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Will a tooth infection go away on its own?

I have a tooth infection and it hurts. Will it go on its own? Should I see a dentist?

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A tooth infection will NOT go away on its own. You should seek help from a dentist to resolve this problem.
Sometime it does but usually no. You could be risking losing the surrounding teeth and bone if left untreated. See a dentist.
A tooth infection will unfortunately not go away on its own. It is important to see a dentist soon to prevent further issues. Facial swelling can occur, which is very dangerous. Your dentist will most likely prescribe an antibiotic and either perform a root canal or extract the tooth to rid the infection. Antibiotics will help prevent inflammation, but antibiotics alone will not cure the infection.