Can I Have My Abscess Drained in a Hospital?
16th August 2016
A. If you have an abscess, then the antibiotics will only have taken down the acute infection. The chronic infection still remains and will not go away without treating the tooth, probably to have the tooth out. Yes, you can ask to be referred to hospital to have GA (some will do IV sedation). However, there may be quite a wait and they would not just drain the abscess, as it will come back again. If you have paid for sedation in the past, then you know that you will not remember any of the procedure and that might be the quickest way to get it sorted out. Hope this helps, Jenny.