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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

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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Is a periodontal abscess ok to be deep cleaned without antibiotic?

Is a periodontal abscess ok to be deep cleaned without antibiotic?

It is recommended: Agree with Dr. Dr. Gary L. Sandler, antibiotics are helpful in eliminating the infection. The primary goal of treatment is to drain the infection and preventing future complications. Take care. ...Read more

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In your experience, just how often does an adult get a periodontal abscess? The one i had just resulted in extraction. I see the dentist regularly.

In your experience, just how often does an adult get a periodontal abscess? The one i had just resulted in extraction. I see the dentist regularly.

Infrequently: Fortunately, not very often! a localized periodontal abscess is usually a result of a specific problem - it may be trauma, a cracked tooth, a lesion of some type, or a foreign body impaction. These are infrequent. If you have been diagnosed with chronic moderate or severe periodontitis and have significant generalized bone loss, you will likely experience more frequent abscesses. ...Read more

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Periodontal abscess what does it look like?

perio abcess: Some signs are swollen gums bleeding of the gums to the touch the gums a more purple rather than pink color if there is no associated tooth pain perio abcess likely see a periodontist right away. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is periodontal abscess a symptom of an abscessed tooth?

Hoping you can tell me, is periodontal abscess a symptom of an abscessed tooth?

Can be...: An abscess is a pocket of infection which can originate either at the end of a tooth (root canal-related) or in the gums (periodontal). Prior to any treatment by your dentist, and evaluation can be performed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin stronger than amoxicillin, at equal doses, to temporarily treat a periodontal abscess?

Is clindamycin stronger than amoxicillin, at equal doses, to temporarily treat a periodontal abscess?

Not stronger,: different. They tend to cover different bacteria. Dentists and oral surgeons may prefer clindamycin for the organisms in the mouth. Better coverage than say amoxicillin. Sometimes it may be only a personal preference. ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxil (amoxicillin) 1g/tab for a periodontal abscess. Is it to drink a few glasses of wine while taking it?

Wine is fine: I would also get a proxibrush and use a mixture of 1/4 clove oil 1/4 oregano oil and 1/2 olive oil use this a few time a day and your gums should feel better. I would suggest a nutritional program to greatly help reduce your gum disease. ...Read more

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Is a periodontal abscess that results in a fistula a situation that the tooth is 99% of the time extracted or root canaled (want to be prepared)?

Is a periodontal abscess that results in a fistula a situation that the tooth is 99% of the time extracted or root canaled (want to be prepared)?

Perio Abscess: A periodontal abscess is treated with definitive periodontal treatment which may include periodontal surgery along with antibiotics. A periapical absess is treated with Root Canal Therapy but may also include periapical surgery. Occasionally we have a perio-endo abscess that requires multiple methods of treatment. Your own dentist can determine what needs to be done, prognosis & treatment options. ...Read more

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I do not get it how an antibiotic cannot destroy a periodontal abscess and dry it up. That is what it is made for, right dentist?

I do not get it how an antibiotic cannot destroy a periodontal abscess and dry it up. That is what it is made for, right dentist?

See an Oral Surgeon: Oral antibiotics do not help resolve the cause of the infection. If the gum boil is chronic and does not resolve then removal of the impacted tooth (cause) will be necessary. See an Oral Surgeon for evaluation and definitive treatment. ...Read more

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