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?
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.
IMO that's how my sons molar looked as it was coming through. Remember molars are huge.
I'd personally take him in. Or maybe to a pediatric dentist?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.