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

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Antibiotics control the infection but the symptoms may not immediately resolve. The source of the infection needs to be addressed. This tooth will pro... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Your appropriate antibiotic dosage will help control spread of infection but will not cure the cause, the abscess. Treatment will probably require eit... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry 43 years experience
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
Dr. James Jensen
40 years experience
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
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
Facial nerve: Facial nerve may be compress as swelling occurs, which may lead to numbness or paresthesia(altered sensation).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
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
Dentistry 41 years experience
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
General Practice 29 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Zev Kaufman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 28 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Waited too long: You require specific Dental Treatment to resolve your issue. Pills/poltices/salves won't do it. ER can't help unless they have a Dentist on duty, and... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Might: Was it very severe and now is mild? That's normal. Is getting worse instead than better: tht's not normal.
A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
If the parotid swelling is on the opposite side from the "tooth abscess", the parotid swelling is probably not related to the abscess, and should be s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Wollock
Dentistry 30 years experience
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
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