Child Tooth Abscess?!


Child Tooth Abscess?

My son is 6 1/2 and has a gumboil on the right side of his mouth. The first molar on that side cracked in October. My dentist told me not to come in unless he was in pain. Well he hasn't been until now. What is the procedure they might do to get rid of it, seeing it is a baby tooth, will they pull it or what?(We have to switch dentists and I can't get him in until tomorrow afternoon)


My daughter had similar problems with caveties and abcesses in her baby teeth. The dentist will probably pull the tooth and prescribe antibiotics for the abcess. Don't worry too much about not being able to get in until tomorrow, although your son will be uncomfortable (which I know is hard on everyone) he won't come to any harm from the wait. Give him Tylenol and warm compresses in the meantime. Good luck.

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