Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt?

Maybe. The removal of an infected tooth usually has discomfort. Sometimes it can be painful depending on how involved the extraction is, if the patient is a smoker, if the patient is non compliant with after care instructions, etc. Usually most patients recover fine and pain medications will help them get through the first few days. Good luck.
Possibly. An abscess is acidic. Dental anesthetic works best in an alkaline environment. So the abscess may work against the anesthetic. That does not mean that a surgeon or dentist can't get you numb, it may just take more anesthetic. Sedation is a great way to go for an extraction if that fits into your budget. You will remember nothing afterwords.
Potentially. If there is severe pain and pressure, sometimes fully effective numbing of the area can not be achieved and the extraction may be painful. Other times, the tooth may be extracted without pain.

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Does an abscess tooth extraction hurt? And how about if the tooth gets pulled, does it hurt?

A little. Your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the site. You can request pain medication for pain that may occur when the local anesthetic wears off. Read more...
NO. Thanks to modern anesthesia, the pain of removing an infected tooth is minimal. Untreated infected teeth and gum infection is very painful already, so I would get to an oral surgeon near you as soon as possible. Read more...
No. The dentist will use numbing medicine so you will not feel pain when they remove the tooth. Hope this helps. Good luck with that tooth. Dr R. Read more...
Hang in there. Usually local pain medication such as lidocaine is injected at site to prevent much pain. Some discomfort may occur especially with the injections of lidocaine. Read more...

After a tooth extraction (for tooth abscess), does the dentist leave it so that there's a hole on the gum (where the tooth used to be)?

Yes. After the tooth is removed. The dentist will clean out the infected tissues around the tooth. Then the blood will fill in where tooth used to be and form a clot. If the clot is lost prematurely you will get dry socket (quite painful). But, the clot (or the hole as you called it) will eventually be filled in by bone and gum tissue. Read more...

Had an abscess then my tooth was extracted but lump is still there from abscess has been 3 days since tooth extraction. How long till it goes away.

Cannot predict. Without seeing the area before and after and the damage done by the abscess it is not possible to say. Are you on antibiotic ? Often this will help the swelling go down. Keep an eye on it as sometimes these do not heal right away and require further drainage. Do not hesitate to contact the Dentist who did the extraction if unsure. Good Luck. Read more...

I had a tooth extraction done 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has been very painful and is now red and I think abscessed. But I just saw dentist Wednesday.

Pain Source ??? Only a Dentist can determine if an infection exist. Generally the pain is from another source like maybe a TMJ pain that triggers that area. It could also be a bone area that is not reshaping itself very well and may need to be reshaped to heal better. Read more...
Question ? Not sure what your question is. Allow your dentist to handle the problem and refer you to an oral surgeon if it continues. Read more...
Return. Return to your Dentist immediately. Referral to an Oral Surgeon may be in order, especially if there is an infection or a dry socket. Read more...
See below. See the dentist for a clinical examination, make sure to follow all instructions, such as no smoking. More important have a treatment plan about replacing the missing tooth. Read more...
Post op healing. It sounds like you have some concerns about healing after your extraction. The best thing to do is to contact the extracting dentist and report your concerns. If it is determined that there is an infection an antibiotic will be prescribed or changed. In the meantime follow the post op instructions you were given. . Read more...
Cause of pain? Your own dentist who just saw you should be able to explain what's going on and why you are still have problems. He/she is also best equipped to determine whether you are just experience delayed healing with a low pain threshold or if there is actually an infection and /or further treatment necessary. If you are unsatisfied with his/her explanation, consult an Oral Surgeon for a second opinion. Read more...
Monitor change. Re-evaluate the symptoms you are experiencing and determine whether they are increasing (getting worse) decreasing (getting better). If you are improving consistently (even if it's slow), you are probably fine; pending this is consistent with the instructions your provider gave you. If you are getting worse or nothing, you should make another follow-up appointment. Read more...

Does every gum abscesses require either root canal or tooth extraction?

No. If the abscess does not require root canal therapy or extraction of the affected tooth, then most likely periodontal surgery would be involved. In addition, an abscess on a previously treated root canal would probably require an apicoectomy. Read more...
No, No. Some gum abscesses might be periodontal in nature and you might just need to have a deep cleaning with local anesthesia to clear up the infection. Read more...

Where can I get more information about tooth extraction on an abscessed tooth that requires bone graphing?

Information. I would google extraction and dental bone grafting. Basically the tooth will be extracted, the area cleaned of all infected tissue and a graft material placed (not needed if all walls are intact and you plan on an implant shortly) and the area is left to heal. Also talk to your surgeon as the web can give you too much information and every case is different. Read more...

How much is involved in a tooth extraction and absess draining? What cost?

A lot, but affordabl. An abscess tooth produces an acute inflammatory process, resulting in a exudate of pus that must be removed from the extraction site through drainage. Antibiotics are common, as well as incision and suturing of a drain in place. Removing the tooth will assist in establishing a drain, but could impede healing if reactive tissues remain. The cost is extraction about $200 and incision $200. Do it. Read more...
Depends. The extraction of the tooth and incision and/or drainage of the abscess depends on the extent of the abscess and structures involved, the position of the tooth, how much tooth structure is remaining, as well as the type of anesthesia provided. All of the factors mentioned above affect the cost, as well as individual fees charged by different offices. Read more...

I had a tooth extraction. Had an abcess and afraid infection got into blood will the extraction take care of infection. If its in the blood.?

Antibiotics will. There is no need to be unduly concerned about the spread of infection. If you had an infection, your dentist should have given you a prescription for antibiotics which should prevent the spread of any infection. Take the antibiotics as prescribed and follow all your dentist's instructions and be sure to be seen for a follow-up visit. If you have any questions or concerns, call your dentist. Read more...
Immune system. If you are not immune-compromised, the infection-fighting components of your immune system in the blood stream will usually be quite protective. Dental abscesses have no blood supply so fairly high levels of systemic antibiotics are necessary to be effective. Once your full immune system comes into play via the blood stream the infection will usually resolve more rapidly. Read more...