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Please tell me what I can do when an abscess bursts

By Anonymous July 4, 2017 - 8:02pm
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Can you die if an abscess burst in your mouth and I can't afford to go to a dentist ? The E.R. gave me penicillin for the infection. But I was done taking it on sunday

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your concern.

You will not die from an oral abscess.

A dental abscess is an infection of the mouth, face, jaw, or throat that begins as a tooth infection. The original cause may be from a deep cavity,

In an abscess, bacteria from the tooth can extend into the gums, the cheek, the throat, the tissues beneath the tongue, or even into the jaw or facial bones. A dental abscess can become very painful when tissues become inflamed or due to the pressure within the abscess.

If an abscess ruptures by itself, warm-water rinses will help cleanse the mouth and encourage drainage. Even then, a follow-up visit to a dentist is important.

Anonymous, see if there is an affordable dental clinic in your area, or check with a dentist and work out a payment plan.


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