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Old 04/04/12, 06:14 PM
 
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The abscess popped!

......and it felt so good! Toothache started Sunday. By yesterday I had a throbbing abscess in in my mouth the size of a small grape. Today the thing finally popped. Kinda tangy......,..

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Old 04/04/12, 06:22 PM
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Sounds like you need some antibiotics & a good Dentist for a root canal.

I just had an abscessed tooth, went to the dentist & got antibiotics & now I have a dentist appointment for next thursday for a root canal. Not looking forward to that since I am literally terrified of the dentist but it's either that or have the tooth pulled & it's in a spot you could see when I smiled if I had it pulled.

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Old 04/04/12, 06:36 PM
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For future reference use colliodal silver.
It does wonders, I mean wonders, for abscesses!
I use it as a mouthwash nightly to ward them off before they can begin.

But if you use it at the first sign of a toothache it will stop it before it can begin.

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Another thing that worked for me. I woke up one morning with an huge abcess on a crowned back tooth. The last one I would have expected to have problems with. I did go to the dentist the same day and got antibiotics. When I got home we did a little surfing and I read about making a poltuce with salt in a cloth. I made one from table salt and a piece of paper towel and laid down on that side of my face. The abcess was gone in less than an hour. Granted I had started the antibiotics, but it was so fast. I did have the tooth pulled a few weeks later.

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Old 04/04/12, 07:33 PM
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Yuck. and Congratulations! lol

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Old 04/04/12, 07:44 PM
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Yuck. and Congratulations! lol
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Old 04/04/12, 07:53 PM
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oh lord, and yuck and ohh that's,,,, well,,,,,,. eek glad you feel better!,

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We have used a dab of a brand of mouthwash called "Dr. Tichenor's". Just a little on the tooth stops the pain. I also understood oil of oregano can do it, but I've never tried that. I have dentures now anyway. Glad you are feeling better.

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Wow! Not much grosses me out. I've done wound care, smelled rotting dead things, accidentally tasted a rotten potato but *OMG* you made me scrunch my face up.

Glad you are feeling better though.

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Old 04/04/12, 08:11 PM
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Sounds like you need some antibiotics & a good Dentist for a root canal.

I just had an abscessed tooth, went to the dentist & got antibiotics & now I have a dentist appointment for next thursday for a root canal. Not looking forward to that since I am literally terrified of the dentist but it's either that or have the tooth pulled & it's in a spot you could see when I smiled if I had it pulled.
I totally agree. Abscessed teeth can be very dangerous, I had a friend that didn't deal with hers got a brain infection and had to have brain surgery and spent almost a month in the hospital. Get thee to the dentist and get thee some antibiotics!
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For future reference use colliodal silver.
It does wonders, I mean wonders, for abscesses!
I use it as a mouthwash nightly to ward them off before they can begin.

But if you use it at the first sign of a toothache it will stop it before it can begin.
Just don't swallow it. Yes, nearly all people will be safe but I wouldn't want to take the chance of turning blue. Colloidal silver can do that.

OP, please go to the dentist and get antibiotics. I've seen young people die from untreated dental abscesses.
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I just had a tooth pulled because of an abscess that formed under a crowned tooth...they wanted to do ANOTHER root canal on it and try to recap it again..for over $1000. Um, NO! I thought the crown was not right from the beginning, but the "old" dentist kept insisting it was fine, guess not. Anyhow, that's lead to much other dental work that needed to be done, and I'll end up with a new partial on top (already had one) and a partial on the bottom now. Whaaa...

Anyhow, don't mess with that stuff. It's just not nice on any level. Get some antibiotics and get definitive treatment.

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Old 04/04/12, 08:43 PM
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I just had a tooth pulled because of an abscess that formed under a crowned tooth...they wanted to do ANOTHER root canal on it and try to recap it again..for over $1000. Um, NO! I thought the crown was not right from the beginning, but the "old" dentist kept insisting it was fine, guess not. Anyhow, that's lead to much other dental work that needed to be done, and I'll end up with a new partial on top (already had one) and a partial on the bottom now. Whaaa...

Anyhow, don't mess with that stuff. It's just not nice on any level. Get some antibiotics and get definitive treatment.
Now your going to scare me since my abscess was at the bottom of the root according to the X-ray & it is a crowned tooth but never had a root canal on it before.
I was opting for a root canal because if they pull it they will want to do an implant which sounds way to painful to me. Hope the root canal works for mine.
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I know from experience that having a low-grade reoccurring infection in a tooth can really drag down your energy.

Once you address the problem and you can heal up, you will feel like a younger person.

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Absolutely don't do what my husband did and let it go. He had multiple tooth problems including broken teeth and a huge fear of the dentist. The big dummy had great dental insurance but never went. After his triple bypass and several MI's later it was determined that the tooth fragments and huge abcesses were causing his issues and he underwent oral surgery to have everything removed so he could have one more cardiac catherization to stop an evolving heart attack. He has been much better ever since but so much damage could have been prevented if he just would have took care of his mouth when it needed it.

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Old 04/04/12, 10:27 PM
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Ouch! The pain and pressure before it "blew" must have been terrible.

Suggest salt water rinses several times a day to help with the infection. And see a dentist ASAP.

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Now your going to scare me since my abscess was at the bottom of the root according to the X-ray & it is a crowned tooth but never had a root canal on it before.
I was opting for a root canal because if they pull it they will want to do an implant which sounds way to painful to me. Hope the root canal works for mine.
I don't mean to scare you. I'm just telling you my experience. My "new" dentist sent me to a specialist for the "opinion" - a root canal specialist. The visit to her charged my insurance $136...she told me the charge for the redo would be $800+ (don't remember exactly now) of which $200+ would come out of my pocket directly. That would have use the majority of my insurance cap which is $1500 a year. AND, she wouldn't fill the hole she'd drill in the crown to do it, the "regular" dentist would have to do that. I discussed implants with my dentist, and they actually cost MORE than the root canal/refill. Oh, and both of them told me that the "redo" has an 85-90% success rate. I opted to have it pulled, along with 3 others (2 of which could not be saved at all anyhow) and go with partials, which are going to cost about $3000 OOP all said and done as the insurance will be far eaten up by then. Hopefully that's all I'll need for a really long time. And, I do take care of my teeth. They were very good and strong until I started having children and have needed constant work and repair since then.

I agree with the above poster who said you will feel better overall once you get that infection taken care of..even still healing from the surgical extractions I feel much better than I did before.
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Absolutely don't do what my husband did and let it go. He had multiple tooth problems including broken teeth and a huge fear of the dentist. The big dummy had great dental insurance but never went. After his triple bypass and several MI's later it was determined that the tooth fragments and huge abcesses were causing his issues and he underwent oral surgery to have everything removed so he could have one more cardiac catherization to stop an evolving heart attack. He has been much better ever since but so much damage could have been prevented if he just would have took care of his mouth when it needed it.
My brother-in-law was letting his teeth go as he was afraid of the dentist. He mentioned all of the abcesses to me and I looked at him and said you know, when you let your teeth go like that it affects your heart. Next thing I know, he was on antibiotics to clear up the abcesses and had all of his teeth pulled. Some people need a little persuasion. I also know of a lady, who was a nurse. She got an abcess on an upper molar and it abcessed into her brain and killed her. Don't let the fear of the dentist kill you!
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I totally agree. Abscessed teeth can be very dangerous, I had a friend that didn't deal with hers got a brain infection and had to have brain surgery and spent almost a month in the hospital. Get thee to the dentist and get thee some antibiotics!
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We have used a dab of a brand of mouthwash called "Dr. Tichenor's". Just a little on the tooth stops the pain. I also understood oil of oregano can do it, but I've never tried that. I have dentures now anyway. Glad you are feeling better.

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