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I have a tooth abscess but I am too ill to receive treatment. How urgent is it?

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Dr. R Thomas
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Abscess urgency

An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated.
I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon.

In brief: Abscess urgency

An abscess can be a life-threatening problem if not treated.
I would strongly urge you to contact your dentist at least for an evaluation soon.
Dr. R Thomas
Dr. R Thomas
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It is urgent!

Tooth abscess if left untreated, can be life threatening.
The infection can increase significantly in 1-2 days. Get treated asap.

In brief: It is urgent!

Tooth abscess if left untreated, can be life threatening.
The infection can increase significantly in 1-2 days. Get treated asap.
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ??Too ill??

Doesn't make too much sense- unless the tooth abscess is addressed, it can develop into a blood infection or even worse, a meningitis - if it hurts like heck, you feel ill, and have some other signs such as night sweats or fever, get to the ed immediately.
Since your case is complicated, it would be more appropriate to ask your doctor now, rather than posing your question in this venue.

In brief: ??Too ill??

Doesn't make too much sense- unless the tooth abscess is addressed, it can develop into a blood infection or even worse, a meningitis - if it hurts like heck, you feel ill, and have some other signs such as night sweats or fever, get to the ed immediately.
Since your case is complicated, it would be more appropriate to ask your doctor now, rather than posing your question in this venue.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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