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  • May 3, 2007, 08:28 PM
    kumar29363
    Tooth abscess
    Hi:

    I have a tooth abscess that I accidentally discovered was draining pus. I do not have any pain, but seems to be old draining abscess.

    What should I do??
  • May 3, 2007, 08:36 PM
    Fr_Chuck
    Go to the dentist ?
  • May 3, 2007, 09:12 PM
    Clough
    Go to a dentist and get prescribed an antibiotic to fight the infection. No pain? The root of your tooth may be dead, but an infection could still be spreading.
  • May 3, 2007, 10:46 PM
    kumar29363
    I do not have pain, and I am scared of complications. Is it a very serious procedure?
  • May 3, 2007, 11:13 PM
    Clough
    I am not a dentist. So, I cannot diagnose whether you need some sort of procedure or not. Just to clarify my answer earlier, an antibiotic is medicine that a doctor will prescribe for you to take to get rid of an infection. Whatever happens to your tooth will need to be decided by a dentist. I do know that if you let an infection continue, it could lead to further damage in other tissue in your mouth. Please go to a dentist as soon as possible. Dentists these days are incredible. Basically, very little if any pain.
  • May 25, 2012, 10:34 AM
    Furtch408
    I don't like how dentists cost too much. I heard if you remove too many teeth then you could have your teeth cave-ing in slowly which could leave your teeth at more damage. And a root canal costs ridiculous prices.

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