What are the side affects of an absessed tooth?
An abcess is a serious dental problem, that needs to be
professionaly treated, right away. If it is NOT treated, you may
develop a serious blood stream infection, that may lead to
permanent dmage to your heart, your brain and your eyes. A systemic
blood infection may even lead to death, if un-treated. Treatment
will include a 7 to 14 day course of multi spectrum anti biotics,
to kill the infection and reduce the swelling at the site of the
infection, followed by x-rays of the site, to establish the extent
of the involvement, in other words, what teeth are affected by this
disease. Finally, oral surgery will be done to remove the affected
tooth, or teeth, and possibly some jaw bone that had become
infected as well. Replacement tooth or teeth will be in order, a
few weeks after the surgery swelling goes down. A further course of
anti- biotics, after the surgery will also be ordered. Do not delay
treatment of this serious condition. Jim Bunting. Toronto.