Abcess curiousity questions

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    Earlier this year I had a cavity in my upper tooth in which th e dentist said was abcessed. First question is I suppose is should he have filled it? Because he never done a root canal or antibiotics just filled it.

    Because, the past almost 5 months I got misdiagnosed as what we thought was a sinus infection till my 3rd ER visit and said I had 3 abcessed teeth. After 6 rounds of antibiotics I was able to make a dental appointment When I explained she basically said he set me up as a volcanoe effect the vaping wasnt the main cause but he filled it and it broke down.

    I do smoke but been vaping which she said really wasnt the problem it will just keep coming to a head and rupture until she does the root canal since the bone has gone around the entire tooth. Is vaping really a issue?

    Now silly third question, my boyfriend is flying in. I have antibiotics but sexually speaking and educational ignorance to this I will admit. Can I still perform oral and kiss him without worry? I know like any infection I am at risk, but for him is it okay? I have tried looking but not much luck.
     
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    If your dentist found an abscess then he should have referred you to a specialist for a root treatment. Are the other infected teeth next to it or in other parts of your mouth?

    You cannot transmit a dental infection to a partner. It's not contagious.

    How is your oral hygiene? I've not heard that vaping affects your teeth.
     
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    Vaping nicotine products is still being studied, but early indications are that it is still a risk factor for gum disease. Cigarettes have more chemicals than nicotine alone.
     
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    Hygiene wise I brush regularly, floss, and use mouthwash. This was unexpected as the tooth he filled went numb. No pain at first then it was my upper face like a sinus infection and even the er doctor said so they wouldn't do a CT with as much pain as I was in. Then days later my main front tooth went numb then the canine was in pain.

    The new dentist she tested and done multiple xrays. I was scared being frontal I would have to have it pulled but she don't want that she said root canal. however have to call because it seems odd the next appointment for it is January and being my other teeth are impacted I don't see her wanting to wait so long and the fact I can use antibiotics it heals up then about a week or later it comes to a head and ruptures in my gums and leaks. So I have been now using sea salt regularly.
     
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    I am just trying to quit smoking, tried cold Turkey and had horrible withdrawals. Then tried the vape, but that's when this happened and the one er doctor was rude saying it was a negative effect when vaping why the abscess keeps coming back. Tried patches but only seem to help first few hours. But the dentist Said that it was inevitable as until she does the root canal this will happen and antibiotics are like a bandaid.
     
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