Abscess tooth left untreated

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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 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 f tn "A tooth abscess is an infection that occurs in a tooth that can cause a toothache, and if left untreated can cause loss of tooth or spread to other parts of the body" Causes of Tooth Abscess
Avatar n tn Is tooth #3 overfilled? It looks like some of the material may have been extruded beyond the bottom of the tooth?? They do look like sloppy jobs...
Avatar m tn Hi there, Tooth decay if left untreated can cause pain,tooth loss, broken teeth, chewing problems ,tooth abscess and serious infections .An untreated cavity can lead to a tooth abscess and untreated tooth decay can destroy the inside of the tooth pulp which leads to tooth loss. Proper care of the teeth and a regular dental examination is very important for maintaining dental health. See a dentist at the earliest. Best wishes and regards!
Avatar n tn What happens if an absess is left untreated? My husband has an absess in which has gone untreated for months. The fact he feels tired,no pep, and started to developed other assortment of problems. Would this be part of his tooth absess problems?
Avatar m tn (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. My smile is now crooked.
Avatar f tn Hello, How long does a tooth with an old restoration and decay left untreated take to develop a periapical abscess. Does it take months or years?
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.
Avatar m tn Hello, A dental examination is necessary for appropriate diagnosis and treatment of your condition.Tooth decay if left untreated can result in tooth abscess. 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. You may need antibiotics for a prolonged duration and anti-inflammatory drugs if there is pain associated with it.
Avatar m tn Hello, A dental examination is necessary for correct diagnosis and management of your condition. Tooth decay if left untreated can result in tooth abscess. 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. You may need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs if there is pain associated with it. Amoxicillin is drug of choice.
2186126 tn?1384961026 She had been struggling with seizures for a year and a half before she suddenly developed a tooth root abscess and was unable to heal from. Sadly, it forced me to put her to sleep w/ in a week. Her teeth didn't seem so bad, though I wanted to have them cleaned last year to be on top of her oral care. However, because of her seizures, my vet didn't want to put her through dental surgery/ anesthesia; this was a mistake. She should have referred me to an animal hospital where they can resuscitate.
Avatar f tn 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!
Avatar n tn This gum swelling can lead to abscess formation. If left untreated severe complications can arise. You may need anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics. It is best to get it seen by a dentist. Treatment will be specific based on the cause. Do keep me posted. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn Ask yourself if you would be prepared to pay out for treatment if YOU had an abscessed tooth. Abscessed teeth are no fun. It won't go away by itself, and if left untreated could even possibly spread to the bone, or worse. Pulling the tooth is the best plan. But a course of antibiotics could kill the infection. And that won't cost a bomb.
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 f tn A person who does not receive treatment for a cracked tooth, exposed tooth or a deep cavity is at risk of developing a tooth abscess.People with several cavities are at risk due to poor oral hygiene, high sugar diet etc.If left untreated it can erupt into the bone area and destroy tissue. The infection can spread into the deeper jaw and surrounding tissue or other parts of the body. It is possible that the abscess has not healed completely.
Avatar f tn I've always been a worry wart, but never like this. The dentist didn't mention an abscess, just a tooth infection. Are they the same thing??? It's really weird, bc I don't have pain or swelling in that area.
Avatar n tn Dear Rose2004 Was the swelling due to the untreated tooth or was it after the root canal? If it was after the root canal and it is still recurring may there is an accessory canal that was missed or the infection could be stemming from another tooth. Has a fracture of the root itself been ruled out? I would recommend you have another evaluation by the endontist.
Avatar f tn If the root exposure causes injury and death of the inner living pulp tissue, a root canal is essential. A severe tooth abscess if left untreated may become large enough to perforate bone and extend into soft tissue eventually becoming osteomyelitis and cellulitis respectively. This may follow path of least resistance spreading internally and externally.
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 n tn Hello, A dental examination and X rays are necessary for correct diagnosis and treatment of your condition. Tooth decay if left untreated can result in tooth abscess. 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. She may need antibiotics for a prolonged duration and anti-inflammatory drugs if there is pain associated with it.
Avatar f tn If the infection is left untreated it can lead to tooth abscess. A visit to the dentist, who may prescribe antibiotics or pain relievers may help. Keep me posted. Treatment will depend on the cause. Hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar f tn Tooth decay if left untreated can result in tooth abscess. 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. You may need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs if there is pain associated with it. Consult and get treated as soon as possible. There are many causes of dry mouth. There are many causes of dry mouth.
1408267 tn?1281384560 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 f tn Should I just get this tooth pulled not having a crown on it has caused it to break a little there was very little tooth left to save so mostly filling.
Avatar f tn Accumulation of food particles can act as a potential source of infection and can cause abscess formation if left untreated. You need a course of antininflammatories and may be antibiotics. It is important to treat the cause of your problem. A dental examination and X-rays are important for ascertaining the cause of your symptoms. I hope it helps. Best luck and regards!
Avatar m tn If left untreated you can develop dental abscess. It is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury .Whether a person needs root canal or not can be confirmed through a complete history, clinical examination and Xrays.If you have been advised to undergo root canal better to get it done soon. In this procedure the doctor gives you local anesthetics before doing it.