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How Long Does A Tooth Abscess Last
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
Soon: If you take antibiotics as directed (don't stop until all the pills are taken), you should see partial to complete resolution of the swelling within 2-3 days. Know however that if the tooth is truly abscessed (nerve of the tooth infected) it will require root canal treatment or extraction or the pain/swelling will return after course of antibiotic therapy completed. See your dentist for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
abcess: If it is a periodontal abcess....You should have gone to the periodontist yesterday.....Any abcess in the mouth must be seen right away. ...Read more
7-10 days: During the root canal therapy a lot of collateral tissue (gums, nerves, muscles) damage is done. The pain is a symptom of the affected tissue inflammation. Over the counter medications (Aleeve, Tylenol) for a few days will ameliorate the pain their anti-inflammatory effect. If concerned? Call your dentist for post-op exploration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: You are taking a risk. If the tooth brakes, then you will need to get extraction. its a risk you don't want to take. the tooth becomes week after root canal. You need to get an exam and x-ray to see what is the best option for you. you can also send me your x-rays for a second opinion http://my.setmore.com/bookingpage/72b8c781-a64f-45c9-9314-934abdd25118 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Six weeks: Removing a tooth, especially a molar is a big deal. It leaves a surface wound the size of half a dollar bill, that can become infected if food is present, followed by bacteria. Often it is already infected prior to extraction that can lead to a systemic bacteremia. This is been blamed for plaque deposits in arteries. Follow all instructions, keep hygiene good, liquid diet for five days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pericoronitis: It will last until it goes away or is successfully treated. There is no specific range of time. It's like asking, if i get a splinter in my skin, how long will the soreness and discomfort last? The splinter needs to be removed and the body time to heal. Similarly, salt water rinses, antibiotics, debridement of area, removal of gum flap or tooth etc. Might be indicated based upon cause. ...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
It depends: It depends on the size of the filling and what material was used. Larger filling could be sensitive for several weeks to a month. If it's been awhile and the pain is not getting any better, check with your dentist...There may be something else going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not very long: It is very important to get the permanent crown on a root canal treated tooth as soon as you can. These teeth are very susceptible to breaking down and need the coverage to provide strength. You don't want your investment of time and money in the root canal to be wasted. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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