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Broken Canine Tooth


I just want to ask about the condition of my left canine tooth. It was attack by cavity. When its aching before, I usually use my tongue to sip and when I will a sharp pain then the ache disappear.Then I notice that there is a swelling area above the tooth and its hard that I think like a bone. My tooth ache disappear but what is left is these swelling part.
I research on the web and I had read that gargling a warm water with salt is good to clean tooth especially when abscess occur so I follow the tip the site gave. The swelling area subside for a week but still I can feel the hard part just above my canine tooth. Now, it swells again.

My questions are:

Is this a dental abscess?
How long it takes to extract canine tooth because this is the longest tooth we have?
If I don't want to extract this tooth, what other alternatives to vanish this swelling part?
Is gargling warm water with salt really helps?

Please enlighten me. I will appreciate any comments for my post.

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4 Responses
Avatar universal
I would say you do have an abscess, you said that the tooth is broken this allows the gases to escape, also to save this tooth you need a root canal, and a crown. It is always better to save a tooth when possible. Root canals are not bad the nerve in the tooth is removed with no pain, then it is sealed you leave with a temporary filling. Please see a Dentist and get meds for the infection, and make a decision to either save the tooth, or extract it. You are right it is the largest tooth in our mouths. Good luck, and I hope this helps.

1930934 tn?1323212204
Any antibiotics that will help prevent swelling of my face?
Avatar universal
as long as the tooth is open it should not swell, but yes you do need an antibiotic to get rid of the infection.
1930934 tn?1323212204
Is gargling water with salt helps?What kind of antibiotic should I take? I usually press the swelling area.

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