Patient Comments: Abscessed Tooth - Treatment

What treatment did you have for your abscessed tooth?

Comment from: bector, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I had an abscessed back right upper tooth. The pain was severe upon chewing, brushing, and contact with hot or cold beverages. It turns out I had a cavity below the gum line that didn't look that bad on x-ray (which is why it had gone untreated). Since the dentist was unsure that a crown would fit on this tooth, I opted to have an extraction. They numbed the outside of my tooth as well as the roof of my mouth, which was painful but not unbearable. I then felt a lot of strong tugging, followed by cleaning and pressure. The tooth actually smelled bad when it was removed due to the infection. The dentist then put in bone graft granules and stitched up the site. I went home with amoxicillin and Vicodin for pain. After 24 hours, I still have a little pain at the site, but nothing like before.

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