Patient Comments: Abscessed Tooth - Treatment

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Comment from: Aerogal, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I had an emergency root canal for an abscessed tooth. One morning while brushing my teeth, I rinsed and a lot of blood rinsed out of my mouth. The water never turned colorless. I feared an abscess. I made a dental appointment, and the dentist took me in immediately. After doing some tests and an x-ray, he felt I needed a root canal and referred me to an endodontist. I had a root canal performed 1 hour later. The endodontist said I had a 50/50 chance of having to have my tooth pulled. I hope for the best.

Comment from: Wd, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 24

I was given amoxicillin for 10 days for my abscessed tooth.

Comment from: Heathen414, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 31

I have been given amoxicillin for a week. Then problem tooth will be pulled. It is actually a wisdom tooth on the lower left side. Dentist showed me on x-ray of infection around the roots. Wonderful? Not. Painful? Very! I live in the USA, so no pain medicines.

Comment from: Kel, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

I couldn't stand the pain any longer, the OTC painkillers were only giving me 2.5 hours relief. I ended up going to the doctor, was put on stronger pain relief, and given antibiotics to take twice a day.

Comment from: bector, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I had an abscessed back right upper tooth. The pain was severe upon chewing, brushing, and contact with hot or cold beverages. It turns out I had a cavity below the gum line that didn't look that bad on x-ray (which is why it had gone untreated). Since the dentist was unsure that a crown would fit on this tooth, I opted to have an extraction. They numbed the outside of my tooth as well as the roof of my mouth, which was painful but not unbearable. I then felt a lot of strong tugging, followed by cleaning and pressure. The tooth actually smelled bad when it was removed due to the infection. The dentist then put in bone graft granules and stitched up the site. I went home with amoxicillin and Vicodin for pain. After 24 hours, I still have a little pain at the site, but nothing like before.

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