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I started Antibiotics yesterday for a infected tooth and this morning my jaw is swollen

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Broken molar root?: Need a dental x-ray. Molar root often breaks off after extraction and is buried in the gum.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Certainly: Keflex is not usually prescribed for dental infections, so it's not the first choice for antibiotics. You do understand that antibiotics alone will no ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment: After seeing a dentist, having the tooth dealt with and getting appropriate antimicrobials, the swelling will go down.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Not normal: It is quite possible that there is a complication with your extraction sites. It is important to keep in touch with the doctor concerning these post ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth infection: If your tooth is really infected, you need to see a dentist immediately. Antibiotics to not solve dental problems, them manage the infection while you ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Node: Ct scans describe the nodes and are helpful in deciding If they are something to worry about. Sometimes we put people on antibiotics or biopsy the nod ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Get this checked: potentially when an infected tooth is extracted, there can be pathogens left behind in the bone...If the infection in the molar area drains, the most ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
36 years experience Dentistry
It is most: likely infected. See a dentist asap.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't wait: You should be able to see a dentist on the same day. Untreated/incompletely treated dental infections can lead to abscess in the jaw, neck and face. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. PRADIP SHAH
40 years experience Infectious Disease
May have abscess nee: Follow up with dentist
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