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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
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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
11 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
24 to 48 hours: You should notice an improvement within 48 hours.
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Dr. Jai Prakash
50 years experience Dentistry
It depends: It depends on severity of infection and the type of bacteria involved in the infection.
Dr. Donald Blair
48 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotics and.....: I'm assuming the cause of the abscessed tooth has been addressed, either with an extraction, root canal therapy or periodontal surgery. One needs bot ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on how severe the abscess is, if there is spontaneous drainage of the abscess and your medical history. Usually with antibiotics it can take ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Until treated: Until the tooth is treated. See a dentist asap.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
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.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
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
25 years experience Dentistry
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
33 years experience Dentistry
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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

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