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What helps with a swollen face from a abscess tooth went to drs this morning the gave me amoxicillin?

What helps with a swollen face from a abscess tooth went to drs this morning the gave me amoxicillin?

Abscess: An infected abscessed tooth will cause surrounding tissues to swell as the infection spreads. Antibiotic will, in a few days, begin to limit spread of infection for as long as you take the Med. But to cure, all infected tooth material must be removed or infection will flare up again. Schedule appropriate treatment with your Dentist. ...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


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Had root canal filling nearly 12 mth ago. Now have an abscess under tooth. Face swollen etc and now neck seems to be too. Taking amoxicillin on day?

Had root canal filling nearly 12 mth ago. Now have an abscess under tooth. Face swollen etc and now neck seems to be too. Taking amoxicillin on day?

See a dentist ASAP: Do not fool around with this yourself. An abscess needs draining and you should be seen as soon as possible by a dentist or oral surgeon and have this treated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long until swollen face from tooth absess goes away??

How long until swollen face from tooth absess goes away??

Treatment: It depends on how it is being treated... has your dentist started root canal therapy or given you antibiotics? Without care the abscess will not heal on its own. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess and swollen eye, what do I do?

Antibiotic, I ; D: Your need to have the abscess drained and be placed on antibiotic. You don't want the abscess to spread any further. You brain is not too far away from your eye. Go to your dentist right the way! ...Read more

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My tooth has been aching and my g around a certain tooth is swollen, could this be a tooth abscess or gingivitis? I take an immune suppressant

My tooth has been aching and my g around a certain tooth is swollen, could this be a tooth abscess or gingivitis? I take an immune suppressant

Dental check: You may have an abscess or other infection. Please let your parents know asap - you need this evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

My tooth abscess pain has spread to my face and nose. Is this normal?

It is not normal: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess and pain has spread to face and nose. What should I do?

I have a tooth abscess and pain has spread to face and nose. What should I do?

See your dentist: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. See your dentist for re-evaluation and dental treatment. Good luck. ...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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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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Might clindamycin be a strong enough antibiotic for a tooth abscess that has spread to my face and neck, and beyond?

Might clindamycin be a strong enough antibiotic for a tooth abscess that has spread to my face and neck, and beyond?

Maybe: If this is the case, we recommend you be seen asap for an evaluation. Depending on when you started the antibiotic, you may already be behind the ability of an oral antibiotic to be effective and may need IV medication. Additionally, it may be necessary to drain the abscess in order to remove infection and allow the antibiotic to be effective. Thanks. ...Read more

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I saw a dentist for a tooth abscess. I have been taking Amoxicillin for three days. My face and jaw have swollen and my face is turning yellow. I have started taking 2500 mg of Co-codamol approximately every 4-5 hours. What should Ido?

Need reevaluation: Co-codamol is a pain killer, not an abscess cure. Amoxicillin is supposed to prevent spread of infection, but will not cure abscess. Abscess can only be cured w root canal rx or extraction. Please call dentist to report your current status and ask for advice. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause mouth pain/swollen face besides an abscess?

See your dentist: A fractured root, periodontal disease, inflamed temporomandibular joint, allergic reaction and trauma can contribute to facial swelling. ...Read more

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I took clindamycin for ten days. Two pills four times a day for abscess and swollen face (facial cellulite due to abscess) How long before I can drink?

I took clindamycin for ten days. Two pills four times a day for abscess and swollen face (facial cellulite due to abscess) How long before I can drink?

Antibiotics: If you have finished the antibiotics and no longer have any signs or symptoms of an infection- you may resume your social activities. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

What can cause a swollen face and big bubble above the tooth?

Abscess: This is most likely an abscess of the tooth. You will need a root canal or extraction, but don't delay. This is very serious! ...Read more

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Serious tooth problems causing a swollen face, what can I do?

Please get urgent: Care. You could have an abscess. Bacterial infections can spread to contiguous structures. Please see dentist now. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

Occurs due to trauma, decay, or periodontal disease (hardest to treat). When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more