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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

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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Whole face swollen, eyes closed due to swelling. Had abscess on head for 3 days, needs asvice for my swollen face and my eyes. Thanks a lot?

Whole face swollen, eyes closed due to swelling. Had abscess on head for 3 days, needs asvice for my swollen face and my eyes. Thanks a lot?

Urgent: This can be a facial cellulitis (skin infection) and that is an emergency. You should seek medical care immediately if you have not yet had medical care. If you are not under treatment the infection, if present, can spread to the veins leading to the brain. ...Read more

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Swollen face from infected tooth spread up to eye on right side. Painful near nose. Partial root canal, done=penicillin. Time until swelling ebbs?

Swollen face from infected tooth spread up to eye on right side. Painful near nose. Partial root canal, done=penicillin. Time until swelling ebbs?

Phone Call...: Call your treating dentist immediately. You're asking for a specific time for the swelling to subside, which cannot be determined based on the little information posted. Infections like this may need to be surgically drained. Make the call... ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen face still 3 days after getting four wisdom teeth surgically extracted?

Is it normal to have a swollen face still 3 days after getting four wisdom teeth surgically extracted?

WNL: It is within normal limits, and depend on the severity of your surgery. Speak to your oral surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more

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Can't go dentist for 3 days I went to a GP for swollen face and gum pain. Gave amoxicillin for abcess. Face pain, headache, eye presure will it help?

Can't go dentist for 3 days I went to a GP for swollen face and gum pain. Gave amoxicillin for abcess. Face pain, headache, eye presure will it help?

See a dentist ASAP: The most common cause for dental pain are inflammations and not infections. Antibiotics are rarely required and should only be used as an adjunct to dental treatment for infection since they may complicate further outcome. Take the NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control pain and see your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess that caused the lymph nodes along my jaw to swell on one side. If someone accidentally hit that lymph node, would it swell more? I was accidentally hit right in my jaw by my younger brother and now have lots of swelling and pain

I had a tooth abscess that caused the lymph nodes along my jaw to swell on one side. If someone accidentally hit that lymph node, would it swell more? I was accidentally hit right in my jaw by my younger brother and now have lots of swelling and pain

Infection: An abscess is a virulent infection requiring immediate treatment. By the time it causes lymph node enlargement it is rapidly overcoming your body's defense mechanisms. Traumatically striking already damaged tissue can cause excessive damage. Important that you see a Dentist, Endodontists, or Oral Surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a abscess tooth yesterday. My right lower side of my face is extremely swollen and painful. How long until I get some relief?

Swollen face: You should have been prescribed an antibiotic. This may take a day b fore you see an improvement in your symptoms. If you are not improving or getting worse see your dentist again asap. ...Read more

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2 days ago I had a root extraction. Due to a abscess I had on my gum from a tooth with had broken in my root. When will I heal my face is swollen?

2 days ago I had a root extraction. Due to a abscess I had on my gum from a tooth with had broken in my root. When will I heal my face is swollen?

It takes time...: You had an infection (and may still have one). You also had a minor surgical procedure to extract that root. Are you on antibiotics? What's your age? Any medical conditions? How difficult was the extraction? Call your surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth and my face is swollen. Will applying warm or cold compress to it help?

I have an abscessed tooth and my face is swollen. Will applying warm or cold compress to it help?

Do neither!: Heat may help spread the infection and cold will limit your body's own healing mechanism from coping with infection. Therefore do neither! Instead get to a dentist asap for proper antibiotic coverage and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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The I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth. My face keeps on swollen up, my eye is now swollen what should I do?

The I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth. My face keeps on swollen up, my eye is now swollen what should I do?

Go to the dentist: Worsening swelling is concerning after 2d of antibiotics. You need to have the abscess drained. Go back to see your dentist. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain until you see the dentist. ...Read more

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When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head. My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

When can an abscessed tooth be removed? I have been taking 250 mligrams of penicillin 4 times a day since 2pm 4/9/12.I will take the last pill at 2 am4/16/12. The abscess has not come to a head. My gum is still swollen and my cheek and under my chin. Tha

While taking meds: This my opinion. Generally the best time to extract a tooth is a few days into the course of antibiotics. Two or three days the meds begin to work and help make it easier to get you numb. After the extraction you finish the meds to eliminate any residual infection. ...Read more

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Hi im chelsey. I'm concerned for my mother she has bad teeth, but there is one tooth that is abscess and now the tooth and her face is numb/swollen?

Hi im chelsey. I'm concerned for my mother she has bad teeth, but there is one tooth that is abscess and now the tooth and her face is numb/swollen?

Get to dentist: She will need an exam and evaluation by a dentist to develop a plan to resolve her problem. If cost is a barrier to getting to a private dentist, see if there is a community health center near her that may be able to provide lower cost care. There is a potential for increasing complications if a long delay in seeking diagnosis happens. ...Read more

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I have 2 abscessed teeth&my right side of my face is swollen up bad and my gums have black knots above them. Is that normal with abscess?

I have 2 abscessed teeth&my right side of my face is swollen up bad and my gums have black knots above them. Is that normal with abscess?

See Dentist: You have severe infection that requires immediate rx. "black knots" may or may not be associated w the infected teeth. See dentist immediately. ...Read more

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The left side of my face is swollen. I don't have any pain nor do I have an abscess. I do however still have my wisdom teeth. What do you think?

The left side of my face is swollen. I don't have any pain nor do I have an abscess. I do however still have my wisdom teeth. What do you think?

See oral surgeon: You should see an oral surgeon now. They will take a panoramic x-ray to see beyond the tooth area. Although you may not feel any symptoms, things are not normal. Facial swelling can be very serious and can worsen very fast. Your problem could be any number of things from parotid gland swelling to wisdom tooth infection to an as yet to be diagnosed tumor. Go now. ...Read more

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Can I mix clindomicen and amoxicillin for 6 abscess teeth. The entire right side of my face is swollen. I was given both by dentists recently.

Can I mix clindomicen and amoxicillin for 6 abscess teeth. The entire right side of my face is swollen. I was given both by dentists recently.

Antibiotics: Antibiotics alone may not be enough to bring your infection under control. Have you seen an oral surgeon for this? The abscess may also need to be drained. Please have this immediately treated to avoid further problems. ...Read more

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I have a few tooth abcess and I'm not allergic to amoxcillin but my face and lips where swollen ad I've been on amox for a few days plus puffy eyes?

I have a few tooth abcess and I'm not allergic to amoxcillin but my face and lips where swollen ad I've been on amox for a few days plus puffy eyes?

Call your doctor: You may need a different antibiotic, you may be either allergic to Amoxicillin or the antibiotic is not working well especially if you are not getting better. ...Read more

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A root canal for my abcess tooth on 1/17/15. He did not put me on anti biotics before hand and my face is still swollen. How long does swelling last?

A root canal for my abcess tooth on 1/17/15. He did not put me on anti biotics before hand and my face is still swollen. How long does swelling last?

Call your dentist: After the root canal treatment, you may have some swelling and certainly some pain. If swelling does not decrease after 48-72 call your dentist immediately for post root canal evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Infection: Go to a dentist and resolve the cause of the infection by removing the offending tooth or root canal therapy along with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Symptoms of tooth abscess near crown?

Perio or endo: If the abscess is draining, usually you will have slightly raised gum and very little pain. However, if the abscess is not draining or if the fistula (draining tube) is obstructed, you will have swollen gum and more pain. If your tooth abscess is near the gum, your dentist will also check out your gum condition in addition to your tooth because it can be cracked tooth and/or gum disease. ...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


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