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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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I may have some kind of oral infection or abscess, how can I find out?

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I may have some kind of oral infection or abscess, how can I find out?

See a doctor: The only reliably appropriate way to determine if an infection is present is to see a doctor or dentist. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in a abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a tooth's nerve related abscess are highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Can oral thrush cause tooth abscess?

Can oral thrush cause tooth abscess?

Definitely, no: In most cases, Candida infection can be controlled with anti-fungal medication. See your dentist for evaluation and thrush and tooth treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Probably not!: Got me there! i din't think so, but there are no published papers suggesting that oral sex causes these cysts. There are factors asuch as diabetes, weight issues that are far more important! ...Read more

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If you're boyfriend gives you oral sex on your breasts could that give you an abscess?

If you're boyfriend gives you oral sex on your breasts could that give you an abscess?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that saliva would lead to a skin infection. But, if he caused trauma or a break in the skin then we could begin to blame that experience for the infection. ...Read more

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Abscess after extraction. One oral antibiotic, 2 diff IV antibiotics but still have abscess.. What now?

Needs drainage: antibiotics alone are usually not enough to treat an abscess, no matter where the abscess is. You need to return to the dentist/oral surgeon and have a drainage procedure performed. ...Read more

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Is there any way oral surgeon can tell if there is abscess at the tooth?

Is there any way oral surgeon can tell if there is abscess at the tooth?

Any dentist or OS: An oral surgeon or any dentist can determine by physical examination if there is a dental abscess. Once he/she has identified a suspect tooth, they'll then perform additional testing like pulp vitality or x-ray that can to confirm their suspicions. ...Read more

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I have a knot inside of my jawline after my oral surgery to remove 2 abscessed teeth i was wondering what it could be and how i could fix it.

I have a knot inside of my jawline after my oral surgery to remove 2 abscessed teeth i was wondering what it could be and how i could fix it.

Maybe inflammed node: Lymph nodes get inflammed and palpable when infection present..Check with your dentist if antibiotics were not given..If given and extraction was recently done should disappear within a week..Good toget it checked .. ...Read more

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When does dental abscess become an emergency? In severe cases is incision, drainage, removal best done immediately or after a course of oral abx?

Dangerous triangle : Dental abscess becomes very dangerous if it lies very close to brain .. Like upper area where premolars and molars are. I;d should be performed when the swelling is becoming ripe or soft to establish an exit for the pus ..This procedure should be followed with course if antibiotic .. Then the cause of the infection should be assessed and dealt with ...Read more

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