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Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

Be patient: It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly. Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck a ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more

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I had a bad abscess last april, it was so infected i was on medicine until august and then finally my root canal started which was a combination of 3 more visits to complete it. My tooth still is sore on and off and a bad oder comes from it. I don't fee

Saginaw, I : Saginaw, i truly don't know how things were handled, but a bad smell and soreness tells me it is not right now. Not everything turns out the way we want it to. Go see you dentist and voice your concern. They can not help you unless you give them an opportunity too. If you’re not happy with the response then move on. Hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Antibiotics haven't reduced my dental abscess. Can my dentist still perform the root canal treatment?

Antibiotics haven't reduced my dental abscess. Can my dentist still perform the root canal treatment?

Abcess: The short answer is yes, but it depends if there is still alot of pain involved or if it is draining. The abscess doesn't have to be completely gone but xrays and an exam from a dentist is needed. ...Read more

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It's been 3 weeks since part one of my root canal and my abscess is still there, but smaller. I don't have anymedicines left. Is it normal?

It's been 3 weeks since part one of my root canal and my abscess is still there, but smaller. I don't have anymedicines left. Is it normal?

Smaller is good but: Only time will tell if you will get complete resolution of the infection. I'm not sure what you are referring to when you san 'part one' of my rct. Was the rct completed? What was the prognosis given to you by your dentist? This needs to be monitored for about 3 months (or longer) in order to know if the rct will be successful or other treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Get an incision from your doctor so the wound can drain
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Get a culture of the pus
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Take oral antibiotics as directed by your doctor
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Wound care instructions & list of supplies
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A root canal for my abcess tooth on 1/17/15. He did not put me on anti biotics before hand and my face is still swollen. How long does swelling last?

A root canal for my abcess tooth on 1/17/15. He did not put me on anti biotics before hand and my face is still swollen. How long does swelling last?

Can't generalize: Swelling in your hand is not likely to be related to the root canal. Depending on where your facial swelling is the same may be true there. We don't always use antibiotics when treating root canals of teeth so you really need to have your facial swelling evaluated by your treating dentist and your hand swelling looked at by your primary care provider. Swelling lasts as long as there is inlammation ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Soak in warm water for 20 minutes
3x day
Apply topical antibiotic
3x day
Consider visit to doctor to incise and drain abscess
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What can I expect after removing an abscess from a previously done root canal on the same tooth?

What can I expect after removing an abscess from a previously done root canal on the same tooth?

It may heal: A well sealed root canal with a proper restoration will generally heal. The outcome depends on several factors including the bacteria present, whether the natural tooth anatomy was respected and the ability of your body to heal. Success rates are in the mid 80's in the absence of complications. ...Read more

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