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If a tooth infection doesn't respond to antibiotics, what's next?

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Dr. Amber Patel
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Tooth pain

You need to see your dentist for all the options, but usually you are looking at either having an extraction or a root canal and a crown.
The root canal can only be performed on a tooth that is considered salvageable. The dentist can give you the final decision on that specific tooth. Don't wait until it gets worse, as the infection can spread and become life-threatening.

In brief: Tooth pain

You need to see your dentist for all the options, but usually you are looking at either having an extraction or a root canal and a crown.
The root canal can only be performed on a tooth that is considered salvageable. The dentist can give you the final decision on that specific tooth. Don't wait until it gets worse, as the infection can spread and become life-threatening.
Dr. Amber Patel
Dr. Amber Patel
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgical procedure

A surgical procedure called incision and drainage along with the extraction of the tooth may be performed.
The antibiotic medication may also be changed to a different one.

In brief: Surgical procedure

A surgical procedure called incision and drainage along with the extraction of the tooth may be performed.
The antibiotic medication may also be changed to a different one.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
Internal Medicine

In brief: May need extraction

The tooth may have a more serious infection which may require drainage or extraction by an oral surgeon.

In brief: May need extraction

The tooth may have a more serious infection which may require drainage or extraction by an oral surgeon.
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
Dr. Andreas Kogelnik
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