Oral Health

Posted by: Tee | 2013-02-13


Abscess burst on its own


I had really bad tooth infection yesterday. Today it turned into an abscess. Ive taken 3 antibiotics and it popped an is draining on its own. I just looked at it and I may have been swallowing the pus/blood from it. Is that bad? Will the antibiotics I''m taking now take care of it? Can it be transferred to my baby (pregnant)? Should I worry? I can''t get to mouthwash or salt water for another few hours.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

See a dentist- swallowing the pus shouldn't do any harm.
Discuss with your dentist if the antibiotics you have will suffice for the infection.

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Posted by: Lizelda Mitchley | 2013-02-19

Good day. I have a absess on my top rightside gum. It hasn''t formed propely yet. Now my problem is the pain i get on my temple and down the back of my ears, is it dangerous? Im using Natural Antibiotics, Should i rather get proper Antibiotics

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