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how long until my swelling froma tooth abscess recedes

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Soon: Assuming the abscess has been adequately drained, you are being treated with the appropriate antibiotics and there has not been extension of the infec ... Read More
Dr. Robert Eckelson
50 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If you are taking the appropriate antibiotic and/or you have removed the source of the infection, it should resolve quickly. If not treated it will ge ... 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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Dr. James Yang
13 years experience Dentistry
Swelling=infection: See a doctor to find source of infection. Don't wait for the swelling to go down.
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
It depends: On the cause for the abscess. In any event, it is best to be checked out as soon as possible by your dentist to determine the cause, put you on the a ... Read More
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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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Dr. Steven Reubel
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A few days: It take 2 days for a blood level. If it is not a chronic situation it should show signs of responding in a few days.
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Dr. Sunia Lessing
19 years experience Endodontics
2-3 days: Typically antibiotics require 48-72hrs to become fully effective. If no changes occur after that period of time, call your dentist/endodontist, who w ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When the cause of: Swelling go away(infection) the sewlling go away.That happen with treatment.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
Abcess: An abcessed tooth needs to be treated with a root canal. Antibiotics will reduce the swelling temporarily, but if the tooth is not treated, the swelli ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Maybe even none: Sometimes the abscess is subclinical... we can see it on a radiograph, but the patient has no outward signs. Really does not matter if it is a little ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends: Varies between 7-10 days, assuming that you are on the correct antibioticm dose of antibiotic, metabolsm and/or other underlying medical conditions.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
27 years experience Periodontics
Unlikely to bperman.: It can cause serious swelling which can be very serious & even life threatening in rare instances. Typically after appropriate treatment, extraction, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Use antibiotic and: Moist heat over the area involved.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
38 years experience Dentistry
Call dentist: Did your dentist prescribe antibiotics in addition? Call the dentist to make sure that the swelling is normal. There is always some swelling after an ... Read More
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