A 40-year-old female asked:
have does had a abcess drain at the dentist yesterday how long does it take for the swelling of my top lip take to go down?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 35 years experience
Shortly...: I would expect that swelling to decrease appreciably within a few days. If this does not happen i would contact the dentist for an evaluation to make sure things are not getting worse.
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Dentistry 58 years experience
2 to 3 days: What else was done or scheduled.
If there is a cause for the infection needing drainage, that cause has to be addressed.
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Dentistry 20 years experience
A few days: You are probably taking antibiotics and the swelling should go down with in a few days.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2013
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