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What kind of condition is a dental abscess?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: An infection

A dental abscess is an infection.
Infections are managed by antibiotics and by removing the source of the infection. As a result they can only be cured with the assistance of a dentist.

In brief: An infection

A dental abscess is an infection.
Infections are managed by antibiotics and by removing the source of the infection. As a result they can only be cured with the assistance of a dentist.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: Infection

Simply put a dental abscess is an infection.
It is most frequently caused by the nerve in the tooth dying from one of several causes. The infection should be treated by either having a root canal done if the tooth is salvageable or having it extracted.

In brief: Infection

Simply put a dental abscess is an infection.
It is most frequently caused by the nerve in the tooth dying from one of several causes. The infection should be treated by either having a root canal done if the tooth is salvageable or having it extracted.
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Dental abcess

Tricky situation.
Periodontitis is tooth pain (irritation of tooth nerve due to caries) . The vast majority of the time, it is not a tooth abcess. If you dont see an obviuos abcess formation on exam, then the only way to diagnosed tooth abcess is by panorax xrays. Let an oral surgeon diagnose and treat tooth abcess.

In brief: Dental abcess

Tricky situation.
Periodontitis is tooth pain (irritation of tooth nerve due to caries) . The vast majority of the time, it is not a tooth abcess. If you dont see an obviuos abcess formation on exam, then the only way to diagnosed tooth abcess is by panorax xrays. Let an oral surgeon diagnose and treat tooth abcess.
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