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    I don't if there's a dentist amoungst us, or if bio students can answer my question.

    I have a sort tooth which has been decaying - one of my back teeth - for the longest I schelduled to go to the dentist. Now I got a toothache yesterday and then woke up with a abscess, I it's an abscess, cause I searched google for systoms, etc. I have all, bitter taste in mouth, decaying tooth, toothache, swelling in lower jaw. It seems to be a serious thing. I'm not really able to get to a dentist at this hour, even though I can call around and see if I get to a an emergency room or something. I wanna know how severe this thing is. I am going to the dentist first thing in the morning.

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    Likelyhood is your tooth will be pulled out. I once had 2/3 abscesses at the aged of about 9, all 2/3 teeth were pulled out, luckily it didn't matter as they were baby teeth. Don't worry about it being pulled out, theres no pain at all, just a little pressure on your jaw and its done. You'll learn to chew slightly differently within a few days.
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    I'm not really 9. I have permenant teeth, I'm angry for letting the tooth get in that state. My teeth a generally white and stuff but that was a problem tooth.

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    I kinda have to try in the morning, just wanted to know if this kind of think needs immediate attention. I'm really getting a sort of fever now.
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    Well it's morning now or I would've said phone NHS direct. Ask the dentist for an emergency appointment.
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    definatly phone nhs direct if you've got exams and things comming up it takes quite a while to get over especailly if you need it removed and the you'll need antibiotics.

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    I don't if there's a dentist amoungst us, or if bio students can answer my question.

    I have a sort tooth which has been decaying - one of my back teeth - for the longest I schelduled to go to the dentist. Now I got a toothache yesterday and then woke up with a abscess, I it's an abscess, cause I searched google for systoms, etc. I have all, bitter taste in mouth, decaying tooth, toothache, swelling in lower jaw. It seems to be a serious thing. I'm not really able to get to a dentist at this hour, even though I can call around and see if I get to a an emergency room or something. I wanna know how severe this thing is. I am going to the dentist first thing in the morning.

    - Dexnell
    ughhhhhh i had an abcess in my mouth a few years ago. it burst and the taste made me throw up all over my car (we were on way to tesco) which set my little sister off, then my dad...
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    I had an abcess on my tooth once, and i was in absolute AGONY!
    The only way i could cope was to hold water in my mouth. Seriously. The minute my mouth was empty i couldn't breathe it was that painful.

    That was one of the most painful experiences of my life. I didn't have the tooth removed though. I have NEVER been so grateful to see a dentist in all my life.

    I'm suprised yours isn't hurting more, but then it may get worse.
    Please, please, please see a dentist as soon as possible.

    It was just before Christmas, he popped the abcess, which took the pain away over Christmas, then after Christmas i had to go and get treatment which hurt, but not half as much as the abcess.

    I wouldn't wish an abcess on ANYONE. Not even Abi Titmuss.
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    He extracted the tooth. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! The process didn;t hurt but the after effect did. He gave me anti-biotics. And I am restricted frome eating certain things and doing certain things that I normally eat or do. This is painful. I had to bite on a cloth or whateva they called it for almost a whole day to stop the bleeding.

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    abcesses are nasty pasty things. def ring up NHS direct and there will probably be on an on-call dentist somewhere, it's best getting these things seen to. they may be able to sort it with antibiotics tho, depends how far on it is.

    i had an abcess on my lower back at the beginning of april and they tried antibiotics but i needed emergency surgery the next day cos it just got much worse. and it's still not healed!

    lou xxx


    edit: oop sorry hadn't realised you'd already seen someone :rolleyes:
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    No problem. I'm taking antibiotics now. But How is it suppose to to take to get rid of the abscess. It's gone down real low but I still feel it. I'll give it a day or two then go pay another visit.
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    the antibiotics aren't supposed to get rid of the abscess.. they were prescribed to prevent any further infection. the extraction got rid of the abscess. the antibiotics take at least 24 hours to have an effect so just give it time
 
 
 
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