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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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Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Maybe: The removal of an infected tooth usually has discomfort. Sometimes it can be painful depending on how involved the extraction is, if the patient is a smoker, if the patient is non compliant with after care instructions, etc. Usually most patients recover fine and pain medications will help them get through the first few days. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

Treatment is best: I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the deciding factor. This information would be needed in trying to decide whether it is best to take the tooth, or treat the tooth. ...Read more

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Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No,: No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. ...Read more

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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...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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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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Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth with the appropriate dental procedure. ...Read more

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How serious is an abscessed wisdom tooth?

Abscessed Tooth: Serious enough to get you to the dentist and on treatment. Please do not wait. Go today. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Dental experts! what is better root canal or tooth extraction?

Keep the tooth: All things considered equal, like the tooth can be restored after the root canal without any periodontal treatment, then it's always better to have the root canal and save the teeth. It allows continuing contact with the adjacent teeth to keep them from shifting, and it allows contact with the teeth in the opposite jaw and keeps them from drifting up or down which could change your bite. ...Read more

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Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Could getting root canal on abscessed tooth hurt?

Should not: To the contrary, the root canal should relieve the pain! proper anesthesia should prevent pain during the procedure! ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for abscessed tooth?

What is the treatment for abscessed tooth?

Root canal / extract: Your dentist may first give you some antibiotics to get the infection down. Then, depending on the condition of the infected tooth, you may need a root canal and a crown on the tooth. If the tooth has a cavity that is too large or the tooth has a vertical fracture along the root or is splitting the tooth in half, then you may need to have the tooth extracted. ...Read more

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Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Can methadone treatment cause tooth decay?

Yes: You need to have a very good oral hygiene care as well as periodic visits to your dentist, probably three times or more a year to follow progression of decay , and give you Fluoride treatments to prevent further decay. ...Read more

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Does molar tooth extraction require surgery?

Not always: Molar tooth extraction can be simple with no surgery involved in many cases. Sometimes if a tooth is badly broken, or has had a root canal treatment in past that tooth may not come out easily and will need surgery. Also most unerupted and impacted third molars will need surgery to extract. ...Read more

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What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

What is another treatment solution of pus gum aside of root canal and tooth extraction?

See your DDS: The cause for your condition is not clear from your question. When prescribing a treatment, the etiology for the infection must be known. It would be best for you to attain a proper diagnosis from you dentist and then apply the best treatment for the condition. See your dds. ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth extraction be a common treatment for maxillary sinusitis?

Can wisdom tooth extraction be a common treatment for maxillary sinusitis?

No: True maxillary sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinus. While upper wisdom teeth reside adjacent to that sinus, it is hoped that their removal leaves the sinus intact, in which case the removal does nothing to treat the infection. Antibiotics generally are the treatment of choice for such in infection. ...Read more

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Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Dentist recommends root canal therapy on that tooth. What is root canal therapy?

Removes the nerve: A root canal removes the nerve, blood vessels, lymphatics and other dead cells in the center of the tooth. After the root canal is done, the tooth will not be sensitive to hot, cold or sweets. The tooth needs a root canal because the "nerve" of the tooth has died, liquefied and drained to the tip of the root can has attracted bacteria. ...Read more

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Can a periodontist do surgical wisdom tooth extraction?

Can a periodontist do surgical wisdom tooth extraction?

Technically yes...: ... but they probably would not since the procedure is beyond the scope of their practice and expertise. ...Read more

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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