeh is this normal and can I prevent it?

Hi I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess and am now having troubles with dihareeh is this normal and can I prevent it?

Amoxicillin: This is the common complications of amoxicillin if it persists I would suggest you speak to the dentist and get a different antibiotic ...Read more

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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

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

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What should I expect before and after dental abscess treatment?

What should I expect before and after dental abscess treatment?

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

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I have ruptured dental abscess, do I need further treatment?

I have ruptured dental abscess, do I need further treatment?

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

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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

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: 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

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Which online antibiotics get rid of my tooth abscess?

Which online antibiotics get rid of my tooth abscess?

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

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Hi docs, would amoxicillin get rid of tooth abscess?

Hi docs, would amoxicillin get rid of tooth abscess?

NO: You must treat the source of the infection.
The antibiotics will only be a temporary solution.
A tooth abscess is normally treated with a root canal or extraction and possibly in conjunction with
antibiotics. ...Read more

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What type of antibiotic is needed for a dental abscess? I don't have insurance. Which one is the cheapest that would work?

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

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How much would it cost to drain a dental abscess without insurance?

How much would it cost to drain a dental abscess without insurance?

Hard to tell: It's impossible to give you a precise quote, but should involve a charge for a consultation, probably an x-ray, and then the charge for an incision and drainage, possibly even under I.V. Sedation. The charge could range from $150-$300 or more. ...Read more

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Are dental abscess treatments painful to get?

Not usually: Usually once the shots have numbed the entire area of concern, patients do not feel any pain. Some dentist may offer IV sedation for your comfort. ...Read more

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Urgent! I have what I assume to be a "dental abscess". What can happen if I don't get it treated right away?

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

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Could it be possible to get sepsis from a dental abscess?

Could it be possible to get sepsis from a dental abscess?

Yes: The infection in the tooth can get into the blood stream and cause sepsis. It is important to have prompt treatment of the abscess by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Could I get a terrible sore throat and hoarse voice from a dental abscess?

Could I get a terrible sore throat and hoarse voice from a dental abscess?

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

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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

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

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Can I just pop a dental abscess on my own?

Can I just pop a dental abscess on my own?

No: There are many causes of bad breath. A cavity can be one of those many reasons. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Still sick from an dental abscess. What do you suggest?

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

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Can you tell me about why dental abscess not going away?

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

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What advice can you give me for a possible dental abscess?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist for your abcess. This is an infection and needs to be treated as soon as possible.
Your treatment will depend on where the infection is located. You may need an antibiotic.
Don't wait. ...Read more

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Is it safe to pop a dental abscess by myself?

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

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What is the best method to drain a dental abscess?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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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

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Can you tell me docs, is it bad to have a dental abscess on and off for 4 months?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can you tell me docs, is it bad to have a dental abscess on and off for 4 months?

Parulis fistula: Is a sign that there is chronic infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a dental abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have face swelling from dental abscess?

I have face swelling from dental abscess?

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

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Dental abscess after root canal, what to do?

Dental abscess after root canal, what to do?

Call dentist: I would call the dentist who treated the root canal, tell him you have pain and swelling? And he will probably prescribe an antibiotic for you. He may also have you return to the office for an evaluation to determine if you need any medications. But call the doctor first. ...Read more

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How to deal with a dental abscess after tooth pulled?

How to deal with a dental abscess after tooth pulled?

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

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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
506 Doctors shared insights

Dental Abscess (Definition)

Occurs due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease (hardest to treat). When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more