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Will Tooth Infection Go Away After It Is Extracted
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Infected tooth extracted. Felt like knot or swelling in jaw before and after extraction. Could it be abscess? Taking amoxicillin. Will it go away?
A few hours: Or else you have a problem. If the numbness does not resolve in 4 or 5 hours you have cause to worry. If it lasts more than a day then you need emergency help to repair your nerve asap. The normal numbness is that of a regular injection lasting 4 hours or so. If it lasts longer than 6 hours call and contact the dentist and/or go to another dentist to see if there is nerve damage. Urgent! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the numbness go away after i remove my abscesses tooth?What could be the worst case scenario if it does not go away?
Most likely: Just get that tooth removed as soon as possible. I wouldn't worry about worst case scenarios. When you leave you house, you don't worry about worse case scenarios, do you? Hopefully not. I have yet to see permanent numbness from an abscessed tooth and have been practicing for over 40 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental abscess. Tooth surgically extracted. Completed 4 day antibiotics.How long does it take for gum not to be sore and pain to go away?
Could be a week..: ... sometimes a few days more or less. It really depends on the extent of the infection, the amount of swelling, the difficulty of the extraction, and your pain tolerance. All extractions are not the same. ...Read more
Eliminate the source: A tooth abscess is likely due to the nerve in the tooth or the periodontium (gums & bone) around the tooth. Once you remove the source of infection & see what's left, you may be able to save more than you thought including the tooth. You need a professional exam plus a root canal, gum treatment (a cleaning or more), or possibly that extraction you're trying to avoid. The sooner, the better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a hurting tooth cause your lip to go numb? If so will pulling the tooth fix the problem. Or will it take time after till it heals & recovers
How long does it take inflammation n infection in the neck n under the jaw to go away after ur wisdom teeth hav been extracted? Teeth caused infection
That depends: That depends on how bad the original infection was. You should start to feel improvement with in 24 hours and shoud be almost 100% healed with in 7 days. Be sure to follow your oral surgeon's instructions and take any antibiotics they have given you. If unsure how align is proceeding then have then take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should Not Last: Dental sensitivity can happen in certain cases, but most of the time the dentist should be able to tell you there may be sensitivity at the time of treatment, and why. He/she should also tell you what may need to happen if "this" happens, or "that" happens. Meaning, you should not be left wondering. Go back, let the dentist know your issue, i'm sure they will get right on it for you! don't wait. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wisdom tooth is infected. I was given penicillin. When will the swelling go down? And will the pain Go away with it?
Give it some time.: Antibiotics are not pain medications, so you may want to take something like Advil or Alleve to help with the pain. As far as the swelling goes, often the swelling gets worse for the first couple of day after starting antibiotics. By day 5 or so the swelling should be down. Remember, penicillin is only a temporary solution so you may want to see a dentist or oral surgeon to treat this properly. ...Read more
Having Pericoronitis, new wisdom tooth is coming, no gum swelling only mild discomfort, on antibiotics, how long will it take to come out and heal?
If ear isn't damaged but infection from a tooth then root cana but ear pain&dizzy is still there, & after antibiotics will earheal once tooth removed?
So I went to the dentist today after being on antibiotics to get my abscess tooth extracted, how long does it take for swelling to go down?
Depending on...: The type of infection it should go down within 3-7 days assuming you are following your doctors post-op instructions. In my experience doing this for 20 years, if the "source of the infection" is removed really the body (esp the mouth) should heal rather quickly. Anti-inflammatories are crucial, usually 600mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours with food or milk should help. Also icing/heat will help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abscessed tooth: Some will and some won't. I can only speak for myself. In my opinion, if a tooth is abscessed and cannot be saved (or chosen not to), it should come out as soon as possible.The quicker it's out, the sooner the patient is comfortable and the sooner the healing process can begin. There are cases where antibiotic coverage is preferable or required (with certain medical conditions). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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