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Is it safe to pull an abscessed tooth?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most likely

If the tooth is hopeless, then yes, that is the safest thing you could do; pull the tooth to get rid of the infection.
If it's a bad abscess, then get it done soon.

In brief: Most likely

If the tooth is hopeless, then yes, that is the safest thing you could do; pull the tooth to get rid of the infection.
If it's a bad abscess, then get it done soon.
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Extract!

Yes, but i would start you on antibiotics 2-3 days prior to the extraction! you will get numb easier and more profoundly!

In brief: Extract!

Yes, but i would start you on antibiotics 2-3 days prior to the extraction! you will get numb easier and more profoundly!
Dr. Michael Green
Dr. Michael Green
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Yes

They used to recommend placing patients on antibiotics for a couple of days prior to taking out a tooth.
I personally believe the sooner the tooth is extracted the better! antibiotics can be started right away. There are some medical conditions that require prior antibiotic coverage and some that require extended antibiotic regimens. Your dentist should be well aware of when this is necessary.

In brief: Yes

They used to recommend placing patients on antibiotics for a couple of days prior to taking out a tooth.
I personally believe the sooner the tooth is extracted the better! antibiotics can be started right away. There are some medical conditions that require prior antibiotic coverage and some that require extended antibiotic regimens. Your dentist should be well aware of when this is necessary.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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