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A 23-year-old female asked:

keflex since 10:30 saturday night its now monday 11:30 pm how long will it take for the swelling inside of my check to go down from tooth abscess?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends: Varies between 7-10 days, assuming that you are on the correct antibioticm dose of antibiotic, metabolsm and/or other underlying medical conditions.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Antibiotic: Antibiotic used to control swelling and spread of bacteria. May take 24-36 hours to "take hold." Antibiotic will not cure a Dental abscess, however, and root canal treatment or extraction is required. Talk over your long-term treatment plan with your Dentist, and continue taking antibiotic until all are gone.

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