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Is It Possible To Have An Abscess Under An Old Filling
Oh yes.: Decay leads to infection; can get bigger, lead to pus pocket (abscess) in and around tooth. Can become a big problem if it is not addressed-usually incision and drainage, maybe root canal, maybe more advanced oral surgery; requires antibiotic treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 you tell me is it okay for my 4 year old to go under general for his abscess teeth and for caps/fillings in a clinic?
If he needs it: Typically this is performed in a hospital setting. While the assumed risks are greater than that of other treatment options, if this is suggested for your child, the benefits of treatment this way have been deemed to outweigh the risks. Most pediatric medical literature places the risk of a serious reaction in the range of 1 in 25, 000 to 1 in 200, 000, far better than daily car driving risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you explain if it's safe for my 4 year old to go under general for his abscess teeth and for caps/fillings in a clinic?
My 6yr old daughter had a filling now that tooth has an abscess on the gum the denist said root canal but why can't we just pull it?
Listen to dentist!: if your dentist says save it, then do so! If it's a baby tooth, extracting will lead to loss of space and orthodontic problems! If it's a permanent tooth, extracting till cause bite and other problems that are time consuming and expensive to traea! A root canal and tooth preservation is the best and most conservative treatment long term? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do I need a&e?. Massive abscesses and antibiotics not working.. Dentist will not open old root canal filling to drain pus.. Feel really ill and fever
See another dentist: If you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the pain and tooth infection always will come back. Dentist/oral surgeon will treat a tooth infection by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. See another dentist or an oral surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had root canal filling nearly 12 mth ago. Now have an abscess under tooth. Face swollen etc and now neck seems to be too.Taking amoxicillin on day?
If i suspect an abscess near a recent filling how long can i remain healthy until i can make an appointment?
Earlier the better: You should see your dentist soon. if you are not in much pain then you can wait till you can see a dentist. if you have severe pain you can get some help at an ER to relieve the pain somewhat till you see a dentist. Either way a dentist is what you need ultimately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emergency dentist said my holey tooth was tryin 2 form an abscess. He filled the tooth with a temp filling. Is my tooth now unable 2 form the abscess?
Correct: Dr bassman is correct on all counts. An abscess is a cavity where the infection has reached the pulp chamber (nerves, blood vessels, etc.) of the tooth. The infection can easily spread. Temporary fillings are after sedative, slowing the spread of the decay before it reaches the pulp chamber. For the situation to be resolved the temporary will have to be removed and the tooth 'fixed.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After having abscess on lower abdominal drain and pack more then once. Why did I have a extremely painful filling inside when packing got tug on?
Deep infection: packing is medicated gauze pushed deeply into an affected area. It can be painful- but ultimately leads to healing. ...Read more
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