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I had a tooth abscess drained yesterday and now look like a chipmunk with a very high feve..Why?

I had a tooth abscess drained yesterday and now look like a chipmunk with a very high feve..Why?

Tooth abscess: It's extremely important that you contact the dentist who treated you immediately. The swelling and fever are likely the result of a serious infection that is not yet under control. These things can go downhill very quickly and require immediate attention. It might require further drainage, an increase or change in antibiotics, and certainly careful monitoring! ...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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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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Are there complications associated with tooth abscess that has drained?

Are there complications associated with tooth abscess that has drained?

Yes: There was so much infection and pressure from that infection that it pushed out the soft tissue. It will not be fixed until the tooth that is infected is treated. It could need a root canal an extraction, or possibly periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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Tooth Abscess. Dentist drained it, drilled & filled temporarily. Taken 2 doses of antibiotic. Running fever 8 hours after appt. Should I be worried?

Tooth abscess: What did your dentist tell you to expect? I would give it until tomorrow unless your fever is even higher than when you had your procedure. You should be getting better, not worse. If you are worried, call the dentist who did the procedure. ...Read more

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Is a tooth abscess cured if it drains? Do i still need to go to my dentist? I had a small bump on my gums, and i was going to make an appointment, but this morning it burst and drained. Didn’t taste too good, but i swished some mouthwash around my mouth,

Is a tooth abscess cured if it drains? Do i still need to go to my dentist? I had a small bump on my gums, and i was going to make an appointment, but this morning it burst and drained. Didn’t taste too good, but i swished some mouthwash around my mouth,

Not cured: The 'bump' on the gums is a draining abscess. The symptoms tend to diminish when the bump opens and lets the fluid (pus) drain. But, the source of the infection is still present...It must be treated to avoid a chronic abscess. ...Read more

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Can you tell in advance if a tooth abscess is draining in to throat? On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg and worried in the mean time until they kick in.

Can you tell in advance if a tooth abscess is draining in to throat? On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg and worried in the mean time until they kick in.

Unfortunately no: Over the internet, without an exam, it is unknown if your dental abscess is draining into your oral cavity and down your throat. It takes 24 to 48 hours for the antibiotics to really take effect, so contact your dentist if the situation worsens. ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess and dentist drained and gave me metronidazole and amoxicillin, is it necessary to have the metronidazole too?

I had a tooth abscess and dentist drained and gave me metronidazole and amoxicillin, is it necessary to have the metronidazole too?

Great combo: metronidazole and amoxicillin. Metronidazole is an adjunctive medication that usually used to treat infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. First of all the only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. As with all medicines, be sure to follow your doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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How could i drain a tooth abscess?

I would not...: Please seek the attention of a dentist. If handled improperly an abscess can lead to more serious infections spreading to other parts of the body including the heart. This truly is not something to manage on your own. I realize people want to save money and time, but an abscess is nothing to mess with on your own, honestly and humbly... ...Read more

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Can i pop a dental abscess? I think I have a dental abscess. It's soft and squishy. It doesn't really hurt but it's annoying. Already had the tooth drained or whatever dentists do. Can i pop it if I use a sterile needle?

See a dentist: You have an infection. It needs to be treated. Popping can relieve some of the pressure that you feel but it will not cure the infection. Please see a dentist and get this treated. Without treatment things will progress and get worse. You may not have so much pain because there can be drainage, but the infection is still there. It can effect the rest of your body. ...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. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more