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Tooth Abscess Swollen Face
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
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
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?
I recently went to my local ER for a swollen face due to bad teeth care. The doctor gave me a 10 day supply of pencillin vk. I have been taking it for three days and I have an abscess. What should I do?
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
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
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
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
Use antibiotic and: Moist heat over the area involved.Get a more detailed answer ›
Double tooth abscess treated with antib face neck swelling 3teeth need to be pulled no insurance jst health severe pain and slight swelln returned?
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
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?
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
I've had a soft bump on the top right side of my tooth for a while that would drain on its own. Now, there's a new bump in between my gums and cheek. I have got a swollen face and it pains. What should I do?
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?
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
My Wife is experiencing swollen face, jaw pain and warm skin (warm enough to melt an ice pack after 10 mins of use) on her left cheek. She just had her bottom left wisdom tooth pulled yesterday. Is being that warm normal?
No swelling or extreme pain but tooth has pus and my throat is really sore and glands tender and swollen. Face and neck really itchy?
Is it normal to have a swollen face still 3 days after getting four wisdom teeth surgically extracted?
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
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
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?
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
I have an abscessed tooth and my face is swollen. Will applying warm or cold compress to it help?
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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?
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!
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
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