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How long until my swelling froma tooth abscess recedes?

How long until my swelling froma  tooth abscess recedes?

Depends: If you are taking the appropriate antibiotic and/or you have removed the source of the infection, it should resolve quickly. If not treated it will get worse until the pressure is relieved either by rupturing the abcess or it destroys enough underlying tissue that the pressure is reduced. But then it will still be there, but not hurting as much! ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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 can it take for my swelling from tooth abscess recedes?

How long can it take for my swelling from tooth abscess recedes?

Swelling=infection: See a doctor to find source of infection. Don't wait for the swelling to go down. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess amoxicillin how long for swelling to go down?

A few days: It take 2 days for a blood level. If it is not a chronic situation it should show signs of responding in a few days. ...Read more

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How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

When the cause of: Swelling go away(infection) the sewlling go away.That happen with treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get the swelling of tooth abscess to go down?

How do I get the swelling of tooth abscess to go down?

Sorry: There's no home repair kit available on amazon. An abscess is an infected tooth with bacteria spilling out into the surrounding tissues. The only treatments are root canal or extraction. Antibiotics may help control (but not cure) the infection. Analgesics, salt water rinses, and cold compresses may help control (but not cure) the swelling. See your dentist asap before it gets worse. ...Read more

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

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Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

See a dentist ASAP: Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Can a tooth abscess cause permanant swelling and damage to face?

Can a tooth abscess cause permanant swelling and damage to face?

Unlikely: I have seen a draining tract from a tooth abscess extending to the outside of the face on the cheek. However, as the tooth is extracted (too severe bone loss), the area heals well with minimal scarring. However, early treatment will be very beneficial and inexpensive than wait. ...Read more

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I had a severe tooth abscess the infected teeth were removed it's been a little over 24 hours and the swelling has only went down slightly.

I had a severe tooth abscess the infected teeth were removed it's been a little over 24 hours and the swelling has only went down slightly.

Call dentist: Did your dentist prescribe antibiotics in addition? Call the dentist to make sure that the swelling is normal. There is always some swelling after an extraction on a normal basis and it may take a while due to the severity of the infection. Check with the dentist to alleviate any concerns. ...Read more

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Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little redness. Have no pain.

Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little  redness.
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Home remedies?: There are no home remedies for dental treatment. You can go now, when your pain is not excruciating, or you can go when you're swollen and the pain is unbearable. Either way you will have to go.. it just depends on how much you want to suffer. ...Read more

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Double tooth abscess treated with antib face neck swelling 3teeth need to be pulled no insurance jst health severe pain and slight swelln returned?

Recurrent tooth pain: There is no other option other than the removal of the 3 teeth to give you relief. Without insurance, extraction is the cheapest short term option. You have to have them removed, medicine isn't going to be any type of along or short term answer. ...Read more

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Still have cheek swelling after treating a tooth abscess. Does that mean the infection had gone into the cheek?

Still have cheek swelling after treating a tooth abscess. Does that mean the infection had gone into the cheek?

Not necessarily: This may simply reflect the degree of inflammation surrounding the dental area involved. If however the cheek is red, tender, painful or if you develop fever, chills, etc., go back and see the dentist asap or your doctor. ...Read more

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Tooth HS gotten extracted cuz of dental abscess bt drainage is NT possible. It's been a day, on IV injections, how long swelling and pain will remain?

Tooth HS gotten extracted cuz of dental abscess bt drainage is NT possible. It's been a day, on IV injections, how long swelling and pain will remain?

Tooth extraction: is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. Muscle spasm and limited range of motion of the jaw are minor complications. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a great medication for tooth abscess. Be well. ...Read more

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How long will it take for swelling to go down on a tooth abscess after starting antibiotics?

How long will it take for swelling to go down on a tooth abscess after starting antibiotics?

Depends : Typically it takes a couple of days for the antibiotic to kick in. However, if you do not resolve the source of the infection the antibiotic will only act as a "band-aid" and the infection will return. ...Read more

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How long does a tooth abscess last? I have a hole in tooth so it's draining, and i take 500mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Just started taking the antibiotics last night. When should the swelling in my gums/face go down?

How long does a tooth abscess last? I have a hole in tooth so it's draining, and i take 500mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Just started taking the antibiotics last night. When should the swelling in my gums/face go down?

Maybe never, but...: Tooth abscesses originate from dead/diseased tissue within the bad tooth, which leads to an infection in the surrounding supporting bone (abscess). Antibiotics may temporarily reduce the abscess (usually takes no less than 48 hrs, but maybe longer), but never truly address the cause. For this you need a root canal or extraction. Some infections will not respond to antibiotics at all. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

Approx 48 hours: Most oral antibiotics will take no less than 48 hours or so to start having a positive effect. There is no hard fast rule though. Sometimes it can take longer or be ineffective all together. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxiclav for a tooth abscess, how long will it be until it goes down?

Tooth Abscess: It takes 24-48 hours or the antibiotic to start working. You should see improvement 48-72 hours. The only way to prevent it from coming back is to have the tooth treated so see your dentist asap. The antibiotic only buys you time;not a cure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth abscess to develop?

How long does it take for a tooth abscess to develop?

It varies: A dental abscess can develop very rapidly but in other cases may take days to weeks to even years before an abscess is noticed. Regular dental exams are needed to prevent problems. ...Read more

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How long can a tooth abscess go without treatment?

It varies: Unfortunately, there is no set answer on this. Everyone responds differently to the infection process. It is strongly advised to have this type of problem attended to as soon as you possibly can to prevent the infection from spreading and causing some serious illness. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a tooth abscess to spread to the brain?

How long is it supposed to it take for a tooth abscess to spread to the brain?

No time limit: If it is a lower abscessed tooth you are safer than an upper tooth especially the eye tooth area if you ignore the abscess after a while you run the risk of it traveling up to your brain get it treated quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more