A 48-year-old female asked:
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had root canal filling nearly 12 mth ago. now have an abscess under tooth. face swollen etc and now neck seems to be too.taking amoxicillin on day?

3 doctor answers
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dentist ASAP: Do not fool around with this yourself. An abscess needs draining and you should be seen as soon as possible by a dentist or oral surgeon and have this treated professionally. Good luck.
Answered on Jan 31, 2014
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Infection: You need to see your dentist. The abscess at roots end has not healed and you need to have it addressed.
Answered on Jan 24, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Compare x-rays: I would want the dentist/endodontist to compare x-rays then and now to provide a more definitive answer. Sometimes the lesion can be healing granulating tissue. A lot depends on if you have symptoms too- swelling, bump on tissue, pain upon eating, temp sensitivity.
Answered on Jan 24, 2014

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