Dental Abscess - Treatment

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Dental Abscess.
What was the treatment for your dental abscess?
Share your story with others:
eMedicineHealth appreciates your comment. Your comment may be displayed on the site and will always be published anonymously.

Tell us a bit about your background to make your comments more useful to other eMedicineHealth users. (Optional)

Screen Name: *

Gender of Patient: Male Female

Age Range of Patient:

I am a: Patient Caregiver

Enter your comment (required)

* Screen Name will appear next to the published comment. Please do not include your full name or email address.

By submitting your comment, and other materials (collectively referred to as a "Submission") to eMedicineHealth, you grant eMedicineHealth permission to use, copy, transmit, publish, display, edit and modify your Submission in connection with its Web site. eMedicineHealth will not pay you for your Submission. You represent that you have all rights necessary for eMedicineHealth to use your Submission as set forth above.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when writing your comment:

  • Please make sure you address the question asked.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of comments received, not all comments will be published.
  • When selecting comments to publish, our staff will choose those that are educational and complement the topic. Please try to stay on topic.
  • Your comment may be edited. We would typically edit comments to make them clearer and more readable. We will remove personal information such as last names, email and web addresses, and other potentially harmful information.
  • We will not notify you if your comment has been published. We suggest that you check back on the topic article regularly.
  • We do not provide medical or healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Thank you for participating!

I have read and agree to abide by the eMedicineHealth Terms and Conditions and the eMedicineHealth Privacy Policy (required).

To prevent our systems from spam, please complete the following prior to submitting your comment.

Please select the black triangle:

See what others are saying

Published: November 08

Upper Molar had large filling. Filling cracked and had root canal done. Dentist warned of possible problems as the nerves were dead and pus was in the tooth canals. Was sent home with antibiotics and to wait and see prior to completing crown work. Within under 2 weeks developed pain in jaw, ear area, and along tooth site. Went for an x-ray and dentist say large pus ball. She describes my roots as 2 that were straight and one that had a curve in it. The curved root was difficult to do the root canal. This was the root with the pus ball which reached up into my sinuses. Sent home with stronger antibiotics and pain killers to return on day 7 of the treatment for extraction. I wanted to save this tooth, but cannot. I believe the dentist tried all available treatments to save it. Currently on the treatment prior to extraction..

Published: September 09

I had a tooth extraction. After that, I got an abscess in the extracted tooth. My dentist didn’t give me anything for the infection and she only told me to take ibuprofen!.