A 78-year-old female asked:
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why is face swollen (lower lip and left side) hard like a golf after gum graft surgery? on 500mg amoxicillin 3 x day. this is 4th day.

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Facial swelling: There could be a collection of blood or pus. You should consult with the surgeon who performed the graft.
Answered on Jul 20, 2014
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your surgeon: Dental abscess infection may spread to the face, brain or neck. Direct spread from a dental source can account for up to 10% of brain abscesses. See your surgeon for a preventive and additional treatment. Amoxicillin 500 TID is an adjunctive treatment only. Take care.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Facial swelling: This is impossible to say without a clinical exam and more information about your condition and the surgery itself. Call your surgeon ASAP for advice and a post-op examination.
Answered on Jul 20, 2014

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