What if i think i have an abscess? what should i do
A:If it is a dental abscess then you should see a dentist right away to get some antibiotics. If you cannot wait, go to emergency. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-if-i-think-i-have-an-abscess%3F-what-should-i-do ]
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- What if i think i have an abscess? what should i do
- If it is a dental abscess then you should see a dentist right away to get some antibiotics. If you cannot wait, go to emergency.
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