Can a tooth abscess go away on its own?

No, a tooth abscess will not go away on its own and requires prompt treatment from a dentist. If left untreated, a dental abscess can cause serious health complications, such as sepsis or meningitis, and can also cause significant damage to the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone structure.

Infections caused by abscesses can spread to other areas of the head and neck if not properly treated, making it important to seek prompt medical attention.

While some people may try to manage the pain at home with over-the-counter pain relievers, this will not cure the abscess. Antibiotics may help to control the infection, but will not completely cure it.

A dentist will be able to diagnose and properly treat the abscess to ensure that it does not cause more serious health problems.