Tooth Abscess

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What is Tooth Abscess?

A tooth abscess is a collection of pus (bacterial infection) that forms in the tooth. Some symptoms include swelling, pain and inflammation. The infection can spread to the surrounding bone supporting the tooth. A tooth abscess may occur with an untreated dental cavity, or trauma to the tooth.

What is it like to have Tooth Abscess?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Tooth Abscess and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Cephalex, Cephalex, Keflex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Tooth Abscess (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with Tooth Abscess, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Tooth Abscess

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Cephalex, Cephalex, Keflex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Tooth Abscess (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Tooth Abscess (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Antenex, Atenex, Diastat) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Ataxia (lack of coordination) Drowsiness 3 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Balance problems Brain fog 12 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Balance problems Brain fog 3 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased energy
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil, Advil Extra Strength, Advil Liqui-Gel) 42 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Fatigue
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Apomorphine Topical Cream, InveAmp MSIR, Kadian) 16 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation Slow speech (bradyarthria) 1 more
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (2)

Data from patients with Tooth Abscess, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Tooth Abscess on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 10
40s 7
50s 5
60s 1
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

83% Females
17% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 17
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from Tooth Abscess patients who have completed their condition history
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