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Posts for Category: Emergency Dentist

I Can’t Eat But am Afraid of the Dentist

I need some advice. I have two teeth that hurt so badly that I cannot even eat anymore. I am in absolute agony. I know you are going to tell me to go to the dentist but I am absolutely terrified of them. Even just thinking about going makes me almost throw up, which I […]

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Problem with Infected Wisdom Tooth

I had a terrible toothache and went to the dentist, even though I hate going to the dentist (no offense). He told me I had an infected wisdom tooth and I need to see a specialist. In the meantime, he provided me with some pain medication and antibiotics. I had just finished the antibiotics when […]

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Deep Cleaning is Killing Me

I have had two deep cleanings because of pockets and gaps I have. The pain I’ve been through is extraordinary. I don’t know if I can keep doing this because my teeth have been so sensitive since. Is this really as important as my dentist is making out? Elaine Dear Elaine, You clearly have some […]

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Infected Tooth and No Money

I have a tooth that is so infected even my cheek is swollen. I would say golf ball sized swollen. I do have several rotting teeth and it is probably from that. I do not have medical or dental insurance and am currently out of work, so I just don’t have the money to deal […]

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Is a Cracked Crown a Dental Emergency?

I’ve had six porcelain crowns on my upper front teeth for many years. Two have had a small defect from the beginning. It was nothing you could notice from the naked eye, but I could feel them, sort of like a divot. Now, one of them seems to have changed. I can both see it […]

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Can I Take Old Antibiotics for a Tooth Infection?

I have a molar that is rotting. I really don’t have a lot of money coming up with the holidays upon us. I have some antibiotics I didn’t really need so never took them. Is there a way to use these to take care of my rotting tooth? I’d hate to take care of my […]

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Fever with a Tooth Infection?

I tried to schedule an emergency appointment for my daughter with her pediatric dentist because she has a fever and says her tooth hurts, which tells me she may have a tooth infection. The office pretty much laughed at me and said that a tooth infection does not cause a fever. Is this true? I […]

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Root Canal Disaster

My husband had an injury that caused him to have some trauma to his teeth. I took him to the dentist who did not want to do any treatment for at least two weeks. In that time, his tooth started to discolor. At that point, he wasn’t in pain. The dentist said that he did […]

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Will a Tooth Infection Spread to My Brain?

I was told that I have a tooth infection. I was always taught by my mother that these are serious and should not be left untreated. They can even spread to your brain. The doctor just wrote me a prescription for an antibiotic and told me NOT to take it until a week before my […]

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Can a Root Canal Infect a Salivary Gland?

My daughter has had two salivary glands which they cannot find a cause for. One of the things I am wondering about is whether or not a tooth that had a root canal treatment could be the cause. That tooth is near the salivary gland that keeps getting infected. Is it possible that the tooth […]

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