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Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Depends on cause: Teeth become abscessed from advanced decay or advanced periodontal disease. The treatment could be extraction, root canal treatment or periodontal treatment depending on the diagnosis. Don't try this at home... See a professional. ...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


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How can I treat peritonsillar abscess?

How can I treat peritonsillar abscess?

ER and/or ENT : Most cases of peritonsillar abscess (pta) needs to be drained (usually with a needle) by an ENT or a trained er doctor. It isn't fun but it helps. You also need antibiotics (most often clindamycin) and potentially IV hydration and steroid medication. If you have recurrent pta, you might also be a candidate for tonsillectomy once healed up. Tonsillectomy during active infection is rarely done. ...Read more

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How do you treat an abscess on your gums ?

How do you treat an abscess on your gums ?

Abcessed gums: You need to be seen by a dentist to have your abcess treated. A diabetic is more sensitive to infections and the ones in your mouth are no different. Routine dental care is essential to managing diabetes. Brushing, flossing and listerine will help until you can get to the dentist. Call today and schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

Three Options: A diverticular abscess is a collection of pus resulting from an acute perforation of the colon after a 'tic ruptures. If small, (IV) antibiotics alone may suffice. If it is bigger than an inch-or-two, drainage (plus abx) is required. Ideally, drainage is done by an interventional radiologist via ct-guidance; however, if the abscess cannot be accessed in this manner, surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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How can I help treat an abscessed tooth?

How can I help treat an abscessed tooth?

Get Seen Immediately: A tooth abcess can have severe consequences. Whatever the cost you should get evaluation so that you can continue to live a normal life. They may need to give you antibiotics or pull your tooth. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you treat an abscess in my gum / infection?

How can you treat an abscess in my gum / infection?

See a dentist ASAP: for gum abscess drainage. Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A gum infection 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. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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How to treat an abscess in tailbone area without going to the doctor?

Need to see Dr: Abscesses are walled off areas of infection that require them to be drained by a dr. Antibiotic creams are not able to get into the abscess to kill the infection. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin be used to treat an abscessed tooth?

Can clindamycin be used to treat an abscessed tooth?

Temporarily: Clindamycin, while a great antibiotic will only help to reduce the consequence of the underlying problem. If the gum is swollen around the tooth i would recopmmend that you see a periodontist. If the gum is not swollen and you are in a significant amount of discomfort i would recommend that you see an endodontist.These dentists would resolve the source of the infection to prevent return. ...Read more

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How long does it take before amoxicillin can effectively treat dental abscess?

How long does it take before amoxicillin can effectively treat dental abscess?

Be patient, patient: Antibiotics usually take 24 to 36 hours to relieve the pain a swelling of a dental infection. But you must understand that the cause of the infection needs to be treated, not just the symptoms. Otherwise, the infection will come back soon. ...Read more

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