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How To Get Rid Of Tooth Abscess Without Dentist
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
Antibiotics: The antibiotic may calm down the abscess for a short time, but it takes 48 hours for antibiotics to work. Depending upon the size of the access, antibiotics may not be effective until after the access is drained, tooth removed, or pulp tissue removed. Don't rely on antibiotics to "buy you time" a tooth abscess is serious. Missing a day of work now, may keep you from missing a week or two later. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can you get rid of an abscess without going to dentist as I am terrified of them also tooth has already been removed?
I have completed taking a course of Clindmacyin and Amoxcillin and now I'm out of Amoxcillin. I still have the tooth abscess and I can't get a dentist till Monday. What should I do?
Find a dentist now: You should have seen a dentist while you were on the antibiotics. If they have not worked than you are probably dealing with a resistant strain of bacteria. Until you remove the source of the infection by extracting the tooth or getting a root canal you will continue to have worsening problems. I am sure you can find a dentist to see you before mon. If not then go to the er at your local hospital. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Please clarify what you mean. Did he examine you? Give you advice that did not resolve the problem? Treat you and not resolve the problem?
If you have doubts about your dentist, get a second opinion from an Endodontist! Read more
My front tooth abscess just drained. Is biotene wash ok to use or anything else? Waiting to go to the dentist.
Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little redness. Have no pain.
I developed tooth abscess 3 days ago. I'll see a dentist in another 3 days. Do you think it is ok to wait until then or I have to see him earlier?
Don't wait!: Any infection can spread quickly, causing very serious complications and can even be life threatening. First, your dentist has no way of knowing how dangerous it is without seeing you, and secondly you need to be placed on an appropriate antibiotic immediately anyway! We make sure we see our patients the same day. If your dentist can't see you, find another one, at least for this emergency. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello, I have an approximately 8 year old tooth abscess that has not been treated. Should I go to the dentist first, or to the ER?
You decide: You state you have lived with it for 8 years & not tended to it. The ER is full of acute trauma victims, heart attacks, gunshot wounds and the like. If you do go, expect to be sent to the waiting for hours while anyone with an urgent need is seen before you. Patients are seen in order of need, not based on time of arrival. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth abscess dentist gave cipro (ciprofloxacin). Twice a day for 15 days is that safe seems. Like a long time. I herd it can be unsafe?
It can be taken but:
It is not the best choice of antibiotic for tooth abscess but can be used.
Usual antibiotics used are amoxicillin, clindamycine, flagyl, amoxicillin/clavulnic combination, erythromycine.
Discuss with your dentist why you need it for 15 days and cipro, (ciprofloxacin) there may be a reason you were prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 15 days. Read more
I was on 10 day regimen of penicillin for a tooth abscess. The dentist filled my tooth then pain seriously worsened. Now im taking clindamycin and starting fourth day. Still in severe pain.?
Abcess: If you had an abcessed tooth, then a filling is not the right treatment. The abcessed tooth would require a root canal treatment. If you had a root canal treatment, then possibly the new antibiotic needs to work. Sometimes adding a steroid can help. You may consult with an emdodontist, or root canal specialist, for a second opinion. Also make sure another tooth nearby isn't the culprit. Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?
Yes: After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue. Read more
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