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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
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
No: Facial cellulitis is swelling of the face. A dental infection can cause space swelling that can be visible as an outside swelling of the face. Denta ... Read More
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: I have seen a draining tract from a tooth abscess extending to the outside of the face on the cheek. However, as the tooth is extracted (too severe b ... Read More

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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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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Your question is a bit unclear since it doesn't state whether you have been treated or not. If you have not been treated then the underlying problem ... Read More
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Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Call Your Dentist: Antibiotics may be advisable ... Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients arnica can help reduce swelling & pain. Call your denti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wineman
40 years experience Dentistry
Abscess and swelling: Although on antibiotics, delaying definitive treatment can be dangerous. Check out local dental school(s) to see if you can be seen there, if not cont ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Recurrent tooth pain: There is no other option other than the removal of the 3 teeth to give you relief. Without insurance, extraction is the cheapest short term option. Yo ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
32 years experience Dentistry
Absolutely NOT: Though Clindamycin can help with acute infection, it takes time. Increased swelling is an immediate health risk--especially if causing difficulty swal ... 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 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 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
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 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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