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Do you think I should take off work if I have an abscess tooth?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Go straight to a dentist or an oral surgeon and have the tooth treated or removed.
Tooth infections can become life threatening rapidly. If you are unable to take off work today, have a doctor prescribe you antibiotics at least. Good luck.

In brief: Yes

Go straight to a dentist or an oral surgeon and have the tooth treated or removed.
Tooth infections can become life threatening rapidly. If you are unable to take off work today, have a doctor prescribe you antibiotics at least. Good luck.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Listen to your body

The dali lama once said, 'in our youth, we sacrifice our health in order to make money.
Then in our advanced years, we spend all our money trying to regain our health!' is there really a question, in your mind, that you should have a very serious problem examined and treated?

In brief: Listen to your body

The dali lama once said, 'in our youth, we sacrifice our health in order to make money.
Then in our advanced years, we spend all our money trying to regain our health!' is there really a question, in your mind, that you should have a very serious problem examined and treated?
Dr. Joseph Kim
Dr. Joseph Kim
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Take off work to have it treated asap.

In brief: Yes

Take off work to have it treated asap.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Priorities

Although it's a judgment call on your part, you should make every effort to see a dentist asap as infections can spread and cause serious complications, as well as become life threatening.
There are many dentists that have evening hours. It is better to have it treated; don't be tied to one dentist. Left untreated, if it worsens, you might end up losing even more time off from work!

In brief: Priorities

Although it's a judgment call on your part, you should make every effort to see a dentist asap as infections can spread and cause serious complications, as well as become life threatening.
There are many dentists that have evening hours. It is better to have it treated; don't be tied to one dentist. Left untreated, if it worsens, you might end up losing even more time off from work!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Joel Piehl
Dentistry - Periodontics

In brief: Yes

Yes if you use that time to see your dentist.

In brief: Yes

Yes if you use that time to see your dentist.
Dr. Joel Piehl
Dr. Joel Piehl
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