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Doctor insights on: Periodontal 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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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Sometime after deep cleaning, is root canal treatment necessary for perio disease treatment?

Root canal: Deep cleanings are done when someone has bacteria under the gums. Root canals are done when bacteria, decay, trauma, or infection reaches the nerve of a tooth requiring removal of the nerve. They are usually not related. Sometimes you can have a perio-endo infection which means both infections meet together. Or your gum infection was so bad it required root surface removal that went into the nerve. ...Read more

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What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

Treatment is best: I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the deciding factor. This information would be needed in trying to decide whether it is best to take the tooth, or treat the tooth. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Maybe: The removal of an infected tooth usually has discomfort. Sometimes it can be painful depending on how involved the extraction is, if the patient is a smoker, if the patient is non compliant with after care instructions, etc. Usually most patients recover fine and pain medications will help them get through the first few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can root planing and scaling treatment hurt?

Can root planing and scaling treatment hurt?

Depending on: the severity of the pocket depth and of the root surface irregularity. Your dentist may use topical or local anesthetic to make the area numb so that the process is comfortable for you. ...Read more

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Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will return. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: See your dentist if you think you have an abscess in your mouth or you have dental pain. Mastoiditis needs immediate care by an md. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth with the appropriate dental procedure. ...Read more

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How is a dental abscess treated?

How is a dental abscess treated?

Semantics: If you mean solved, it means getting to the source of the problem and eliminating it via root canal, extraction, or periodontal treatment, depending on the cause. If you mean reducing the symptoms temporarily, that involves antibiotics. It may be that antibiotics are an essential part of definitive treatment, but in and of themselves, benefits are typically temporary. ...Read more

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How is a periodontic abscess typically treated?

How is a periodontic abscess typically treated?

Laser: We use a nd/yag laser for most of our periodontal treatment, including treating abscesses and periodontal swellings. No flaps or stitches, rapid healing, and an excellent tissue response. ...Read more

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Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Is lanap used to treat gum disease periodontal disease?

Mild/moderate : Yes lanap is used to treat mild to moderate gingivitis and some early periodontitis .. And it's usually very effective. ...Read more

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How serious is an abscessed wisdom tooth?

Abscessed Tooth: Serious enough to get you to the dentist and on treatment. Please do not wait. Go today. ...Read more

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Can periodontal scaling hurt?

Can periodontal scaling hurt?

Yes but: If done without anesthetic, you will feel it. Everyone has a different pain tolerance. The same procedure done on ten different people will illicit ten different responses. Get numbed up and you shouldn't feel it. Rinse with warm salty water for three days afterwards. It's normal for teeth to be sensitive to cold for a few weeks as well. B ...Read more

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Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Yes: You need to have a very good oral hygiene care as well as periodic visits to your dentist, probably three times or more a year to follow progression of decay , and give you Fluoride treatments to prevent further decay. ...Read more

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Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

Can professional dental cleaning cure gingavitis?

Yes but: Gingivitis can be addressed with a regular dental cleaning. However, the real prevention comes with routine home care that includes proper brushing 2x a day and flossing. For severe cases of gingivitis, you may consider a mouth wash to supplement your home care. A dentist will evaluate the severity of your gingivitis and help you create a plan for getting it all under control. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does a root canal treatment need maintenance?

Does a root canal treatment need maintenance?

YES: If you have had a root canal you should assure that your dentist continues to monitor the tooth. Additionally, you may need a crown on that tooth. ...Read more

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