Should you use hot or cold compresses for a tooth abscess?

Answer A warm compress will work better because the cold works to reduce swelling but in your case, you want to get rid of the infection. Rinse with full strength peroxide several times a day. This will ... Read More »

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Are hot or cold compresses best on a swollen face?

On One Hand: Cold Compresses Reduce SwellingCold compresses constrict blood vessels, which reduces blood flow to the affected area of the face. This reduces swelling. It also eases pain because the... Read More »

How to Treat a Tooth Abscess?

A tooth abscess occurs when there is decay in a tooth that hasn't been properly or timely treated. It is also sometimes caused by a break or crack in a tooth, where bacteria can enter the pulp of t... Read More »

Tooth Abscess in Dogs?

Tooth abscesses can be as painful for dogs as they are for humans, and as costly. Because dogs cannot tell their owners when they are in pain or discomfort, tooth abscesses often go unnoticed by ow... Read More »

Is Extracting an Abscess Tooth Dangerous?

No. You can die from NOT getting it extracted. Extracting the tooth ASAP is the fastest way to rid yourself of the infection.