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how long does it take for swelling to go down from abscessed tooth

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
42 years experience Dentistry
It can be: The face haws may nerves that are a short distance from the brain, an infection can affect the whole side of your face, causing swelling, pain, headac ... Read More
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Dr. James Jensen
39 years experience Periodontics
No: If your face is swelling and you are becoming numb in the tissues your infection is significant. I would seek help right away to resolve this concern! ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Facial nerve: Facial nerve may be compress as swelling occurs, which may lead to numbness or paresthesia(altered sensation).
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Oral surgeon: See the oral surgeon. Many infections are so severe that drains must be placed to allow the infection to be released. This is not uncommon in facial s ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: The swelling is most likely due to an infection, and your dentist will examine you, take radiographs, and determine if that tooth is restorable or nee ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Don't Go To ER: The er is a very expensive place to go for this simple problem. Your family doctor and/or your dentist are a much better choice for treating this sim ... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Not much: Going to the er is time consuming, expensive, and not definitive. They will give you antibiotics and pain meds but won't treat the cause of the proble ... Read More
Dr. Jason Alliger
23 years experience Endodontics
Go to dentist: If you go to er they will give you an antibiotic and pain pill. This will temporarily help you. Eventually your problem will come back. Maybe worse. S ... Read More
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
27 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Dr. : Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home. In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars. Please go s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Try our other forum: You have posted on our free, public, informational forum, where doctors do not give medical advice or care. Try a private consultation. In the US cert ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Might: Was it very severe and now is mild? That's normal. Is getting worse instead than better: tht's not normal.
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your problem. The antibiotics can take a day to really start working, so you need to give them some time. My concern is that you ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Wollock
29 years experience Dentistry
Seattle, It : Seattle, it could be. It could also be pericoronitis, a localized gum infection usually around the lose tissue of a partially erupted third molar. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
30 years experience Endodontics
Depends: Depends on the size of the swelling. If it is of an appreciable size, you may need to have an incision & drainage commonly known as an i & d. Regardle ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Depends : If untreated, the swelling can become worse - even life threatening. If you have been treated with a root canal or extraction, the swelling usually r ... Read More
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