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Is the pain and symptoms of an abscess constant or intermittent?

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Posted on Thu, 5 Feb 2015
Question: would the pain and symptoms of an abscess come and go or stay constant?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It will reduce and go completely

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Abscess symptoms like pain and odema reduce once the treatment is started and subside completely.

If the pain is not reducing then that indicates you are not responding to antibiotics. Either antibiotics needs to be changed or surgical drainage is needed.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (3 hours later)
what if its in a tooth but hasn't been treated and the symptoms come and go?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Then it could be just inflammation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Then it is most probably due to just inflammation. This occur and subscide itself. Most likely due to improper 3rd molar.

Abscess unlikely to subscide by itself. I suggest you to get examined by a dentist and treatment for the same.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (7 hours later)
my wisdom teeth were already removed and the symptoms are in the front top incisors
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It could be inflammation there

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It could be repeated inflammation at that site. I suggest you to consult your dentist to know the cause and further treatment.

Abscess needs to be confirmed. And also cause of repeated pain needs to be found out. It could be a malpositioned teeth or caries tooth or a cyst inside.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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Brief Answer: It will reduce and go completely Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Abscess symptoms like pain and odema reduce once the treatment is started and subside completely. If the pain is not reducing then that indicates you are not responding to antibiotics. Either antibiotics needs to be changed or surgical drainage is needed. Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help. Regards Dr Deepika Patil