A few of my patients have used this site for quick patches, and i wanted to check it out.
I want to make this very, very clear.
DO NOT DRAIN YOUR ABSCESS.
The fact i have to explain why means a lot of people are simply not thinking before they take action, and pain is a precursor for doing dumb things...
Ever stub your toe and then punch something in anger hurting your hand...
Idiots do this.
What is an abscess...
I will keep it simple, at the root of the tooth, sometimes in the gums soft tissue itself is a infection.
Infections feed like humans, they need oxygen, minerals, and time. When the infection over runs the body's natural defensive system it begins to spread laterally, or into the jaw itself, up the face, down the neck...
When you puncture the abscess at home, you have done exactly what the infection needs to stay alive and well.
You have also made the infection stronger, as the pus drains it will
feel great.. you will think... cured!
Take the rest of your antibiotics, and move on... maybe a few months later when the cash is around you will have the work done.
In the meantime, the infection now has more room, more bacteria, oxygen, minerals, and pathways for the infection to spread.
(please don't be dumb enough to think burning a needle or 'sterilizing' a tooth pick won't induce bacteria. You just put a hole in the gum.. and the human mouth has MILLIONS of bacteria, even after mouthwash... sorry scope fans, 99.9% of dead bacteria is still millions of bacteria.
At this point you have drained the abscess and feel good. One month goes by
and you get a fever. Your gum/tooth feels fine, but the fever gets worse.
Your now at the E.R, with a 103 temp, diarrhea, vomiting and massive pains threw out your body.
They admit you, and begin antibiotics after seeing the obvious septic blood..
Its too late, and the liver/kidneys begin to shut down.. your brain begins to swell. You are put in a drug induced coma. At this point you will most likely be dead within 72 hours of entering the E.R doors.
Over a needle to put in your infected gum.
Please, please understand i've watched people die from this, every year over and over people do this idiotic stuff and end up dead.
Stats, about 250-300,000 each year.
DO NOT DRAIN THE ABSCESS AT HOME.
Get to a dentist, get antibiotics, get the tooth pulled, and let your body do what it was designed to do.
I know the pain is bad, but its not going to last for your entire life, death however does.
A tooth can be pulled at our office for $200-400 without insurance, sell a car, take out a loan, borrow money.. whatever it takes...
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