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Doctor insights on: Periapical Abscess Treatment

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

What is the treatment for a peritonsillar abscess?

Usually drainage: Early abscess may respond to antibiotics and steroids but usually require drainage. ...Read more

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Periodontal abscess how long can I leave it before treatment?

Periodontal abscess how long can I leave it before treatment?

Abcess: If it is a periodontal abcess....You should have gone to the periodontist yesterday.....Any abcess in the mouth must be seen right away. ...Read more

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When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

When does an abscess in the cheek require immediate emergency treatment?

Always!: A dental access that has spread to the cheek is an indication of a severe infection and requires immediate attention. If you can not get to an oral surgeon then go to the emergency room. This type of infection can spread to the eye and the brian and if left untreated can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess?

What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess?

Antibiotic choices: When treating an abscess -one has to consider 'what' germs might be there, then make the appropriate selection for therapy. Sometimes it's more than just antibiotics (such as incision). One has to consider patient allergies, drug interactions, dosing/length of therapy etc. It's nice to have a culture of the abscess material, but sometimes a best guess will do. I like trimethoprim-sulfa. See MD. ...Read more

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I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?

I had a abscess surgically removed from my buttocks. The wound is 4cm in width and approximately 3 CM deep. What is the best treatment?

Packing: Wounds like this are typically treated with packing and healing by secondary intent. Oral antibiotics are often used but the wound must not be closed and be allowed to heal from inside to outside in this manner. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver abscess?

What is the treatment for liver abscess?

It depend on the: Abcess and were is located, some time we use surgery some we treat with antbiotics. ...Read more

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What is treatment for lung abscess?

What is treatment for lung abscess?

Antibiotics drainage: If a lung abscess is outside of the lung between the lung and chest wall it is called an empyema and needs to be drained using a tube or surgical drainage culture and appropriate antibiotics. Lung abscess inside the lung are usually treated with antibiotics and specimens for cultures need to be collected. Full medical workup is needed to find out underlying causes as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a breast abscess?

What is the treatment for a breast abscess?

Antibiotics & drain: Treat the infection with antibiotics and perform surgical incision procedure to drain out the infection if it is large enough. ...Read more

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What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

What is the best mandibular abscess treatment?

Identify and Treat: An abscess in the mandible may be due to a number of possible causes. In order to treat it, one has to identify the cause. An evaluation by your dentist would be a logical starting point. ...Read more

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3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

3rd day of I&D abscess treatment. Still pus poured out after medic was changing dress. Is there something wrong with it?

Change more often: If there is still pus coming from the wound, you need to change the dressing more frequently. If that doesn't help, the incision to drain it may not be big enough. If that's the case, then it will need to be opened up more. See a general surgeon for an exam soon. This week preferably. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will an abscess on your vagina go away without treatment?

Possible: In medicine anything is possible however, I would recommend you see your dr about this issue. This may need to be drained and antibiotics prescribed. If not could lead to a much more serious infection. ...Read more

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Can an abscess continue even after a root canal treatment?

Can an abscess continue even after a root canal treatment?

Yes and No: If the root canal was successful the abscess should heal by its own accord as the cause of the infection has been eradicated&this can take up to a year for complete healing of the apical area. If it persist then the tooth may be fractured. If this is the case it may have been fractured before the rct. See your dentist/see a specialist for a second opinion. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of a retropharyngeal abscess?

What's the best treatment to get rid of a retropharyngeal abscess?

Throat abscess: A retropharyngeal abscess is an infection with a large pocket of pus in the back of your throat. It is usually painful and, if large enough, may obstruct your breathing. The only reliable procedure is surgical drainage by an ENT physician. In some cases just draining the pus with a needle may be enough. Antibiotics are also used in treatment, but are not effective enough when used alone. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Bartholin's abscess or cyst?

No: The bartholin's duct cyst--abcess sometiimes can be opened and drained, but many times, to prevent it from returning the gland is surgically removed completely under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is it okay to undergo a root canal treatment even if I have an abscess?

Is it okay to undergo a root canal treatment even if I have an abscess?

Risk vs benefit: You have to weigh the risk complications of immediate treatment vs the risk of waiting on antibiotics to attack the infection. Sometimes it's best to at least open the tooth and medicate it, then wait for the abcess to "settle down" before completing the root canal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the diagnostic tests and treatment methods for epidural abscess?

MRI, surgery: If you have an epidural abscess, it is important for you to see your physician immediately. An MRI will diagnose this problem and treatment includes surgical evacuation of the abscess and antibiotics. ...Read more

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