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Is a dentist suppose to start the process of performing a root canal without draining the abscess if it's swollen the cheeks?

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In brief: Swollen abcess

Depending on the size of the infection and the amount of sweliing, we will sometimes place a patient on antibiotics for several days prior to starting a root canal.
This usually depends on whether the treating dentist feels antibiotics are necessary.

In brief: Swollen abcess

Depending on the size of the infection and the amount of sweliing, we will sometimes place a patient on antibiotics for several days prior to starting a root canal.
This usually depends on whether the treating dentist feels antibiotics are necessary.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: Yes, of coarse

The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment.
The treatments are: root canal treatment, tooth extraction and/or in some cases, drainage surgery. The treatment for this type of abscess is normally root canal treatment. Hope it helps.

In brief: Yes, of coarse

The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment.
The treatments are: root canal treatment, tooth extraction and/or in some cases, drainage surgery. The treatment for this type of abscess is normally root canal treatment. Hope it helps.
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