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Is it better to use ice or heat on an infected tooth?

Is it better to use ice or heat on an infected tooth?

Ice, Ice Baby: Ice is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling. Heat usually doesn't help in these cases. Make sure you check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Infected tooth, on penicilin, will heat or ice help?

Infected tooth, on penicilin, will heat or ice help?

No...: I see no "convenience" in adding any of these "on the side help" as you are already under antibiotic therapy. If the infection does't go, try a different antibiotic and an anti inflammatory. Most important: treat the infected tooth. ...Read more

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Went to Er for face swelling n tooth pain took 5 penicillin vk should the swelling be going down should I use ice or heat for swelling n salt water ?

Went to Er for face swelling n tooth pain took 5 penicillin vk should the swelling be going down should I use ice or heat for swelling n salt water ?

Great expectations: Antibiotics will not cure an abscess, just control the infection until it can actually be physically treated (root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown). Facial swelling means infection is already swelling. If you are taking penicillin 4x/day it may take 48-72 hours for swelling to begin to go down. Do NOT stop taking PCN prematurely. Unless you see Dentist infection will return. Go now. ...Read more

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Please explain what do I do for infected tooth?

Please explain what do I do for infected tooth?

Phone Call: You'll need to call a dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated. There are no diy dentistry procedures that you personally can perform to correct this condition. ...Read more

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Will bactrin help for an infected tooth?

Will bactrin help for an infected tooth?

Probably not: Bactrin is not normally prescribed for tooth infections. You need to make an appointment with a local dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated.. Antibiotics will not fix the problem. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have an infected tooth taken out?

Is it bad to have an infected tooth taken out?

Yes: If the tooth is deemed salvageable it should be saved, especially if it is in function. Get a root canal! ...Read more

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Can a bad tooth infected tooth kill you and how?

Can a bad tooth  infected tooth  kill you and how?

YES: If the infection is bad enough and your immune system is depressed, the infection can spread infecting your blood (septicemia) and take you to coma and..... So before thinking in dying, it would be wise to think in treating the infected tooth with antibiotics to kill the germ responsible for the infection and/or have the tooth extracted if the doctor advises so. Treat the cause. ...Read more

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Abscess on infected tooth popped, is it okay to eat?

Abscess on infected tooth popped, is it okay to eat?

Yes: You can eat. You may have less pain now that the accessed popped but you still have the infection. It still needs treatment. It is not a good thing to let this infection continue, your immune system is being overworked. See a dentist about this asap. ...Read more

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