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How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Depends: The particular type of tooth infection, its cause and the treatment modalities will help to determine the efficacy of treatment. The swelling is a re... Read More
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 13 years experience
Antibiotics: If just on antibiotics you could expect 2-3 days, if you have had the tooth worked on and antibiotics it should be noticable sooner. See your dentist... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
24 to 48 hours: You should notice an improvement within 48 hours.
Dr. Jai Prakash
Dentistry 52 years experience
It depends: It depends on severity of infection and the type of bacteria involved in the infection.
Dr. Donald Blair
Dentistry 50 years experience
I day to 1 week: If you have the correct antibiotic it can be very quick. With the wrong antibiotic it will take a long time. Amoxicillin is good for approximately 7... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
45 years experience
See you dentist: The antibiotics only treat the infection, not the cause of it. You must see your dentist to take care of the problem.
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
Dentistry 21 years experience
AB Resistance?: Generally we will prescribe peni- or Amoxicillin to treat dental infections. If there is no response in 2-3 days then we will go to a stronger antibio... Read More
Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 37 years experience
Tooth infection: Amoxicillin is a broader spectrum antibiotic which focuses on gram positive bacterial infection. If it is not responding, generally they might change... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Swelling: Sublingual swelling can be very dangerous and could cause a life threatening situation if it expands and pushes back on your tongue, blocking off your... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 27 years experience
Be seen soon: Swelling indicates that you have infection. Dental infections can be life threatening, especially if the swelling is near the chin/neck area and may ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Padula
Dentistry 35 years experience
A big yes: Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too lar... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
44 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause, but no infection will diminish until you see your dentist to actually treat the cause of your infection.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Tooth infections: Yes, tooth infections can spread to surrounding (and even distant) locations causing serious complications. As a matter of fact, people have died from... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 21 years experience
Soon, but...: Penicillins can take 1-2 days to really kick in and start to reduce infection and swelling. You should see improvement soon. If you are not getting ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
A few days: You need to see a dentist for treatment. The antibiotic only suppresses the infection. The infected tooth is like an infected splinter, the source of ... Read More