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Tooth abcess

07/01/2008

Question:

my 4 yr daughter has a tooth abscess from 5 days. it is red in color. actually she doesn`t has any insurance can u tell me a medicine which can buy over the counter.

Answer:

Thank you for your question. An abscess can be a very severe infection and should be addressed as soon as possible. Most states have some form of safety net clinics which are run by the Departments of Health for each state -- these clinics provide care to children/people with limited access and resources.

Medication will only temporarily help the problem - your daughter needs to be seen by a dentist. Thank you and I hope this helps.

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University