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A 48-year-old female asked:

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 answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
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.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Infection: You need to see your dentist. The abscess at roots end has not healed and you need to have it addressed.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 46 years experience
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.
Last updated Jan 31, 2014

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