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what should i do to minimize the size of my swollen jaw lump that was created by my infected tooth?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Treatment: After seeing a dentist, having the tooth dealt with and getting appropriate antimicrobials, the swelling will go down.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Mahesh Patel
38 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: See your dentist. He will prescribe antibiotics or drain the area. You will probably need root canal treatment.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Fix the tooth.: A lump in the jaw caused by an infected tooth is due to a build up of pus. Once the tooth is treated or extracted, this lump will disappear.
Answered on Jun 6, 2015
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon: Has the tooth been treated? If so, the lump should dissipate. If not treated, see an oral surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Oct 7, 2016

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