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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?

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Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in 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 1/31/2014

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman answered

Specializes in Endodontics

Infection: You need to see your dentist. The abscess at roots end has not healed and you need to have it addressed.

Answered 1/24/2014

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in 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 1/24/2014

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