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Couple of days ago my front bottom teeth the four in front started hurting and my gums were swollen horrible pain. now there is a dark swollen spot on?

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Teeth pain: You could have a tooth abscess that would require an antibiotic to resolve.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Antibiotics will control spread of infection for as long as you take the pills. To CURE a dental abscess requires root canal treatment or extraction. Pills alone won't do it. Please see your Dentist.
Sep 8, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Pain/swelling: Most commonly (but not always) tooth or gum/bone infection. Pills alone will not cure. Please see your Dentist for immediate intervention.
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Last updated Sep 8, 2016

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