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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)

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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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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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 more

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What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?

What is involved in draining a gum (periodontal) abscess to rid infection. Is it highly successful without the need for tooth extraction?

Maybe: The abscess formed because an infection inside the tooth drained out into the jaw and then through the gum. You must get rid of the original infection before you can get rid of the abscess. A properly done root canal or a tooth extraction are the only two ways to accomplish this. If advanced gum disease is also present then the tooth usually must be removed. ...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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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