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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


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How can I relieve my tooth abscess?

How can I relieve my tooth abscess?

Antibiotics: And drainage. But ultimately you need to address the source of the abscess: the tooth. Seek a qualified dentist. ...Read more

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How do I know I have a tooth abscess?

How do I know I have a tooth abscess?

Symptoms and exam: Some abscesses show symptoms such as pain when chewing, red and/or swollen gums, a fistula, etc. Abscesses that are chronic and not painful are found by x-ray and exam. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Please tell me how to cure a tooth abscess?

Dentist needed: A tooth abscess is an infection. Infections like this require an antibiotic. The antibiotic helps to control the infection but may not remove all the infection. Your dentist can best determine the exact cause of the infection so that it can be properly managed. An antibiotic alone may not cure the problem at all. ...Read more

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Need help. I've got a tooth abscess, I think?

See a dentist: A clinical evaluation with the appropriate x-ray(s) by a dentist can help diagnose if your abscess is related to a tooth, and what treatment should be performed to treat your problem. ...Read more

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What should I do with tooth abscess in toddlers?

See dental provider: A general dentist or pediatric dentist is where to go. Sadly most all abscesses in baby teeth mean extraction of the tooth. Please take your child in right away! Know to that children should be seen by age 1 for their first dental visit and check up to try to get them used to it and to catch things as early as possible. Avoid sweets between meals and no juice/milk to bed-it will destroy them. ...Read more

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What do you take to ease the pain of a tooth abscess?

What do you take to ease the pain of a tooth abscess?

Pain due to tooth : Try Ibuprofen 600mg every 6hrs (if you are allowed to take it). If the pain does not subside, you may also supplement with 500mg tylenol (acetaminophen). Visit your dentist/endodontist asap, as a root canal is needed regardless. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tooth abscess?

What is the definition or description of: tooth abscess?

Infected tooth: A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries (decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root canal therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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Once the tooth abscess heals, does it have to be extracted?

Once the tooth abscess heals, does it have to be extracted?

Eliminate the source: A tooth abscess is likely due to the nerve in the tooth or the periodontium (gums & bone) around the tooth. Once you remove the source of infection & see what's left, you may be able to save more than you thought including the tooth. You need a professional exam plus a root canal, gum treatment (a cleaning or more), or possibly that extraction you're trying to avoid. The sooner, the better. ...Read more

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Why would a deciduous baby tooth abscess?

Why would a deciduous baby tooth abscess?

Decay: A deciduous tooth, like a secondary or permanent tooth can have an abscess if bacteria get into the pulp tissue. Bacteria decay the tooth, and if untreated, it can abscess. A deciduous tooth can be saved by having a root canal treatment, if a second tooth is not coming. Ask your dentist for a referral to an endodontist if they don't do root canal treatment on a primary tooth. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: A tooth abcess can become a severe problem if left untreated. You may need root canal treatment or extraction.
See a dentist. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be making my tooth abscess throb?

Antibiotics take tim: Antibiotics taken for an absccessed tooth take time to begin to have a positive effect. In some cases, the infection can be resistant. To answer your question, the throbbing is not likely caused by the clindamycin, but by the abscess. Additionally, the medicine will never solve your tooth problem, and even if it feels better it will return unless a root canal or extraction is completed. ...Read more

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Help please! Is amoxicillian+clavulanic ok for tooth abscess?

Yes: You are referring to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). It is an accepted combination antibiotic. It is not without risk, as it tends to lead to feminine yeast infections, or possibly GI disruptions as well. Your tooth abscess will not completely resolve without dental treatment of either root canal therapy or tooth extraction though. Plan on temporary relief if only antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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Can earaches be a symptom of infected gums or a tooth abscess?

Can earaches be a symptom of infected gums or a tooth abscess?

Yes: Due to the proximity of the ear to the mouth, and the distribution of nerves in the area, dental problems can often cause pain to radiate to the ears. Frankly, gum disease seldom hurts until an advanced stage (periodontal abscess). Tooth abscess frequently presents with ear pain. Also, "tmj" problems (from jaw joints or associated muscles) often causes chronic ear pain or ringing in ears. ...Read more

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If you have a tooth abscess, would the top and bottom jaw hurt?

Yes: Yes tooth abscess can cause pain starting at the site of infection and then spreading to adjacent area if untreated. Causing pain in that area. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tooth abscess but have no lump on the gums?

Is it possible to have tooth abscess but have no lump on the gums?

Abcess: Yes. Sometimes the infection will drain towards the gums and create the "bump" you referred to. Other times the infection stays in the jawbone and does not drain to the outside. ...Read more

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What is the temporary treatment for a tooth abscess until I go to the dentist?

What is the temporary treatment for a tooth abscess until I go to the dentist?

Antibiotics: The antibiotic may calm down the abscess for a short time, but it takes 48 hours for antibiotics to work. Depending upon the size of the access, antibiotics may not be effective until after the access is drained, tooth removed, or pulp tissue removed. Don't rely on antibiotics to "buy you time" a tooth abscess is serious. Missing a day of work now, may keep you from missing a week or two later. ...Read more

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Why does a tooth abscess not spread and cause an infection of the other teeth?

You're right...: Most tooth abscesses rarely affect adjacent teeth. This is a remarkable sign of a healthy immune system that can hold the infection 'at bay.' the infection tends affect the supporting bone and not destroy blood supply or nerves. If the cause of the infection is removed (extraction or root canal) our bodies can heal the affected bone while the blood/nerves still survive. Amazing isn't it? ...Read more

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I have had a tooth abscess for sometime now. I have developed a real bad skin rash. Can this be related?

I have had a tooth abscess for sometime now. I have developed a real bad skin rash. Can this be related?

Depends: If the rash is immediately adjacent to the abscess it could be related but not necessarily. Delaying treatment on a dental abscess is never a good idea so please get it looked at ASAP. ...Read more

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My front tooth abscess just drained. Is biotene wash ok to use or anything else? Waiting to go to the dentist.

My front tooth abscess just drained. Is biotene wash ok to use or anything else? Waiting to go to the dentist.

Rinse: Warm salt water rinses will do a better job than the biotene for your abcess. Use 2 tablespoons of salt in 1 glass of water. Swish around and spit. You can do this 4-6x day until you can get in with your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a gum or tooth abscess. Im new to my job. My insurance does not kick in till 1st of the new year. What should i do?

I have a gum or tooth abscess. Im new to my job. My insurance does not kick in till 1st of the new year. What should i do?

See a dentist: Insurance or not, your issue may not wait for the new year. You certainly do not want to spend the holidays swollen and in pain. I'm sure minor treatment can be started to prevent your situation from becoming worse. ...Read more

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I had a severe tooth abscess the infected teeth were removed it's been a little over 24 hours and the swelling has only went down slightly.

I had a severe tooth abscess the infected teeth were removed it's been a little over 24 hours and the swelling has only went down slightly.

Call dentist: Did your dentist prescribe antibiotics in addition? Call the dentist to make sure that the swelling is normal. There is always some swelling after an extraction on a normal basis and it may take a while due to the severity of the infection. Check with the dentist to alleviate any concerns. ...Read more

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Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little redness. Have no pain.

Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little redness.
Have no pain.

Home remedies?: There are no home remedies for dental treatment. You can go now, when your pain is not excruciating, or you can go when you're swollen and the pain is unbearable. Either way you will have to go. It just depends on how much you want to suffer. ...Read more

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How long after taking Oxycodone until it is safe to drink? I took on 5-325 tablet and it is not subsiding pain from a tooth abscess like alchahol does

How long after taking Oxycodone until it is safe to drink? I took on 5-325 tablet and it is not subsiding pain from a tooth abscess like alchahol does

Please seek care: It is not safe to mix alcohol and narcotics. You're going to need a lot of alcohol if an oxycodone is not working. An abscess needs antibiotics and drainage, and finally treatment. Seek dental care and drink in moderation. ...Read more

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Taking Clindamycin 300 MG — 7 days after starting with IV for tooth abscess which has been pulled. Tomorrow is my last pill, when is it safe to drink?

Taking Clindamycin 300 MG — 7 days after starting with IV for tooth abscess which has been pulled. Tomorrow is my last pill, when is it safe to drink?

Whenever you want: Alcohol won't interfere with clindamycin or your abscess. You didn't need to avoid alcohol (in moderation) during treatment. Of course heavy drinking can interfere with the immune system's response to infections and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess erythromycin or clindamycin?

Tooth abscess erythromycin or clindamycin?

Can't advise: Can't advise you to medicate yourself. The tooth needs to be treated by a dentist anyway, and the antibiotics won't fix the problem, just mask the symptoms. Call a local dentist who will prescribe what is best for your situation. The abscess will only get worse without care. ...Read more

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What is done for tooth abscess pain?

Root Canal: Or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, then an ind is the treatment of choice with curattage. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...Read more

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How serious can a tooth abscess become?

How serious can a tooth abscess become?

Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and causing worse problems. Please get it checked out! ...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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

Occurs due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease (hardest to treat). When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more