Abscess tooth drainage

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Hi, I am on clindamycin 300mg for a tooth abscess. The dentist drilled a hole in the tooth for drainage. The swelling seems to be going down, but very slowly.Is this typically a slow process?
I am a little worried because the botched filling (meant to be a crown) has signs on the tooth that this was the cause of the abscess and my cheek is still very large ( a little more embarassing presenting in public than anything) as there is no pain. The cheek has changed shape but is still large and moved down towards my jaw instead of up near my eye. How long does the abscess take to drain? as the dentist was looking for drainage that never came.
He said that he's got a tooth abscess in a healthy tooth and that the tooth should be extracted. He said it is unusual in cats and that they don't know the cause. He also suggested some antibiotics for a few days before the surgery to help with the infection. Just wondering if it is worth trying to save the tooth. Go through the course of antibiotics and see if he gets better. My vet made me feel like I was just being cheap and that conventional wisdom is to just remove the tooth.
The only possible reason for this abscess that I can think of is that about a year ago, my front tooth got the corner chipped off. Please respond asap... I am a worrier!! This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/652619'>dental abscess</a>.
I have a tooth abscess on a tooth that is badly chipped/broken and has a major cavity. It's sort of like 1/4 of the tooth is gone and you can feel the gum in that spot. I saw my dentist 4 days ago and was given pencillin, and ibuprofen and vicodin for pain to rid the infection to have it treated. They are closed on weekends, so I haven't tried to call but am not sure if I should seek out some urgent care.
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My 8 year old cat, Kupid was diagnosed with a dental abscess about a week ago and put on clindamycin 1 ml twice a day. When she started she had a pink drainage coming from her right eye and right nostril. Her eye has gotten better and her nose has slightly improved. She is still sneezing and looks terrible but she is eating on her own. This cat has failed the pre anesthesia test twice after having complications during her spay surgery so we are reluctant to put her under to pull her tooth.
It would be best for you to see your dentist and have them do an incision and drainage on the area. The abscess you are describing sounds very large and you should see a dentist immediately. The swelling may continue to spread and it may go to other parts of your head and face so its best to manage it ASAP before there are more complications. The antibiotics may keep the infection in check but there is definitely an underlying problem that the antibiotics cannot fix.
The hole is a drainage hole for the infected material (blood, pus) that collects in a sort of pocket. The water was cloudy most likely because there is at least one more drainage hole on the inside of your cat's mouth that the stuff has been leaking out of. These kind of abcesses are usually started by a minor, one time injury like a puncture or scratch. Since you are only seeing blood when you clean it, it has already drained.
The antibiotics are generally used to control the abscess from worsening and sometimes to help bring down the swelling but it doesn't cure the underlying problem of why you have an abscess in the front place. If the antibiotics aren't working, treatment may be needed such as drainage, extraction or a pulpectomy.
Due to a tooth abscess, my cheek swelled out. An endodontist drained it and put my on a course of anti-biotics telling me it had reached a dangerous stage. (Prior to this the other side of my mouth had a gum abscess - and left untreated. My face and neck blew up and then went down without a problem) A week later after the drainage, the swelling is down by about 90% but there remains a hard lump in my cheek, and the surface area of my cheek over it is numb, also affecting my mouth on that side.
Hello, I cracked a tooth next to the front tooth like 3 month ago , iI developed an abscess my face swell up It was so bad that my eyes shut from being so swollen,i went to the ER and an oral surgeon open up my gums To drain out the infection. my is he left a drainage in my mouth & said i must come back on tuesday to remove it I was on heavy medication and so much pain did not bother to ask why the drainage was keep there for 2 day. I Have go back Monday to remove it.
antibiotic alone wont cure the abscess, drainage is mandatory, either through the same tooth (Root Canal Treatment) or Surgical...
If it persists, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation and to rule out tooth infection or abscess. Take care and do keep us posted.
Last week, i ended up having my first encounter with a abscess tooth. It was and has been horrible. Since then, I have been put on Advil, Hydrocodon-acetanino, and Clindamycin. I've also seen my dentist who started a root canal on the tooth but just drilled a whole, did some drainage, not all, and left a sponge in it so it can fully drain. I'm supposed to go back next week to complete the full root canal.
This was done about 2.5 hours ago. I thought the drainage would make the swelling go down instantaneously. Anyway the prescribed me a stronger antibiotic and painkillers, but I just wanted to make sure because I've been in serious cheek pain for like 4 days. What gives?
My cat was diagnosed with a tooth abscess about a week ago. She was prescribed clindamycin liquid 1ml twice a day. She has been given the pre anesthesia testing several times in the past and has been unable to be anesthatised. When I took her to the vet she had a dark pink drainage from her right eye and right nostril. Her eye seems about 75% better but her nose is about the same. How long might it take to see improvement.? If she can't have the tooth removed what else can be done?
Recently I visited my dentist because I was experiencing extreme pain in my mouth. They told me my upper left wisdom tooth was infected and prescribed me a prescription for an antibiotic and ibuprofen to help with the discomfort, as well as referring me to an oral surgeon. I have an appointment in three days with the oral surgeon for an exam (Its been two weeks already) but I have the feeling my tooth is still infected even after taking the antibiotic.
You can take painkillers like ibuprofen or Paracetamol to help relieve the pain. You need urgent drainage of the pus from the abscess and, if necessary your doctor may need to remove any teeth that have been damaged by the infection. If left untreated the infection can cause osteomyelitis and sepsis. Schedule an appointment soon. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
May 15 I developed an abscess. They can't get me in to get the 2 teeth pulled until June 25th. The next day, my cheek was the size of a baseball and the meds weren't helping. I went to th ER. Dr numbed it, cut a slit in it, gave me dilaudid &zophran, &sent me home with vicodin. RELIEF! June 3 it was back. I went to the dentist June 5. He couldn't see me. They called in 825mg amoxicillin 2x a day &the weakest dose of vicodin.
the swelling makes it look like i have a golf ball on the bottom right side of my face (where the unfinished root canal tooth is) and hasnt developed quite whats described by people with abscesses... like a ball of pus... but it has JUST started to feel bumpy. i have a VERY important day of work tomorrow and was just hoping to know how quick the swelling will die down after my root canal.
The other RC was done a couple of years ago because of sensitivity and some indication of minor root decay due to old trauma (probably when I broke the other front tooth.) I still have a pressure feeling in the newer RC tooth. I also have intermittent recession of the gums on both teeth. In recent weeks I have had stinging in gums around both front teeth, particularly where the crown meets the roof of my mouth in the back. I have some noticeable recession of the gums and redness.
Standard treatment of a tooth abscess is to drain pus and then disinfect and fill tooth, or remove tip of root (an apicectomy) if it cannot be disinfected, or take the tooth out. Specific remedies to be taken every hour for up to 10 doses while waiting for dental treatment a.. Copious saliva, spongy gums Mercurius 30c b.. First hint of an abscess, tooth and surrounding gum feel hot, mouth dry Belladonna 30c c..
The abscessed tooth was swollen under her eye and drained from her gums. During the surgery they flushed it out and the swelling went down. When we picked her up, the area was swollen again. The vet was surprised but gave us antibiotics, pain meds and anti inflams for her. After the meds, she still had the swelling and it was draining again from her mouth (at times if it got really big it would drain clear fluid but it was majority of the time it was blood).
infection doesn't normally cause fevers. Have you had your teeth looked at? Sometimes tooth problems ( impacted, infection,abscess, grinding ) can cause these symptoms. The things that work for me are: sinus rinses...you can buy them in every pharmacy. Claritin allergy spray...but can only be used for three days. Try hot/cold packs...alternate them.
A root canal may be needed while in severe infection removal of tooth and surgery for drainage of abscess may help. Untreated abscesses can lead to brain abscess, osteomyelitis of jaw, endocarditis etc.Do keep me posted on how you are doing. Best luck and regards!
Hi there, The common causes of ulceration above eye tooth are gingivitis, canker sore, or a periodontal abscess. These are only few possibilities. You may get it examined by a dentist A dental examination and X-Ray may be helpful. Treatment will be specific depending on the underlying cause. Keep me posted. Best luck and regards!
I think I can feel a vertical crack in tooth #3, and the same tooth on the opposite side. I think I am getting pus drainage through those 2 teeth (large fillings), and I think the bumps on my hard palate have something do do with these teeth. It almost feels it swells up, and then drains throught tooth #3. I also think I grind my teeth at night. I ran acrossed some articles about fistula's. What are the symptoms of a fistula? How would a dentist diagnos a fistula?
Hello, This persistent abscess that does not get cleared with antibiotics is called Parulis as this elevated nodule is actually an opening of fistulous tract from some chronic abscess either in association with tooth (periapical abscess) or gum abscess or could be sinus in your case. As I can not do physical exam hence can not say for sure about the origin of the abscess. It needs x-ray and second opinion of a dentist who can examine.
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