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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

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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I was put on amoxicillin for a tooth abscess. I broke out in hive; stopped taking the med, but still have the bumps. How long until my skin clears?

I was put on amoxicillin for a tooth abscess. I broke out in hive; stopped taking the med, but still have the bumps. How long until my skin clears?

Call dentist: You should take benedryl and this will help, the hives clear up quickly. The time will depend on how serious your allergic reaction is. Call the dentist that is treating your tooth and let them know what happened. It is still important to treat your infection. ...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

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Can half a tooth abscess go away by itself?

Can half a tooth abscess go away by itself?

Not really: The symptoms can come and go usually via drainage but the underlying problem must be treated either by root canal therapy or extraction. Just because the symptoms diminish doesn't mean the problem has been solved. ...Read more

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What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

What do I do if a tooth abscess won't go away?

Diagnose the cause: The cause of tooth abscess must be diagnosed. It could be periodontally or endodontically. Periodontal abcess treated by debridement and eliminates food impaction. Endodontal abcess must be treated with root canal procedure. ...Read more

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My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

My tooth abscess won't go away! What should I do?

Tooth abscess: Immediately see your dentist. Any abscess in the mouth should be treated as soon as possible by a dental professional. Failure to have the abscess treated may lead to more serious dental and possibly medical consequences. ...Read more

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Could it be usual to feel so poorly with a tooth abscess?

Could it be usual to feel so poorly with a tooth abscess?

Yes: An abscess is an infection. As with an infection anywhere else in your body, it takes a toll as it spreads through your circulatory system to other organs. Need to have the infection addressed immediately. Please call your dentist now. ...Read more

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Why is it recommended to eat a soft diet while treating a tooth abscess?

Why is it recommended to eat a soft diet while treating a tooth abscess?

Trauma: To avoid blunt force trauma to the affected area. Biting down on hard foods will only irritate the area further. If you sprain your ankle, you avoid running for a while. Let the area heal with as little additional irritation as possible. ...Read more

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Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will return. ...Read more

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How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

When the cause of: Swelling go away (infection) the sewlling go away. That happen with treatment. ...Read more

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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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Spots in vision from tooth abscess?

Not typical: An abcessed tooth will not typically effect your vision. There is something else going on here. Did you have trauma? Was this spontaneous? See an opthomologist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Not always 1st choic: Amoxicillin is not always the first choice for a tooth abscess. Simple pen v-k is very effective & if it is a recurring abscess, Clindamycin is next best. All depends on the severity of the problem & of course if you are allergic to certain antibiotics. I wouldn't take it as a matter of fact, see your dentist & decide. ...Read more

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How can I treat the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

How can I treat the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

See a dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity, wisdom teeth or advanced gum disease or tooth abscess. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

How can I relieve the pain of tooth abscess/ infection?

See any dentist: To drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. The antibiotics (Penicillin is the most common) will give you only a temporary relief. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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What type of dentist should you see for a tooth abscess?

One with a license: See your general dentist who usually provides care for you. If he or she feels you need to see a specialist, you can be referred to the appropriate specialist for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Broadleaf plantain--how do I prepare it for a tooth abscess?

Broadleaf plantain--how do I prepare it for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: Or a dental surgeon. Like all abscesses, tooth abscesses are pockets of pus that require drainage. That means that the dentist will need to drill through the decayed enamel into the infected dentin and pulp of the teeth to release the infection. Doing this may save the tooth but will prevent a bone infection of the jaw or a bacterial blood infection. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

Abscess urgency: An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated. I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess, then root canal, but the abscess has not completely gone.

I had a tooth abscess, then root canal, but the abscess has not completely gone.

See your dentist: He/she must be certain that the infection is fully eliminated before the tooth is restored with final restoration. If the infection remains it increases the risk of post treatment pain and root canal failure. See your dentist for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a decayed tooth that is infected, does it mean that I have a tooth abscess?

Infection: If it is infected it is abscessed as the words are synonymous. Please see your dentist and have the tooth treated as infections are not to be left untreated. ...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 than 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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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. I'm 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. I'm 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

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