I was told I had the start of an abscess on my numer 8 tooth a few months ago, I was referred to another dentist to fix or repair the crown, but was expereincing no pain so I never followed through. For the past few days I have had excruciating pain under my upper lip and on my right side of the face and have an appt with my dentist tomorrow afternoon. My question is should I go to the ER to get put on an antibiotic or pain meds first? I have heard that abscess can cause death and now I'm freaking out!

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 18 - January - 2011, at 20:11 PM

  • From your signs and symptms it is clear that you have an abcessed tooth . For this you have to start with the antibiotics and the pain killers and it is beter if you start early but you have to visit the dentist also who will start with the root canal treatment and the abcess is drained For more info on abcessed tooth you can visit the following link....www.identalhub.com/article_various-types-of-dentures-170.aspx

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