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A 21-year-old female asked:

i had a blood clot come from my tooth abcess no puss just a blood clot is that normal? my lower right side of lower jaw is swollen just started keflex today. swelling has been prestenit and gottwn bigger since this morning should i worry..

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Certainly: Keflex is not usually prescribed for dental infections, so it's not the first choice for antibiotics. You do understand that antibiotics alone will not solve your dental infection... the tooth or gum needs to be physically treated by a dentist. Please make an emergency appointment ASAP and feel better soon.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
What to do:: First, call and notify the dentist who prescribed the Keflex of your symptoms. If it was self prescribed or administered you run the risk of even bigger problems. Infections can go downhill very quickly and lead to more serious issues. Yes, you should be concerned and see a dentist asap! If it's after hours consider going to a 24/7 emergency medical facility.

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