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I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

Abscess urgency: An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated. I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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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

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How long can a tooth abscess go without treatment?

How long can a tooth abscess go without treatment?

Varies: The only thing that is certain is that it will continue to get worse without treatment. Remember that this is an infection that is in your mouth , but can affect all different parts of your body. Once the infection gets in the blood stream, it can go many places. Best not to take a chance by waiting. Also, the longer you wait the harder it is to treat the infection and generally it is more painful. ...Read more

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What is the temporary treatment for a tooth abscess until I go to the dentist?

What is the temporary treatment for a tooth abscess until I go to the dentist?

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 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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My daughter has tooth abscess on the right and left sides lower teeth, she has 5 years, what is the cause and cure? Is it dangrous?

My daughter has tooth abscess on the right and left sides lower teeth, she has 5 years, what is the cause and cure? Is it dangrous?

Tooth abscess: The tooth may have a cavity which may be causing a localized infection. Since she is five, the tooth is deciduous (baby tooth). A chronic infection could impact or damage the permanent tooth underneath the infected one. She needs dental care asap. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Dentist needed: A tooth abscess is an infection. Infections like this require an antibiotic. The antibiotic helps to control the infection but may not remove all the infection. Your dentist can best determine the exact cause of the infection so that it can be properly managed. An antibiotic alone may not cure the problem at all. ...Read more

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How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

How can I reduce or cure a tooth abscess naturally?

Can't: You need to see a dentist. The abscess can grow to the point where you can't breath and in the "good ol days " people would die. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more