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I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

Tooth Abscess: If one has a tooth abscess, they should see their dentist immediately for treatment. An abscess can cause bacteria to get into your blood stream which can have many disastrous effects including heart problems or the abscess can lead to a serious neck infection. Antibiotics are needed to calm down the infection which can then be followed by a root canal or removal of the tooth. ...Read more

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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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Im getting over a horrible abscessed tooth infection. Now, I have severe right side, back flank pain. Is there a connection?

Im getting over a horrible abscessed tooth infection.  Now, I have severe right side, back flank pain.  Is there a connection?

Yes: Osteomyelitis, infection of bones in your back is a concern. The bacteria can travel in the blood stream (hematogenous spread) and cause an infection elsewhere. See your regular doctor and he or she will know what to do if red flag signs are present. ...Read more

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Could this swelling around one molar be caused by an abscessed tooth? I have a molar on the left side of the mouth where the gum is incredibly swollen and tender around it. It hurts to eat, brush or do anything around that tooth, and i'm wondering if this

If : If it is all the way in the back it might be what is called a pericoronitis. An infection of the gum over a partially erupted wisdom tooth. Try to brush it to clean it out, and you will have to see your dentist to either resolve the infection, or remove the wisdome tooth. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth, but it doesn't hurt. Is that normal or as serious as one that does hurt?

I have an abscessed tooth, but it doesn't  hurt. Is that normal or as serious as one that does hurt?

Very serious: An abscess is an abscess, it is an infection inside your jaw, with pain or no pain it is causing damage not only to the tooth but to the bone, the gums and the surrounding teeth, it will not go away by itself and it may flare up any time.. Ignore your teeth and they will ignore you. ...Read more

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What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

Abscess: It is very important you go see your dentist. You may need a root canal or even an extraction. You need to see your dentist as soon as possible an untreated infection can cause serious health issues including death. ...Read more

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Anyone know any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

Anyone know any home remedies for an abscessed tooth?

None: An abscessed tooth (or any infection) is a serious situation which if left untreated can cause serious complications and can even be life threatening. There are no home remedies to cure the problem. Otc pain medication and salt water rinses are only temporary measures until you see your dentist. You need to see a dentist immediately for antibiotic coverage and definitive treatment. Period! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

What is the definition or description of: abscessed tooth?

Periapical abscess: When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone.This tissue then can fill w/ puss forming an abscess. ...Read more

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Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please suggest some home remedies for an abscessed tooth.

Please no....: Truly, there are no home remedies. None will provide for long-term health. Please seek the care of a dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do if the meds for an abscessed tooth is not helping with the pain and stopping me from eating?

See the dentist: The abscessed tooth will either require a root canal or may need to be extracted. Start treatment asap and your pain should significantly resolve. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

Abscessed Tooth is also known as Tooth abscess. When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone.This tissue then can fill w/ ...Read more