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I think I may have a oral abscess i noticed that it has a cut through the bump. It hurts and I rinsed my mouth many times today what should I do now?
See a doctor: The only reliably appropriate way to determine if an infection is present is to see a doctor or dentist. ...Read more
Abscess after extraction. One oral antibiotic, 2 diff IV antibiotics but still have abscess.. What now?
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
Besides perio maintenance visits, good home oral hygiene and dieting is there anything else i can do to avoid another disasterous gum abscess?
I've have an abscess on my face for 2 weeks. It needs draining everyday. When will it heal? Tried: hot compress, mupirocin cream and oral minocycline.
Recurring abscess in same spot within 6 months. dentist not sure. xray clear sent to oral surgeon. what could it be?
I cut my pinky its swollen with white to yellow dots and abscesses. Do I use mupirocin cream AFTER its already infected or use an oral amoksicillin?
TooMuchMoxyForAmoksi: What,you have mupirocin & amoxixillin laying around unused? Well, then, firstly amoxicillin probably will not work for a skin infection & secondly,for an established infection of the skin, unless it is very superficial(like impetigo)it probably won't penetrate far enough to help much.You can try it,but don't hold your breath. With what you call"abscesses,"you best see a doc and get the proper care ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't have enough money to pay for oral surgery but have had periodontal abscess since april 8th. On 2 different antibiotics for 5 days w/out relief?
Perio: I am sorry for your financial situation but unfortunately the pain and infection will not truly go away until the source is removed. Whether extraction, osseous surgery, etc, the source of the infection needs to be treated. Abx only limits dose for a while, but it will come back, even worse some times. Find a cheaper option like a dental school. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How is an oral cyst different from an abscess? My dentist says I have an oral cyst at the root of a molar. It doesn't hurt right now, but i'm really worried about what it could develop into. Do oral cysts tend to follow the same path as the infection of a
Periapical pathosis: Lesions at the root ends are usually granulomas or cysts. The only way to tell the difference is by removal and biopsy. These are the direct result of necrotic tissue in a root canal causing these inflammatory lesions. They occur on teeth needing a root canal or a previously treated root canal that is failing. Many are asymptomatic and only start to hurt when they become acute, filling w fluid or. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is considered best: to have an abscessed tooth pulled by a dentist or remove by an oral surgeon?
Depends: Procedures that go smoothly appear to be easy. Pre planning and training play a major role in how smoothly procedures go. One never knows what unexpected problems will occur and therefore i always recommend patients select the best trained person available. Good luck -. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bleeding when spitting in morning I have white things in crypts often and my oral hygiene isnt the best tonsil stones causing bleeding? Abscess?
Brush teeth,dentist: Overall it seems you have hit the most important thing on the head - improved oral hygiene! the bleeding can be from gum disease although more serious dental infections can do the same. If you have pain, difficulty swallowing and fever, an abscess could be there. White things are collections of food, etc in the tonsils and are common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went for oral surgery about 6 days ago on february 14th, i had 2 teeth extracted, #29 & #30. It seems to be healing well, but my concern is when the infection will go away. The infection in both teeth were pretty bad, and i had a abscess for over 6 years,
Soon: The surgeon cleaned out the socket after the extraction. You may or may not have been placed on antibiotics , depending on the judgement of the doctor. Your body has a wonderful capacity to heal itself once the source of the infection is removed (the tooth). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers