Abscess tooth left untreated

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Avatar f tn How long does it take for a cavity to develop a periapical abscess? When is the tooth too far gone to save it? Hope to hear from an expert.
Avatar n tn If you have an abscess, you may lose the tooth and if the infection is left untreated it could possibly lead to septicemia or death (depending on location). You should see your dentist.
Avatar n tn It sounds like you may have an infection, it could be due to a wisdom tooth or a bad tooth. It may possibly be an abscess, you need to go to the emergency room you may need antibiotics. Left untreated you could have worse issues.
Avatar f tn Hello, A dental examination is necessary for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. A tooth abscess is usually a complication of tooth decay. Prompt treatment can save the tooth and a root canal may be recommended in an attempt to save the tooth. Untreated abscesses may get worse and can lead to life-threatening complications.
1408267 tn?1281380960 I can see a little lump there on top of the swelling? My first thought was that it could be a tooth abscess, like Misfits4Me said. Then I see the little lump, and wonder if it could be some kind of sting? Or possibly an abscess or boil just under the skin. How is she otherwise? Is she eating, or refusing food? Usually a sign there is an abscess under the tooth is refusal to eat (because it is painful to eat) Try Benadryl, and keep watching. If this doesn't go down the next day.
Avatar n tn During the dental, your doctor will be able to determine if there is an abscess or a tooth that needs to be extracted..... Just with humans, dental disease is quite painful....That's why your guy is not feeling well....When it gets worse, he will quit eating...... Don't let this go...A Dental problem left untreated can escalate to systematic infections, that eventually will damage the heart...... Please, schedule an appointment ASAP......Let us know what you find out.....
Avatar m tn ive had certain problems with my upper front left tooth, its gray/blue color at the top. the tooth has had many problems for a few years. i chipped it when i was younger and a few years later a pus bubble formed, ive had certain root canals, then when those failed i had a certain procedure where he did some thing at the tip of the root canal to try and save it.
Avatar m tn 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..
Avatar f tn i think a have an abcess, it started as a toothache and in the gum around the troubling tooth. then it spread along surrounding teeth which is very painfull and cheek is tender to touch. it looked like i had a sweet in my mouth but thismorning i woke up and the swelling has reached my left eye and my glad in my throat is also sore i have been told by family that it may well be an abcess.
Avatar n tn Hello & welcome You need to get your guy to a Vet ASAP....Sounds like Periodontal Disease...Hopefully, it's an abscess tooth that can be pulled.....It's not that he won't eat, but that he can't because it hurts too bad....He will need antibiotics for the infection.....This will only get worse if left untreated....Call your Vet for an appointment, Tomorrow....Let us know what you find out.....
Avatar f tn Most x-rays will not provide excellent clarity of a crowned tooth, thus missing the decay. If you are having pain, the tooth under the crown is inflamed, infected and bacteria are usually the cause. Antibiotics may provide some temporary partial relief but will likely not cure the problem. A root canal is most likely needed, and a dentist can do this, but the best is to see an Endodontics, which is a specialist for doing root canals.
Avatar f tn HI, The tingling and burning in the left hand may not be related to the tooth abscess. It is more likely to be due to compression of nerves in the spinal cord or due to peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by vitamin deficiency or due to systemic diseases like diabetes. Hence you should consult a Doctor for an evaluation. Also long standing abscess of the tooth can cause spread of infection to the jaw and neck also; hence it needs to be taken care of. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn The abscess can occur at different regions of the tooth for different reasons. A periapical (per-e-AP-ih-kul) abscess occurs at the tip of the root, whereas a periodontal (per-e-o-DON-tul) abscess occurs in the gums next to a tooth root. The information here refers specifically to periapical abscesses.
Avatar n tn If the pulp cavity is exposed and bleeding occurs, this pulp exposure can lead to infection within the tooth and subsequent abscess formation. Small fractures can extend deeper into the root which can destroy the area of tooth formation. Ideally trimming should be performed in a lightly sedated or anaesthetized animal where the pre-molar and molar teeth can be examined at the same time. Spurs (sharp knife like edges) of the check teeth can also be filed at this time.
Avatar f tn i am having a rear upper tooth extracted tomorrow - the pain will be slightly less than I have had over the last two weeks - this has been flaring up and down since February, but the last episode meant that I looked like I had a golf ball tucked in my cheek - my left nostril was numb, my head was too sore to brush my hair or touch, my neck hurt when I moved my head, my ear was crackling - the nhs dentist refused to drain the abscess but gave me antibiotics, these didnt work and I had another cou
Avatar f tn to whom it may concern, I am a 23 year old female with left lower mouth pain where the wisdom tooth should be, i went to an oral surgeon today who said he thinks its tmj but told me that the left lower wisdom tooth is impacted and in the bone near the jaw, im am thinking that it is my wisdom tooth that is causing the problem but he doesnt think so. he thinks its tmj what do any of you think it is.
Avatar m tn i havent been to a dentist in 10 years because i have a blood phobia and i have had many tooth abscesses. this last one is really bothering me. i have to take about 1600 mg of ibuprofen and 1000 mg of tylenol to keep the pain away. i feel like crap,i have flu like symptoms. body aches,chest tightness and fatigue..but i am concerned about my heart health here. i have posted a lot on this forum about my cardiac problems. my electrical system of my heart is really messed up.
Avatar m tn I have 4 days worth of amoxicillin left ( 3 500mg pills taken daily). My next appointment is this coming Tuesday.
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 f tn I developed an abscess in my lower left molar which hurt quite a bit. It was on a tooth than previously had a root canal performed on it. I was put on antibiotics, but the abscess moved into my cheek and my face became huge. My Endo. was unable to drain the abscess because of where it was located (under my cheek muscle), but went ahead and did the re-do root canal anyway after I was on antibiotics for four days.
Avatar n tn an infection has entered that tooth and caused an abscess. the pressure from the abscess has pushed the infection down into soft tissue and most likely infected the saliva glands (thus the swollen cheek) ibuprofen will help pain and some inflamation but the infection MUST be treated with antibiotics or it could spread to your neck, throat, or bloodstream and become life threatening. antibiotics are the only thing that will help these infections.
1307768 tn?1273363703 I had a root canal on my bottom left tooth(#19) 2 days ago, i've had 2 others with no pain, but this time it hurts. not the tooth itself but underneath in the gum by the jawbone, i noticed when i press on my cheek. my tooth feels excellent i can eat on it with no pain. i have a narrow jaw and as the endodontist said, long roots. maybe this has to do with the pain? its right by the nerve in my jaw, i can feel that much.