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How do you tell the difference between a wisdom tooth or dental abscess?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
5 doctors agree

In brief: See dentist

This is not a distinction you should try to make yourself.
In either case it will require intervention and a good professional opinion is in order.

In brief: See dentist

This is not a distinction you should try to make yourself.
In either case it will require intervention and a good professional opinion is in order.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: See a dentist

Either way you need a dentist and that is their job to figure it out for you.
A wisdom tooth can abcess so it could be both. Just so see a dentist and get it resolved.

In brief: See a dentist

Either way you need a dentist and that is their job to figure it out for you.
A wisdom tooth can abcess so it could be both. Just so see a dentist and get it resolved.
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need to be seen

A wisdom tooth is a dental structure and and an abscess associated with a wisdom tooth is a dental abscess.
A clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays will determine if the abscess is related to a wisdom tooth or possibly to another source.

In brief: Need to be seen

A wisdom tooth is a dental structure and and an abscess associated with a wisdom tooth is a dental abscess.
A clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays will determine if the abscess is related to a wisdom tooth or possibly to another source.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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