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Unbearable pain from an abscessed tooth

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Posted by: iamwriter  (9 years ago)
Hi there!

I am scheduled for a root canal on my abscessed tooth next week. The dentist said, the tooth was infected and I need to finish my antibiotics before he performs the root canal treatment. I noticed that the abscess becomes bigger as days pass by and the pain is getting worse. Does infection swell up while it is being cleared? Can I request for a root canal now even if the infection is not cleared up yet? I can't seem to bear the pain anymore.

Please help!

Thank you for your response!
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Posted by: powermaid  (9 years ago)
Hello Iamwriter,

I can totally relate to what you are going through now. When I had an abscessed tooth, the dentist made a hole in the gum and he drained the infection. This relieved the pain. Ask your dentist about this procedure.
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Hello iamwriter!

Im sure your dentist will treat you accordingly if you let him/her know that your issues are getting worse – especially as you are the one suffering!

I suggest you call your dentist and try to arrange an appointment as soon as possible!

All the best!
Liebe Grüße JB
Posted 9 years ago
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Posted by: diana23  (9 years ago)
Hello Iamwriter!

The dentist can start the root canal now and leave it open and drain it out. A root canal can be done while the infection is still there.
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Posted by: iamwriter  (9 years ago)
Thanks for everyone's replies. I'll ask my dentist if he can drain it out.