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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

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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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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Can you have a tooth abscess with no tooth pain? I have a pain near my cheek bone when I bend foward or press had cold which is gone but pain still

Can you have a tooth abscess with no tooth pain? I have a pain near my cheek bone when I bend foward or press had cold which is gone but pain still

Of course: In most cases, an abscess or chronic tooth infection may form without any pain until it has advanced for some time. Any person with symptoms linked to a dental abscess should see a dentist promptly. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of wisdom tooth pain?

How do you get rid of wisdom tooth pain?

Depends: Often the best way to get rid of wisdom tooth pain is to remove the wisdom tooth. If the tooth has enough room and is just starting to erupt (teething!) through the gum tissue, keeping the area clean and staying healthy (and time) helps. If the pain continues, see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of wisdom tooth pain without narcotics?

How do I get rid of wisdom tooth pain without narcotics?

Post Extraction...: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful.15 minutes on, 15 minutes off. A very gentle salt water rinse after 24 hours can be soothing and healing. ...Read more

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Tooth ache in one of my top back left teeth, think it could be a tooth abscess, what are some quick pain relief remedies?

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 more

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I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?

Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...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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How do you get rid of the infection of a abscess tooth without going to the dentist?

How do you get rid of the infection of a abscess tooth without going to the dentist?

Not possible: It's not possible to clear the infection without removing the source of infection. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a tooth ache fast?

How to get rid of a tooth ache fast?

Toothache: See your dentist and they will make a diagnosis and get you out of pain. If you have no contraindications, some over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen may be helpful for temporary relief. ...Read more

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How could I get rid of my aching tooth ache over christmas?

Advil/tylenol: If you alternate 200 mg advil or Ibuprofen with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) you will have very good pain control until you can ser a dentist. Please see your dentist as soon as possible because pain is often a sign of infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a tooth ache?

How to get rid of a tooth ache?

Not a DIY project: You need professional help to determine the cause of the pain (cavity, infection, abscess, fracture, hyper function, etc.) and then to select the correct rx to treat the problem. Can't do this yourself. Otc pain relievers will only take the edge off temporarily as the underlying problem worsens. Please call a professional, call a dentist, and have your problem evaluated and then treated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a tooth ache pain?

How to get rid of a tooth ache pain?

See your dentist: You need to see your dentist to determine what the problem is. He can then advise you of the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can get rid of my tooth ache?

Can you tell me how I can get rid of my tooth ache?

Treat the cause: Treat the cause, not the symptom. Tooth ache can happen when: 1)decay reaching the dentin or the nerve, 2) periodontal break down causing loss of bone and acute stage of gum disease, 3) loss of gum or bone exposing the root to sensitivity 4) trauma to the tooth due to malocclusion 5)injury to the tooth due to trauma (falling or impaction). Check with your dentist. Good oral hygiene will help. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of a tooth ache?

What is the quickest way to get rid of a tooth ache?

See a dentist.: There is no better way to get rid of a toothache than to see a dentist and fix whatever is causing the pain. Medications cannot fix toothaches. They only mask the problem which comes back when you stop the medication. ...Read more

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How I get rid of a bad tooth ache before gpoing to a dentist?

See Dentist ASAP: Go see a dentist. Early care can save you lots of time, pain and money. If the pain subsides many time the decay penetrates the nerve and the abscess hurts initially and then actually reduces the pain. At this point the lack of pain is not a good sign. You are in need of something more than a filling or a crown. A root canal with a crown, or extraction & implant may be your only options. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a tooth ache until your dentist appointment?

OTC Pain Relievers: The same over-the-counter (otc) pills you take for everyday aches and pains. Ibuprofen (motrin or advil) to start, if pain relief does not improve, then you can also take Acetaminophen (tylenol). Take as directed on the packaging. Do not take them if you've had any adverse reactions to either medication in the past. ...Read more

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I have a toothache due to broken tooth. I can get to a dentist until payday, How can I get rid of the pain until then? Side note orajel isn't working.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID OTC: In the mean time you can take temporary pain relievers. A good option is to combine over the counter Advil 400mg and over the counter extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a tooth ache caused by vomiting?

How can I get rid of a tooth ache caused by vomiting?

Rinse and Dentist: Rinsing vigorously with plain water will help remove the acidic fluid. While the acidic fluids might temporarily irritate teeth that have abrasions and erosions on exposed roots surfaces, you may have other more serious dental problems that you are unaware of. Therefore, unless you have just had a complete dental check-up, see your dentist just to be sure. ...Read more

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If I'm put on amoxicillin due to tooth infection, could it get rid of your infection and toothache?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, and therefore reduce your pain for a short time. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth. ...Read more

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I had a tooth removed now an abscess has appeared above where it used to be. Will amoxicillin get rid of this?

I had a tooth removed now an abscess has appeared above where it used to be. Will amoxicillin get rid of this?

Depends: If the infected tooth has already been removed and there is an infection still present, you need to go back to the dentist for a follow up. He or she will prescribe antibiotics if appropriate. There may be better treatments that don't require antibiotics, and you may find that there is another infected tooth nearby that needs attention to get rid of the abscess. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of an abscess without going to dentist as I am terrified of them also tooth has already been removed?

Can you get rid of an abscess without going to dentist as I am terrified of them also tooth has already been removed?

No: You need to see a licensed dentist to take care of your infected tooth. You may not see the root but its there and it's causing an infection underneath your gum and inside your body. There are many dentist out there who can perform a variety of sedation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my abscessed tooth without a dentist?

See your dentist: You really can't because you have to treat the problem. Just taking an antibiotic might get the infection down, but it won't solve the problem. You must see where it is coming from and it can spread! See the dentist. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of facial swelling from a abscessed tooth?

Oral surgeon: See the oral surgeon. Many infections are so severe that drains must be placed to allow the infection to be released. This is not uncommon in facial swelling. Most often, though, it just takes time after the tooth is treated/extracted and the antibiotics complete their work. You might even need a second course of different antibiotics. Nothing to fool around with -- be seen right away. ...Read more

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Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Be patient: It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly. Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: A tooth abcess can become a severe problem if left untreated. You may need root canal treatment or extraction.
See a dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...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