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Is It Painful When They Drain A Dental Abscess At The Dentist Office
Depends: A superficial abscess appearing adjacent to the tooth with no limitation or pain with opening your mouth can usually be drained with minimal discomfort. Incising and draining a dental abscess that has now involved deeper structures of the jaws or cervical spaces with limitation of opening could be quite painful unless you are deeply sedated or under general anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can i pop a dental abscess? I think I have a dental abscess. It's soft and squishy. It doesn't really hurt but it's annoying. Already had the tooth drained or whatever dentists do. Can i pop it if I use a sterile needle?
See a dentist: You have an infection. It needs to be treated. Popping can relieve some of the pressure that you feel but it will not cure the infection. Please see a dentist and get this treated. Without treatment things will progress and get worse. You may not have so much pain because there can be drainage, but the infection is still there. It can effect the rest of your body. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental abscess and eating, please answer quickly? I have a dental abscess that's currently draining on it's own. I know i need to go to the dentist, but can I eat like this? I don't want to get a worse infection, but my teeth don't hurt, the gum is just s
Can a dentist tell me the benefits of rpe (regenerative periodontal endoscopy) and if it applies in any way to dental abscess intervention.
New & Limited: The benefit of rpe is to avoid performing conventional periodontal flap surgery. Whether or not it is effective enough to replace mainstream treatment methods, in my opinion, still remains to be seen. Even the dentists who use this method report some limitations to its use. An abscess is an infection, which based upon the cause requires different methods to treat it accordingly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"emergency dentist": for emergency appointment or visit an "emergency dentist" for a temporary treatment, antibiotics or painkillers prescription.. ERs are not set for dental treatment or dentistry. For the "emergency dentist" near you call 1-800-dentist. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got an X-ray done and my two cavities filled. If there was a serious tooth infection like a dental abscess, would my dentist have noticed?
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
Scalpel by denitsr: The method of draining an abscess depends greatly on the location of the abscess. Some can not be reached to drain. Typically, an oral surgeon or a general dentist can drain near surface abscess with a scalpel and place a drain to ensure it drains completely. I would not attempt to do it yourself since there are anatomical considerations that make may make that dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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