Tooth extraction of abscessed tooth

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Yes, its the infection spreading in the cheek area, pinching the muscles and causing a problem with the movement of the jaw. How many day of antibiotics has it been now? One finger is quite narrow. How's the swallowing and breathing?
Well, I would probably go with the opinion of the specialist as they're specially trained to do root canals and determine the restorability of a tooth. I generally refer my patients to an endodontist to determine the extent of cracks in teeth as they have mircoscopes that can magnify the tooth. If there is significant bone loss in an area where the crack leads, then it can indicate the crack is below the gum line quite deep into the bone.
I have an abscessed tooth and last week I went to the dentist for the first time in years. My face was really REALLY swollen and after a CT scan I was prescribed antibiotics. I took the last one this morning after a 7 day dose and, although minimal, I still have some facial swelling. It is uncomfortable and I can feel it but it does not hurt. The dentist told me today that they are unable to help, I will need oral surgery to take the tooth out under GA.
I have considerable ear and jaw pain as well as the area of extraction. I'm taking ibuprofen and Norco and continuing antibiotics per instructed. I was hoping to skip pain meds in the night, but had to get up and take them. Is the pain from the infection or the procedure? When can I expect this to start to feel better?
Hi, I'm having a tooth extraction on Friday for an abscessed tooth (a bottom side molar) but have been reading that anaesthesia will not work if an abscess is still present. I was on a week's course of Amoxicillin but the abscess is still there which obviously means the medication did not work. I have had no pain from the abscess all throughout but am still worried that this will be a painful procedure because the abscess is still there. What shall I ask my dentist and what will I expect?
My 15 year old just had braces put on 3 weeks ago and he now has an abscessed tooth in the front of his mouth. Could the braces have caused this and since it was caught early is a root canal or extraction inevitable? I'm trying to decide if the braces should just come off.
I was given an antibiotic and 2 days worth of Vicodin. I have taken all 10 days of my medicine, the swelling has gone down some...I still have a large hard lump along my jaw. The pain is still very intense. I am taking reg. strenght tylenol for pain. It does not really help. My dentist can not do a RC until mid Jan. I am afraid to wait this long and I don't know if I can take this pain much longer.
I have an abscessed tooth and its in my gums on bottom, been on antibiotics, painkiller for five days, swollen and big lump on jaw. Dentist wont lance it because it still hasn't come up to a head yet. Should I go to ER, or just give it more time?
On Monday I had emergency oral surgery to have an abscessed tooth removed, my face and jaw were very swollen. My dentist first put me on Amoxicillin 500 mg, which I started, but when he sent me to the oral surgeon he took me off that and put me on Clindamyin HCL 150 mg. First I am worried about taking the later one due to all the horrible side effects. So far no side effects, its been day 4 of taking them.
It may have been a sinus infection, but the headache started once all of the congestion was GONE! The CAT scan showed an abscessed tooth on tooth #14 (upper left), same side that all my pain! So, I had that tooth and two upper wisdoms removed on Jan 23rd. A little history on #14. That tooth had a root canal done when i was in my teens (now 34). The abscess had been there for YEARS, as it would get a little pimple on the gum and would go away... I didn't realize the danger in that.
Im sure all this discharge (phlegm) that i am constantly having to clear from my throat is coming from the back of my nose (sinus related) which is caused by the abscessed upper molar tooth. All my symptons are on the same side as the abcessed tooth.
I had an extraction a few years ago while preg. It was painful, but not nearly as painful as the abscessed tooth. And afterwards I was really thankful because the pain from all the excess blood in the gums, etc really made me miserable.
Cause like most people out there, I have never actually heard of bruising of a tooth before, or had even thought it was possible. My profession is medical also. I trust the AirForce dentists cause it's their job to make sure it's members maintain a dental fitness standard for deployment. Also when they're military themselves, you know they're getting paid on salary and each face does not mean an extra buck.
My father had a left upper third molar extraction performed in August in preparation for dental implants. His tooth may have been abscessed, and it was quite difficult to remove and needed to be broken in two pieces to get out. The dentist really had to push on my dad's fact to get the tooth out. Within a couple weeks after the extraction, he began using a straw to drink and over the course of several weeks, the left side of his face grew more paralyzed.
I'm a 29yr. old female. I have unfortunately never been to the dentist until 2wks ago. I went to have an abscessed impacted wisdom tooth extracted on the lower left side. The "dentist" struggled for 2 hours to remove the tooth, and after getting a drill, dislocating my jaw, and cutting the inside of my cheek (on accident), finally had to stop digging. Immediately following this trauma, I complained of painful and difficult swallowing. No one in the office seemed concerned.
I recently went to a dentist who said I had an abscessed tooth under a 3 unit fixed bridge. He wants to pull out the affected tooth. However, I'm concerned that if he does so he might damage the "good" teeth alongside of it that make up abutments. I put the procedure "on hold" because this same dentist tried to remove an abscessed tooth from an upper fixed bridge I had & "destroyed" the tooth next to it because it cracked during the procedure.
The swelling is normal after a permanant tooth extraction, use some cold packs on ur face.. Dry socket has to do with your tooth, it would almost gift more then your original toothache.. good luck hope swelling goes down soon.
HI, The antibiotics will only help temporarily to control the infection. Flaring up of the infection can occur in an abscessed tooth any time. One year is a long time and it is best not to postpone it for so long. If at all you need to postpone tooth extraction, keep regular follow up with your dentist. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.
so, i't's been 4 months since tooth extraction (before extraction had fatigue and breathing problems when watching tv.. after was waking up in middle of night gasping for air, then a week later i had problems where i couldn't sleep due to my body autonerves (as I believe) not working for me so i had to wake up completely and take a breath about 3 times into it then i slept e z) then on n on with symptoms and emergency room visits.. i have that medical gold coast so i'm safe to go for free. lol.
If it wasn't for the extraction, I would have guessed it was a sinus infection in which movement of the head (or moving around) causes the buildup of fluid in the sinus to cause pain as it moves around. It sounds like the swelling/soreness is from the injection. The fluid from the anesthetic probably stretched the tissue out and combined with the effort to keep open while they're extracting it may be causing that discomfort.
Two years ago I had a filling fall out of my very back upper right tooth but didn't feel any pain or any problems with it, so I sort of just forgot about it. Recently, however, it was causing me pain and I ended up in the ER. I was given antibiotics and a pain killer. I didn't take the antibiotics right away, like I should have, because I went to the dentist the day after and figured he would tell me what to do. I am guessing my tooth was abscessed, though neither places came out and told me.
What are the veins connected to canine tooth? Since it is the longest, does it needs more anesthesia than other tooth? Need some of your educated answers.
Most people obtain much relief once a root canal is started. Of course if the tooth is fractured beyond repair, then extraction may be recommended. You did not mention what his plans were for you. I would most definitely contact him and inform him of your present situation, especially with the weekend approaching so you are not in this same situation again seeking help on a weekend.
The healing process seems to be going fine, however, I'm concerned because the dentist didn't prescribe me with any antibiotics. I thought this was standard procedure when you get a tooth extracted because of an abscess? I'm concerned that he didn't clean out the wound and the abscessed area well enough and that I don't have any antibiotics to ensure that I don't get an infection. What are the symptoms of an infection from where a tooth was extracted?
I need #14, 13 and 3 extracted. #14 is broken to gumline (and painful) ; #13 is abscessed; #3 hurts when arthritis & FMS flares. I'm on SSDI - an oral surgeon would cause great financial hardship. Is there any reason why a dentist shouldn't extract these for me? I suffer from left sided facial and head pain. PCP thinks it may be from my teeth. Sinuses clear on CT. Thanks so very much in advance. Donating your effort and time is an incredible act of kindness.
The root was abscessed and I was given a week of antibotics. The tooth was checked/taken out of occlusion by both the endodontist and family dentist. Pain continued. At 6 weeks post root canal I took another week of antibiotics. Pain continued. Saw the endodontist two more times since original treatment. He advised I needed to wait 6 months post treatment to give the abscess time to heal and the bone time to regenerate.
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