If you had an abscessed tooth removed but you still have swelling and pain where the tooth used to be could the infection still be in the jaw or gums?
That depends on how recently you had the tooth removed. If it was a few days ago, some swelling and pain are normal. But if it's been a week or more, that's not good. Yes, the infection could have spread. Call your dentist. It may be as simple as being prescribed antibiotics and/or the dentist may need to see you. ~ T
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What can you do about an infected jaw bone from an unfinished root canal and a pulled abscessed tooth?
Answer . You may want to use a search engine to look for the word "DentalCavitation" in parentheses.I'm not sure what an unfinished root canal is, except that when I have h…ad root canals they were usually started on one visit and completed on another. Was it started and not finished? When a tooth is pulled, a good oral surgeon should also carefully remove the periodontal ligament and scrape, or curette, the extraction site to remove any and all dead/necrotic bone. As for the root canaled tooth, it may be a goner if the site has become infected. The tooth may need to be extracted and the same clean out procedure done as mentioned above. When you talk to an oral surgeon, be sure he or she is familiar with removal of the periodontal ligament and removing all dead bone before suturing the site..
If you have pain from the top of your head to your eye ear jaw teeth and throat could this be a abscessed tooth or 5th nerve disease?
You should not wait to make an apt. with your doctor. The doctor is the person that will provide you with the diagnosis and treatment you need. A relative had these symptoms …so bad that he went to the emergency room. It turned out to be both an abcessed tooth and a resulting trigeminus nerve pain. The tooth had to be extracted.
Could a capped tooth that is throbbing and painful to the touch but has no swelling be a tooth infection?
Answer . it could, the root canal treatment may have failed.. ________________________________. Yes, this is possible and it sounds as though the tooth is infected or cra…cked. You should consult with your dentist. -Thornhill Dentist. www.bcdentalcare.ca
Is it possible to have an abscessed tooth for years not have any pain swelling or other symptoms and could this cause your blood to appear anemic?
Answer . I don't know about years, but yes, one can have abscessed teeth without having much pain and dentists are always shocked that some people get away with poor denta…l hygiene. If teeth are infected in any way the gums are too and yes, it can create other diseases and also make one anemic if poison gets into the blood stream. If you are afraid of dentists then don't be. They have come a long way. I use to be terrified of dentists and I am no longer afraid. I just had a lot of dental care done recently before my husband retires and I fell asleep for most of it in the dental chair.\n. \nIf it's a matter of money and you don't have dental then clinics will do this or you can go to a dental school. These students are well on their way to becoming dentists are just fine to work on your teeth.
decayed teeth . You need to treat the infected tooth with a dose of antibiotics first then you can remove it!!!
Rinse with warm salt water. Rinse with antiseptic mouthwash , avoiding the flavored variety as may contain sugar. This works excellent to relieve immediate pain at sight …of tooth. Warm slightly if sensitive to temperature. Ibuprofen for pain and swelling. Antibiotics for infection. See dentist for further treatment. To end the abscess pain after you get your prescription from the dentist this is what I did. I did two penicillin tablets, waiting 5 hours did one more (while using mouthwash and my pain meds which did not work) Then I got some purple Listerine and splashed a few capfuls in my water-pick with warm water, turned that bad-boy on high and blasted all the way to my root in between my gums, Did three treatments in 20 minutes, voila, no pain, pain city is gone. a little sensitive but pain gone. Now I will finish my prescription and use my water pick if any trace of pain returns.. and get my root canal in a few weeks. Hope this helps because that kind of pain is a sin, which no one should have to endure.
I still have a sharp pain similar to toothache after a tooth extraction 4 days agao.. i had it checked yesterday no infection and a healing paste put on but still the pain remains what could it be?
I have/had the same as you. I think they call it referred or transferred pain. I would suggest take the pain killers that have been prescribed for you. If you had it check…ed out and its ok, then it should be ok. Just referred pain.
Depending on how bad the infection is, you can get an RCT on an abscessed tooth. Unless the infection is bad enough to where you need to go to the ER either because of excruci…ating pain or a puss pocket the size of a golf ball, then a dentist can treat the tooth within a few weeks once you begin a regimen of antibiotics. You do not want to get an RCT right away if you have an active, pussing, oozing "pimple on the gums" infection because this can make it difficult to numb your tooth for the procedure. Therefore, the dentist will make sure you've been taking antibiotics at least 5 days prior to beginning RCT or referring you to an Endo specialist. Abscesses can vary in size and severity, so in most cases an RCT can be started right away even though a tooth is abscessed, and antibiotics will be prescribed before or after the procedure in any case.
i had my number 15 tooth extracted exactly a week ago today, and i still continue to have pain. i can also feel with my tounge, little sharp pieces/shards in the extaction are…a. i think the are pieces of my tooth still in the gum from when the dentist was gutting the tooth in half. i have even pulled a little pices of the shards out and i think that the shards are making the extraction area not heal well... i cant drink anything cold or i will drop to my knees in severe pain. i am not sure what to do either...
You have stiches after a tooth extraction and some swelling in your jaw What can you do for the swelling and pain?
some swelling is normal. i am assuming that this was a lower tooth that was removed.. ice or a bag of frozen peas works well as an "ice pack" on the area. Please wrap the bag… in a couple of paper towels first. do this on 20 minutes and off 20 minutes for the first 24 hours. providing you are not allergic to these meds or conflict with any of your other meds, i'd try maybe 800 milligrams of aleve or motrin. (this is not the usual dosage on the package, aleve used to be by rx only at a higher dosage). aspirin tends to cause bleeding. nothing hot or spicy . soft, cool diet. no straws for the first 24 hours. if you are still having problems after trying this, call the dentist.
If a bottom wisdom tooth is horizontally impacted and not erupted could it still you putting pressure on the tooth next to it and causing pain along the jaw?
You had a really bad tootheache in your back bottomright tooth now the pain and swelling has moved to your gum and jaw why is this?
You probably have a abscessed tooth, which is a very bad infection. You should be seen by a dentist for some antibiotics. If you don't it can get into your blood system and ca…use you to end up in the hospital.
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I had a tooth pulled out.............. and 4 days later my gum is still sore. Any ideas as to when this pain will go away or what can i use?
That "soreness" is, no doubt, from the injection(s) you received to numb you up prior to the extraction. Unless you're still bleeding, I recommend warm compresses- a (padded) …hot water bottle or heating pad held over the area. Also warm-water gargling. If it's still really sore greater than a week, and especially if you're seeing a discharge or foul tasting/smelling substance in the area, or you see what looks like blistering around the gum area, get back to that dentist quick
To treat the pain of a tooth abscess you can use a hot tea compress against it, your favorite pain killer such as asprin, or a topical oral pain cream. You should see a dentis…t immediately for treatment.
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How do you make the swelling in your jaw go down after having an abscessed tooth removed and the gum cut?
put ice on it
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Yes, but you should see a doctor to have the cause of the infectionremoved and not just take some cephalexin you may have left overfrom something else! You should be treated f…or 7-14 days for thisto work properly.