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How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?

How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?

Antibiotics: If just on antibiotics you could expect 2-3 days, if you have had the tooth worked on and antibiotics it should be noticable sooner. See your dentist if you haven't. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How long does it take for a tooth infection swelling to go down, after starting antibiotics?

How long does it take for a tooth infection swelling to go down, after starting antibiotics?

I day to 1 week: If you have the correct antibiotic it can be very quick. With the wrong antibiotic it will take a long time. Amoxicillin is good for approximately 75% of the bacteria. Adding Metronidazole (flagyl) takes that up to 99%. Augmentin also gets 99% of the bacteria. ...Read more

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I have a abcessed tooth infection. How long before the swelling goes down on my face?

I have a abcessed tooth infection. How long before the swelling goes down on my face?

Depends: Depends on how severe the abscess is, if there is spontaneous drainage of the abscess and your medical history. Usually with antibiotics it can take a few days if you respond to the antibiotics. With surgery it can take more than 3 days. ...Read more

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Tooth infection in redone filling. Swelling and pain gone from amoxcilin. How long will this last till I have to get an extraction. No healthcare atm.?

Tooth infection in redone filling. Swelling and pain gone from amoxcilin. How long will this last till I have to get an extraction. No healthcare atm.?

A few days: You need to see a dentist for treatment. The antibiotic only suppresses the infection. The infected tooth is like an infected splinter, the source of the infection has to be removed. In the case of the tooth you will probably need root canal treatment or an extraction. Don't delay, infections in this area can spread to the brain and become life threatening. ...Read more

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I had a tooth infection that caused massive swelling iunder my tougne. The infection was drained and I'm on meds. The swelling won't go away.

I had a tooth infection that caused massive swelling iunder my tougne. The infection was drained and I'm on meds. The swelling won't go away.

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection i'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away? So i can pull the tooth.

I have a tooth infection i'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away?  So i can pull the tooth.

Consider:: Some tooth infections will never settle down without actually removing the tooth. Coordinate treatment with your dentist to "close the loop" and resolve the problem completely. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER for a tooth infection that is making me extreamly sick? I have a tooth that is suppose to be removed tomorrow, however it is making me vomit, giving me a headache, and I have swelling in my face. I don't know if I should wait till t

In : In this type of situation you should call your dentist right away. He/she will either prescribe an antibiotic which can be picked up at a 24 hour pharmacy, or they will advise you if they think you should go to an urgent care or er. Infections in the teeth can easily lead to an abscess which could then lead to a dangerous infection in the blood, which can be life threatening. Therefore this is something that should be addressed right away. By the date of this post you should have had your extraction. I hope all went well. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

Antibiotic: If a diffuse swelling in face or jaws from an abscessed tooth, then antibiotic is indicated; followed by treatment for the tooth such as root canal therapy or extraction. ...Read more

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I just finished antibiotics 48 hrs ago for a tooth infection and tonight my face is swelling again, is this normal?

I just finished antibiotics 48 hrs ago for a tooth infection and tonight my face is swelling again, is this normal?

No: See an oral surgeon asap. The infection may have to be surgically treated with antibiotics. Of course the tooth will need to be extracted or have a root canal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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