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My daughter has a rotten tooth in the back and now there is abig bump coming out the side of her gum I can't get to the dentist till friday what to do?

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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Infected Tooth

As long as the lump is not growing and there are no problems with neck swelling and there are no problems with swallowing and there are no problems with breathing .
.. Ok to wait a few days. If any of these develop, go see her pediatrician right away. If unable to see, go to er for prompt treatment. If all the above negative, ok to wait a few days to see her dentist.

In brief: Infected Tooth

As long as the lump is not growing and there are no problems with neck swelling and there are no problems with swallowing and there are no problems with breathing .
.. Ok to wait a few days. If any of these develop, go see her pediatrician right away. If unable to see, go to er for prompt treatment. If all the above negative, ok to wait a few days to see her dentist.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Abscess

This sounds like an abscess which needs to be seen by a dentist asap.
Patients with tooth abscesses need antibiotics followed by a root canal or removal of the tooth. Without treatment, the infection can spread to the bones and blood. Sometimes, patients can call the dentist before hand and get the best course of action directly from the dentist. But people should not delay seeking treatment.

In brief: Abscess

This sounds like an abscess which needs to be seen by a dentist asap.
Patients with tooth abscesses need antibiotics followed by a root canal or removal of the tooth. Without treatment, the infection can spread to the bones and blood. Sometimes, patients can call the dentist before hand and get the best course of action directly from the dentist. But people should not delay seeking treatment.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotics

See a doctor to get some antibiotics.
If there is any difficulty breathing, fevers or severe swelling o the face, go straight to the er. Good luck.

In brief: Antibiotics

See a doctor to get some antibiotics.
If there is any difficulty breathing, fevers or severe swelling o the face, go straight to the er. Good luck.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Call your dentist

If your child has a badly decayed tooth that has abscessed, the infection needs immediate attention.
Ask your dentist to see her asap or refer you to someone who can.

In brief: Call your dentist

If your child has a badly decayed tooth that has abscessed, the infection needs immediate attention.
Ask your dentist to see her asap or refer you to someone who can.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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