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Cavity in tooth, massive infection, cheek swollen. Is there any place I can go to get my tooth pulled?

Hi my name is Magdo. About 3 years ago I broke a tooth and the only the root stayed...no matter how much I brushed the remains of the tooth got cavities and is rotting I now have a massive infection and my cheek is swollen. I went to the E.R and they gave me an anti im flammotory drug and anti biotics the only problem is they told me to go see a dentist immediatly. Couldn't qualify for medical and I can't afford dental insurance. Is there any place I can go to get my tooth pulled?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

I can very well understand our present condition but i would suggest you to visit your dentist, for tooth extraction.

A broken tooth root sometime becomes very difficult to get extracted.

It requires professional skill as well as proper instrumentation.

its nice that you have started antibiotic and analgesics,do antiseptic rinsing too to keep mouth infection free.

complete your antibiotic course and then go for extraction.

Hope it helps.

thanks.

take care.

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Hello Magdo
You are already in a neglegence condition and it is better now to see a dentist. Because already there is infection and if any untraimed person will try to take it out chances are bright that this infection can become severe and ll put you in more trouble.so please dont delay and see a dentist soon.No other option for you. For the time being keep on taking antiinflamatory and antibiotic medicines and start doing warm saline rinses.
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Dr. Amit k. Gaba
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello Magdo,
Thanks for your query.
As you provided the detail,it seems that you have periapical infection,because of which you are having swelling and pain.
I would like to suggest you go to a dentist and go for extraction of the same.
This is the only option.
Take Care.
Dr.Gunjan Gupta.
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Due to accidental trauma the tooth was broken which is now infected also, cheek swelling indicates spread of the infection to the periapical tissue leading to formation of abscess.

I would suggest you to visit a Dentist and get the clinical evaluation done, take an IOPA x-ray of the tooth depending upon which the treatment will be either Root canal treatment or extraction of the tooth.

Antibiotics and analgesics will give temporary relief.
Get the abscess drained by the Dentist.
Meanwhile go for symptomatic treatment at home use lukewarm saline gargles 3-4 times daily,
Use antiseptic mouthwash gargles like chlorhexidine twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to hcm,

According to your history i can suspect some remnant of the tooth portion or the root pieces are left in the socket which have undergone bacterial infection due to food lodgemnet and it has gone worse and you have developed a periodontal abscess due to spread of infection to the underlying tissues.

Swelling in the cheek is may be due to the abscess formation.

This type of periodontal abscess drains in the oral cavity and may lead to nausea and vomiting.

once the abscess is drained the infected root pieces needs to be removed .

you may need to get an x ray done for the affected area to confirm the presence of infection, approach a dentist for the treatment.

you can approach civil hospitals or dental school or colleges where dental extractions are done for free.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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