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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Swelling: Sublingual swelling can be very dangerous and could cause a life threatening situation if it expands and pushes back on your tongue, blocking off your airway. The surgeon who is treating you should be made aware of your situation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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