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 When are wisdom teeth supposed to be pulled?
I'm 17 and I am one of the few people in my senior class that still has wisdom teeth. The wisdom teeth are crowning through my gums and it really hurts. I complained about it to my friend, and ...

 What is the reccommended time for brushing you teeth?
We are puzzled??????????...

 Guys Only: Are braces on a girl a turn-on or a turn-off? Why?

 Has anyone had a wisdom teeth removed? if so what should i expect i have to remove 2 of them and i am scared?
How many days should i expect to be home to recover? Is it painful? Oh yeah I am 16 years old....

 How to drink soda without getting tooth decay?
I mostly drink diet ...

 Infected wisdom tooth...what can I do to kill the infection?
I got 3 wisdom teeth taken out Thursday and it has been very painfull but not infected untill today. I can only see the bottom one, and there is little yellowish-whitish things in the hole, I'm ...

 Do you die during the wisdom teeth removal?? I need help!!!!!!!?
I'm freaking out and I'm worried about me being alive while I have my wisdom teeth removed oh by the way I'm having it all four out. Well, I will I be ok and what will they do to me. I ...

 Signs of Grinding Teeth?
What are signs that you are grinding your teeth while you're sleeping?...

 How can I make my teeth as white as possible in the next month?
I have braces and when I get them off I want to impress everyone. Give me any ideas that work. I dont care how crazy they are....

 Wisdom teeth?
reccently i had all four of my wisdom teeth removed... i have had no pain at all and i have very very little swelling (only my gf could tell)... it is the 6th day and everything seemed as though it ...

 Wisdom teeth helllp?
ok ill be 19 on aug 3 and i have to get my wisdom tooth cut out in 3 weeks. does it hurt? do they put u 2 sleep?...

 Do my bottom wisdom teeth have to be fully in to pull them.?
I am a 15 year old boy and my wisdom teeth popped through my gums and are kind of bothering my back molars infront of the wisdoms. Should I get them pulled or when?...

 I just had an impacted wisdom tooth removed, how long will it hurt like this?
They removed both tooth and some bone....

 Most of my front teeth are decayed w/ visible cavities. No insurance, what's the right dental procedure?
I'm only 25 years old and it's affecting my self esteem. I don't want to go out and socialize. I want my smile back, but can't figure out whether vaneers, bonding,crowns,etc. are ...

for you dirty minded people its not like that =P well yeah every single day i wake up with this white gooey substance around my mouth/lips in the morning...its sticky and stiff, sometimes grayish.....

 Clicking & aching jaw?
I have the most achey jaw (left side) & it clicks if i yawn or open my mouth a little too wide. Its clicked on/off for about a year but started doing it everyday for the last week, its killing. G...

 I just had a root canal done 3 days ago. When will the pain go? What can i do or take to relieve the pain?

 How did cavemen keep their teeth clean?

 I am fixing to get 2 teeth pulled out and i was told they were going to use nitrous oxide. what is nitrous ox
what is nitrous oxide and what are its effects when used to pull out ...

 How bad does it REALlY hurt to get your tounge pierced????

Can you die from an abcess?
Ok Silly i know being over paranoid but i have heard it can grow or if you swallow the poison you can, is it normal for this thing toget s big? it is in my jaw like a ball!

I have been on antibiotics now for around 40 hrs or so, pain not as bad but swelling is worse, have been told cant get the tooth out till the abcess goes down

ewww, get it seen to hunni

no you cant die from it it will just be very painful for a while but will go down give the antibiotics a bit longer to kick in the swelling should be gone down within the next few days

janet h
John, have you still got the abcess? i told you yesterday to go back to the hospital before it starts to infect your whole face, stop asking questions on your computer and go to a&e and get your abcess checked out. gone on, go now!

Texas Pineknot
Yea you can die from an abscess tooth. It travels up toward your brain and when it gets there your dead. A doctor told me this when I had an abscessed tooth and it swole the whole side of my face up even with the end of my nose. The Dr. said if I had waited one more day that I would have been dead. He lanced the abscess and gave me antibiotics and told me to see the dentist. You should be o.k. since your taking antibiotics, but if you still have swelling go back and get the dentist to lance it.

brown eyed girl
yes if it is left untreated and the infection travels it can go to your heart...my boyfriend is the biggest hypochondriac ever so he is actually at a dentist right now for that same reason. The antibiotics will do it dont worry! But i would say if it gets any worse go to the ER but it probably wont come to that!! Get better soon!

Swallowing the contents of the abscess will not harm you, it's blood poisoning you should focus your paranoia on!

There is a bug that lives in your mouth, if you have plaque and don't keep you mouth clean. It can cause you to have a heart attack or a weak heart!

but an abcess that is being treated with anti biotics is ok! Its being zapped!

The reason you seem to have a huge swelling and so much pain is because there isn't much tissue to absorb the swelling and so it all pushes out to the surface!
You should see some sort of relief in a few hours, so hang on in there!

you can. my husband had a very bad abbess a very years ago and it just blew up the whole side of his face on a weekend, he was in terrible pain, had a bad fever. went to the er to get some relief, and they said that with your brain so close it can be very dangerous to have an abbess. just make sure you follow up ASAP to get it out as soon as you can OK.

If you are taking antibiotics that should take care of it.Try to keep it as clean as possible,you don't want bacteria traveling into your bloodstream.That's when sepsis can kill you.Christopher Reeve died from sepsis due to a small bedsore(abscess).Take care.

I suppose the anti-biotics will help but probably take days to get into your system.

Yes, I have been told same thing regarding the abscess and infection needs to be gone before they will take the tooth out. Anyway, a dentist once told me that the jag does not work if there is infection and I do not think many people could cope with the tooth extraction without a jag!

Anyway... i am pretty sure that you could not die from an abscess unless it poisoned your blood etc??

An untreated abcess can cause death.

an infected tooth may lead to heart disease (Endocarditis) and kidney disease (Glomerulonephritis) if the pathogen is either a staphylococcus aureus (staph) or streptococcal (strep) bacterium.

You won't die from the abcess if you are on antibitoics but theroetically if you didn't get treatment for it and the infection went to your blood stream (not uncommon and is called sepsis) and you did not go see the doc when this turned into sepsis you could die. Most people when they get deathly ill would see a doc or dentist but if they left it go untreated it could wind up killing them theorectically.

Bellatrix L
You can only die if you get blood poisoning from it and even then the chances of death aren't that high. Hope it's better soon xx

For the swelling, you can take either Aspirin or Motrin. The swelling will also go down as the infection (abcess) clears up. If you swallow anything, the antibiotics will kill it, too, so don't worry about that.
I would recommend that once you finish the antibiotics, you buy like a week's worth of yogurt & eat it. The antibiotics not only kill off the bad infection, but the good stuff in your tummy that help with digestion. Yogurt has those good digestive things in them & will help your tummy get them back.

Yes, if the abcess is untreated and gets into the bone and /or blood stream. If the abcess is in the upper jaw, the infection could spread to your brain.

You are being treated and are seeing some progress, so that won't happen to you.

Take the FULL COURSE of antibiotics. Even if you feel better, there may still be infection that needs to be cleared up.

You'll be fine. Hang in there.

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