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A 45-year-old female asked:

i had upper molar extract due to infection but the area of sinus is still puffy. i have started 7 day amoxicillin which is finished 2days ago. i also started 7day metronidazole n it is 5th day now. what do i do?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 43 years experience
Watch closely: Any upper molar extraction can lead to some other problems. If you still need to take antibiotics make sure that your sinus wasn't involved with the surgery. The roots of the molars for many people live in the sinus cavity. Go back to whomever took out your tooth and don't keep taking antibiotics. Ain't good for your GI or GU systems.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Persistent infection: While Penicillin is a commonly used antibiotic for dental infections, Metronidazole is not. You may require another course of Penicillin and/or referral to a specialist Oral Surgeon.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 29 years experience
Follow up : Were these medications prescribed by your doctor? If so, it is always best to follow up with the same dr. to address any issues or concerns.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Upper molar extracti: For any issues relating to the extraction, contact the surgeon for a follow up examination.

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