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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?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Compare x-rays

I would want the dentist/endodontist to compare x-rays then and now to provide a more definitive answer. Sometimes the lesion can be healing granulating tissue.
A lot depends on if you have symptoms too- swelling, bump on tissue, pain upon eating, temp sensitivity.

In brief: Compare x-rays

I would want the dentist/endodontist to compare x-rays then and now to provide a more definitive answer. Sometimes the lesion can be healing granulating tissue.
A lot depends on if you have symptoms too- swelling, bump on tissue, pain upon eating, temp sensitivity.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Infection

You need to see your dentist.
The abscess at roots end has not healed and you need to have it addressed.

In brief: Infection

You need to see your dentist.
The abscess at roots end has not healed and you need to have it addressed.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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