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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

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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Still have cheek swelling after treating a tooth abscess. Does that mean the infection had gone into the cheek?

Still have cheek swelling after treating a tooth abscess. Does that mean the infection had gone into the cheek?

Not necessarily: This may simply reflect the degree of inflammation surrounding the dental area involved. If however the cheek is red, tender, painful or if you develop fever, chills, etc., go back and see the dentist asap or your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

How can I loosen an abscessed tooth?

DIY Dentistry: Teeth are not easily "loosened". In many instances a dentist needs to section the tooth and remove it in pieces. Don't try to be your own dentist... Give a local dentist a call and be properly taken care of. ...Read more

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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and dont wait. ...Read more

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What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

What will a dr do for abscessed tooth?

Abscess: It is very important you go see your dentist. You may need a root canal or even an extraction. You need to see your dentist as soon as possible an untreated infection can cause serious health issues including death. ...Read more

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What is done to fix an abscessed tooth?

What is done to fix an abscessed tooth?

Find the cause: An abscessed tooth could be caused by different reasons. Go to see a dentist to find out what the problem is and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

Can an abscessed tooth heal on its own?

NO: Abscess tooth can stop the pain on its own with establishing drainage through a fistula tract on the gum near the abscess tooth, or drain through the gum crevice around the affected tooth. However, continuous draining will cause bone loss either at the apex or at the side of tooth bony wall. It may develop a cyst slowly. It is rather a slow process (a year easily) so you can plan for treatment. ...Read more

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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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Would i know if i had an abscessed tooth?

Would i know if i had an abscessed tooth?

Not always: Often chronic infections fester until all of a sudden they flare up with pain and swelling. I have seen chronic infections, unknown to patients for years until they become acute or are discovered on x-rays. That it why it is so important to get routine dental exams and x-rays. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth! what should I do?

I have an abscessed tooth! what should I do?

See your dentist: Oral pain can be caused by many things. Identifying the origin of the pain will assist the doctor in making the appropriate diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is made a treatment plan will guide you to relief. Call your dentist today to get some help. ...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. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone.This tissue then can fill w/ ...Read more