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Did root canal on infected/ abcessed tooth inside 15 years old 4 units bridge. Do you replace with another bridge, do implant, or keep old bridge.?

Did root canal on infected/ abcessed tooth inside 15 years old 4 units bridge. Do you replace with another bridge, do implant, or keep old bridge.?

All are viable: All options are viable. Make sure you have a treatment plan presentation so they can give you the risks and benefits of each and they can answer your questions. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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What are front tooth implants?

What are front tooth implants?

Dental implants: Front teeth are most often referred to as upper front teeth, from canine to canine. So when those teeth are missing as a result of trauma, gum disease or any other reason, , the best way to restore your smile and function is to place dental implants and restore them with quality porcelain crowns, so it will look naturally, the front teeth (smile are) implants may be very challenging to restore ...Read more

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What if my tooth abscess bursts?

What if my tooth abscess bursts?

It's good but beware: The draining of a tooth abscess helps to reduce the infection. However, there is a chance that the infection can worsen following that. It truly is best to obtain professional care. A dentist can manage the infection and can help to treat the tooth to prevent re-infection. I realize many people are looking for home remedies. However, in this instance, an infection is best handled by a dentist. ...Read more

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How deadly is an abscess on your tooth/gum?

How deadly is an abscess on your tooth/gum?

Infection danger: Most infections in the mouth cause local damage and can lead to loss of teeth, bone and gums. They can also spread to other parts of the body. I personally know of one boy who is mentally handicapped from infected baby tooth and another who died from tooth infection. These are serious matters not to be taken lightly. Death is rare but is it worth taking the chance? ...Read more

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Is clindmaycin a good antibotic for a tooth abcess?

Is clindmaycin a good antibotic for a tooth abcess?

Yes: Clindamycin is a good antibiotic for tooth abscess ab is the first choice for patients with an allergy to penicillin. Just beware if you develop any diarrhea or bloody stool to contact your doctor right away. It is also important to follow them instructions prescribed to you specifically and to complete your full course of the medication. Finally, antibiotics alone won't resolve the abscess. ...Read more

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Can an abcess tooth cause vertigo?

Possibly: An abscess near your upper molars can affect your sinuses and possibly your inner ear. Your inner ear has a fluid-filled structure that affects your balance. If the damage or pressure from the abscess is near the inner ear, then you can possibly become lightheaded or unbalanced. ...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 could I drain a tooth abscess?

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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Will my tooth abcess sprea to my brain?

Will my tooth abcess sprea to my brain?

Rare but yes: An infected upper tooth could spread the infection into your sinus cavity and possibly, if severe enough, into your brain. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: 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. ...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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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess be lanced?

Won't cure abscess: 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. ...Read more

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Is it important to extract an abcess molar tooth?

Is it important to extract an abcess molar tooth?

Yes: If you have been to a dentist and they told you that the abcessed tooth needs to me extracted, it needs to be done. Leaving the tooth as is will only worsen the infection with time. ...Read more

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Could a tooth infection/abscess pain come and go?

Could a tooth infection/abscess pain come and go?

See a dentist ASAP: A toothache that is caused by tooth decay may come and go; but don't be fooled and see a dentist. The longer you wait the deeper the cavity will progress and treatment becomes more costly and possibly more radical. As soon as you develop a toothache, see your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Yes it can: However, the most commonly used antibiotic are amoxicillin, cephalexin or clindamycin. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How quickly can a tooth infection (abscess) spread?

How quickly can a tooth infection (abscess) spread?

Very fast: It depends on a lot of factors such as how strong your immune system is, how agressive the bacteria are, and the location of the tooth. ...Read more

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Which type of dentist specializes in tooth implants?

Which type of dentist specializes in tooth implants?

Implant Specialists: The dental specialists who place implants are Oral Surgeons and Periodontists. They work together with your general dentist to determine the best type, placement and number of implants for your particular situation. Once they place the implant the general dentist designs and places the restoration that is anchored to the implant ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for abscess tooth?

How much amoxicillin should I take for abscess tooth?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, but will not permanently make it go away. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth. ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling of tooth abscess to go down?

Sorry: There's no home repair kit available on amazon. An abscess is an infected tooth with bacteria spilling out into the surrounding tissues. The only treatments are root canal or extraction. Antibiotics may help control (but not cure) the infection. Analgesics, salt water rinses, and cold compresses may help control (but not cure) the swelling. See your dentist asap before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Do I have to get my tooth extracted after a gum abscess?

Do I have to get my tooth extracted after a gum abscess?

It depends: The best chance of saving your tooth is by getting the abcess treated ASAP so you can restore the area to good health. If there has been severe destruction of the bone then extraction may be needed. ...Read more

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How long until my swelling froma tooth abscess recedes?

Depends: If you are taking the appropriate antibiotic and/or you have removed the source of the infection, it should resolve quickly. If not treated it will get worse until the pressure is relieved either by rupturing the abcess or it destroys enough underlying tissue that the pressure is reduced. But then it will still be there, but not hurting as much! ...Read more

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How long must I take Auro amoxiclav for an tooth abscess?

How long must I take Auro amoxiclav for an tooth abscess?

Antibiotics: There is no one right answer. First the cause of the abscess needs to be addressed. Second, I hope you are not self prescribing. Dosage and regimen depend upon numerous factors including your medical history, dental history, dosage, regimen, size and cause of infection, etc. Discuss this with the prescribing doctor or if you don't have one, get one. ...Read more

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Help, what type of dentist specializes in tooth implants?

Help, what type of dentist specializes in tooth implants?

There is none: Dental implants is not a recognized specialty within the dental profession. Any dentist who has advanced training to surgically place implants and/ or restores them can do so. ...Read more

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Do people ever get a tooth abscess with no symptoms at all?

Do people ever get a tooth abscess with no symptoms at all?

Not yet: By definition, abscess means swollen due to collection of pus in tissue. Tooth may not have symptom at the beginning after pulpal necrosis. However, as pus collected and put pressure on surrounding bone, pain occur if pus is not drain through a fistula or periodontal ligament space. ...Read more

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

See a dentist ASAP: Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess 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. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How long can it take for my swelling from tooth abscess recedes?

How long can it take for my swelling from tooth abscess recedes?

Swelling=infection: See a doctor to find source of infection. Don't wait for the swelling to go down. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

Abscessed tooth: It generally will take 24 -48 hours for an antibiotic to take effect.
It is important for you to know that no antibiotic will not
cure an abscessed tooth. You need definitive treatment of the tooth. An antibiotic may make things feel better until you can get the tooth treated. Sometimes this is only a short time. So get your tooth treated asap. ...Read more

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Please tell me what type of dentist specializes in tooth implants?

Implants: An oral surgeon, periodontist or a trained general dentist will place the implants. After healing then the implants will be restored by either your general dentist or a prosthodontist. Both will work together to provide you with the best result. ...Read more

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Layer of tooth chipped off during implant surgery. What should I do?

Layer of tooth chipped off during implant surgery. What should I do?

Tough to diagnose: Implant surgey is usually for missing teeth. Did part of a tooth adjacent to your missing tooth have trauma? If so, discuss it with your surgeon. ...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