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

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Sorry

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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Treat it!

A tooth abscess is due to an infected pulp inside the tooth.
The toxic products filter through the end of the root. The immune system tries to wall this off, and this is the abscess. It hurts when it becomes filled w fluid or pus. This is called acute phase. The treatment is root canal therapy or extraction. Antibiotics are also used in conjunction w above treatment.

In brief: Treat it!

A tooth abscess is due to an infected pulp inside the tooth.
The toxic products filter through the end of the root. The immune system tries to wall this off, and this is the abscess. It hurts when it becomes filled w fluid or pus. This is called acute phase. The treatment is root canal therapy or extraction. Antibiotics are also used in conjunction w above treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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In brief: Abcess

An abcessed tooth needs to be treated with a root canal.
Antibiotics will reduce the swelling temporarily, but if the tooth is not treated, the swelling will return.

In brief: Abcess

An abcessed tooth needs to be treated with a root canal.
Antibiotics will reduce the swelling temporarily, but if the tooth is not treated, the swelling will return.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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