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Urgent care worthy? Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
30th Jul '13

My son has been cutting teeth recently and it looks like one of his back teeth are trying to cut through, anyways it is is very swollen and squishy. I have been told it looks like it might be infected or he might have an abscess. I called his Dr this morning but they cant get me in till tomorrow. Do you think this is urgent care worthy? Everyone says to get him in ASAP. It doesn't seem to bother him, and he has no fever. I was hoping to go out tomorrow but it depends if I need to take him in. Thoughts?



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Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
30th Jul '13

I would take him in. It definitely looks like it could be infected, I wouldn't want anything to seep out and have him get sick.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
30th Jul '13

IMO that's how my sons molar looked as it was coming through. Remember molars are huge.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
30th Jul '13

I'd personally take him in. Or maybe to a pediatric dentist?

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40239 posts
30th Jul '13

Do you have a dental ER? If so, I'd take him there. If not, I'd call a dentist before taking him to a regular urgent care center.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49151 posts
30th Jul '13

I answered u on facebook to im on a page ur on take him in to urgent care or a dental urgent care if u can

Phallus Cranium cocksuck, LA, Sri Lanka 109072 posts
30th Jul '13

Idk, if there's no fever I probably would not freak out.

Infection and fever typically go hand in hand, is he complaining of pain?

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
30th Jul '13
Quoting Leah+1.5:" I'd personally take him in. Or maybe to a pediatric dentist?"


I was thinking about calling my dentist to see if he could see him. He hasn't been to the dentist yet.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
30th Jul '13
Quoting .Colleen.:" Idk, if there's no fever I probably would not freak out. Infection and fever typically go hand in hand, is he complaining of pain?"


Nope, He seems perfectly normal. I just happened to check his mouth for teeth (I do regularly) And I noticed that it was really swollen.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
30th Jul '13
Quoting Mrs.Dani:" Nope, He seems perfectly normal. I just happened to check his mouth for teeth (I do regularly) And I noticed that it was really swollen. "


I would probably wait. Molars (like someone said) can be big and he might just be swollen from the pressure of it trying to come through. If you notice that he has a fever or seems to not be feeling well, it might be worth a call.



An urgent care will most likely just refer you to a pediatric dentist anyway.

BαtMαɳ Gotham, DC, United States 72021 posts
status 30th Jul '13

If it's not bothering him and he has no fever, it can wait. I would be extremely concerned if it was causing him pain or he did have a fever.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
30th Jul '13

I wouldn't take him in that's what my DD's molars looked like when they were breaking through it got huge and swollen give him a Popsicle and check again if the swelling doesn't go down with cold than you should worry

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Staten Island, NY, United States 29663 posts
30th Jul '13
Quoting Jeeper:" I wouldn't take him in that's what my DD's molars looked like when they were breaking through it got ... [snip!] ... it got huge and swollen give him a Popsicle and check again if the swelling doesn't go down with cold than you should worry"


Not necessarily true.