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Dr. John Yu answered:

After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

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After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue.
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Tooth abscess, awaiting extraction. jaw is swollen and I cannot open mouth wide enough for treatmen on amoxillian and co codomol For 10 days tooth ok?

Patience

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You will need to have the tooth extracted, but the antibiotic needs time to work... it does not happen overnight. Once the infection is under control, the tooth will be extracted and your jaw muscles will loosen up.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered:

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,

See you dentist

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Your abcess is not cured once it pops. You may not have pain anymore but the infection is still there and still needs treatment. See you dentist as soon as possible. Do not let an infection remain without treatment.
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What if my tooth abscess bursts?

Ouch

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It may seem kind of nasty but I would recommend warm salt water rinses and get the tooth treated asap. There may be some resolution of pain and pressure but this does not mean all is well.
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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess be lanced?

Won't cure abscess

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Sometimes lancing gum boil (incision & drainage) combined with antibiotics will help control spread of infection. To eliminate the infection, however, the tooth requires definitive treatment, either root canal/cap or extraction/implant/cap. Can't "cure" an abscess with a lance. Please see your Dentist before infection spreads further.
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Dr. TED FEDER answered:

How could I drain a tooth abscess?

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Do you really want to do it yourself? Assuming the abscess is ready to drain, you need dependent drainage, ie where gravity will allow the pus to continue to drain out of the abscess. Open (incise) the abscess at this point and keep it open.
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What is done for tooth abscess pain?

Root Canal

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or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, than an IND is the treatment of choice with curattage.
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Is it possible to die from a tooth abscess?

Yes

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Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance. Don't play Russian Roulette, got it treated.
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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms

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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.
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Dr. Robert Brodsky answered:

Is it OK to use listerine while I have a tooth abscess?

Yes

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It won't help with the abcess, though.
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