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After IV antibiotics yesterday, tooth abscess swelling gotten worse. Should I go back to the ER? I'm taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) hcl 300mg 3x daily for 7 days.

After IV antibiotics yesterday, tooth abscess swelling gotten worse. Should I go back to the ER? I'm taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) hcl 300mg 3x daily for 7 days.

Dental Abscess: The abscess my need to be drained, either through the gingiva or the tooth. Have you consulted with a dentist or oral surgeon? Antibiotics alone may not be enough to control the infection, and certainly won't fix that rotten tooth. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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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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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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Abscessed tooth swelling and numbing of the face. Is this a normal reaction?

Abscessed tooth swelling and numbing of the face. Is this a normal reaction?

No: If your face is swelling and you are becoming numb in the tissues your infection is significant. I would seek help right away to resolve this concern! check in with your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mitral valve prolapse and an abscess tooth and swelling under my left eye am i gonna b ok?

What to do if I have mitral valve prolapse and an abscess tooth and swelling under my left eye am i gonna b ok?

Dr ASAP!!: Oh, please see a dentist ASAP--at this point, you may be referred to a hospital to get antibiotics through IV, as the infection from an abscess seems to have spread. The bone between eyes is porous and in the worst case, infection could spread into the brain. Infecting bacteria from the tooth has now entered your facial space as well as going though your entire body via infected blood. Dr ASAP. ...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?

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

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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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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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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


Dr. Ronald Achong
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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