Abscess in your tooth

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Avatar n tn MY CAT CHIPPED A K9 TOOTH ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO. IN SEPTEMBER MY VET RECOMMENDED GETTING IT PULLED. MY CAT HAS DISAPPEARED IN THE LAST 4 DAYS (VERY UNLIKE HER). I AM WONDERING IF I LET THE TOOTH GO FOR TOO LONG AND CAUSED AN INFECTION THAT MAY HAVE SPREAD TO HER BRAIN CAUSING HER TO LEAVE AND NOT COME BACK.
744115 tn?1232714417 Absolutely, get to an ER now! The other option would be find your local dental school, they also have emergency facilities. When you start getting swelling and warmth in the area, the infection has invaded the tissues outside of the mouth. It is highly possible for that infection to spread very quickly, and this can become life threatening.
Avatar n tn Make sure he takes that penicillin faithfully. Only your dentist will know if the tooth can come out when he sees it. In the meantime, tell your son to rinse with warm salt water (1/4 tsp per 8 oz water) to help ease the pain and to try sleeping with his head elevated some to minimize the swelling. Good Luck. Do let us know how he does.
Avatar n tn about a month later a little boil has come back is this anpother absess.
Avatar f tn A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. In a dental abscess, or tooth abscess there is accumulation of pus inside the teeth or gums. The abscess usually originates from a bacterial infection and is mostly caused by a dental infection. The common presenting complaints are severe toothache, breath odour, fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling of gums, swollen glands etc.
Avatar m tn For your understanding i want to mention that i have dental cavity abscessed tooth and they maybe infected because there is hole in both side of teeth, from teenage 4-5 years never visited doctor. some times i also have same type swelling in my cheeks some time on one side and some time on both side without any type pain thats also from 4-5 years.
Avatar m tn Therefore, if you feel better after taking antibiotics, it does not mean you have infection responsible for your symptoms. If you do have chronic infection in your mouth, clinical and radiographic exam can confirm. If your extensive dental treatment were rendered for left side facial pain and pain was not relieved, you may have a condition known as atypical odontalgia. Seeing an Orofacial pain specialist is advised.
Avatar n tn I went to see the dentist this past Saturday. I have a tooh abscess - with swelling in the cheek area. My dentist started me on antibiotics. My question is, how long will it take for the swelling to go down? It's been approximately 48 hours and it still feels about the same size. What would happen if it were to burst? At what point would I need to go to the ER.
Avatar f tn I have never had a tooth abscess until now. I called my dentist and they are trying to help me to keep cost down bc I have no insurance and xmas is right around corner so money is tight. I have a back molar that broke about 3 months ago ive been trying to save up for root canal but now I think I will need it pulled. The tooth stopped hurting and then I got the pus pocket under it that would flare up but then go down.
Avatar f tn Also, not taking care of an abscess tooth and the infection going into your blood stream in severe cases can cause death.
Avatar n tn your tooth stop paining may be it is good news but it is not necessary that your diseases is cured. you must visit your nearest Dentist and take advice from it professional dentist in Munich.
Avatar f tn Give them some more time to work. In the meantime, rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1/4tsp in 8oz warm water). This can really help to soothe the pain and help with swelling. Keeping your head slightly elevated at night can also help. Hope this helps. Do let us know how you are doing.
Avatar n tn I have a severe abscess tooth on the lower left side of my mouth. I have been to the ER and the dentist. I'm on antibiotics (clindamycin) 600mg ibuprofen and hydrocodone for pain. My dentist scheduled me an appointment to have the tooth pulled next Friday but since taking the antibiotics the whole left side of my face is extremely swollen my lips are severely swollen to the point I can't eat can barely drink and can't sleep.
Avatar n tn Do you think this is a definite sign of a tooth abscess due to the trauma of the crown? When I called about the appointment, they were already talking about the possibility of being referred to an endodontist for a potential root canal. Is this my only option? Can I not just kill off the infection with antibiotics? I broke the bank on the crown (no dental insurance), and I simply cannot afford another expensive procedure.
Avatar m tn I have fairly white healthy teeth, but I have an abscess behind my tooth, how can I get rid of it, or sooth the pain.
Avatar m tn I had a cracked tooth,I waited and put off something being done about it,and it became abscess,a pocket formed underneath it and also my jaw swelled up an I believe became infected, I went to the doctor, they numbed and drained the pocket,and gave me 2 antibiotics and a pain med, I'm no longer in pain (the cracked tooth is a little loose) but its been going on 3 days of antis and no change has occurred, is that normal? should I go back to the doctor?
Avatar f tn put a small piece in your tooth. It kills the root but at this point, who cares. It will take away A LOT of the pain.
Avatar m tn I have an abscess on the roof of my mouth from a bad wisdom tooth and been on antibiotics for 3 days now and it's only gotten bigger when will it eventually go down
Avatar m tn I developed a smaller abcess on my cheek at the weekend as a result to poor dental upkeep. I had a root left in my mouth and a tooth that had been over filled from a previous visit to the dentist 7 years ago that should have really have been a crown. I went to the dentist today and they pulled the root they said that it was most likely the cause of the abscess and after an hour and a half in the chair they finally pulled the roots.
Avatar f tn Or go to an emergency room or urgent care. In the mean time, ice water in your mouth can help. Rinse with salt water or hydrogen peroxide mixed with water. And take vitamin C. Drink lots of fluids, and ibuprofen is probably the best thing for the pain and swelling. If you don't have a problem with aspirin, you could try dissolving some baby aspirin on your tooth and the surrounding area. Or oil of cloves to help numb it. But I am not a doctor, so you really should find someone to call.
Avatar n tn I have an abscess right above my eye tooth on the side of my nose what can I do about it now I have a dental appointment on Friday
Avatar n tn hi i recently got an abscess in my tooth and it began to swell alot and was very painfull i went to the dentist and he pierced and drained it a little then put me on amoxicillin for 5 days its only my second day on the anti - biotics but the swelling is starting to become realy hard is this normal until the anti-biotics take effect? or should i be worried?
Avatar f tn And it could go ANYWHERE in the bathroom. tooth brushes and razors. when the bacteria lands on your razor, and you shave your arm pits (could happen on private areas and legs as well) the bacteria can clog your sweat glands and block it. Causing a back up of the toxins our body tries to get rid of. I feel your pain, and hope you get better.
Avatar m tn It could be a dental infection/abscess and in that case, it is highly advised to see what the problem is and to resolve it. Antibiotics most likely will not fix the problem. A root canal or extraction may be needed.
Avatar m tn It can lead to oral mucositis, tooth decay, osteonecrosis, or painful sores in your mouth or throat. If the tooth is healthy and can be saved your doctor will avoid pulling it out.It is important to care for infections in your mouth before they spread to your blood stream. It is important to see a doctor who is knowledgeable about your lymphoma and its treatment. Discuss the best timing and approach with your cancer specialist and dentist . Do write to me again with more queries.
Avatar m tn We took her to the vet and they thought it was a sting of some sort and gave her benedryl and something to soothe her stomach. Today I noticed that her breath smelled horrible and I saw a tooth in the very back that is black and green. The swelling from last weekend seemed to begin in the area the tooth is located. Could my dog have been misdiagnosed and really have an abscessed tooth?
Avatar f tn I am a smoker so I don't know if the pain is from smoking or from an infection I may have received from the tooth abscess. My question is, what are the symptoms of an infection in the heart? My other question is, is it possible that after taking 2 antibiotics would an infection have a chance of making it to my heart?
Avatar n tn 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.