Tooth abscess, awaiting extraction. Jaw is swollen and I cannot open mouth wide enough for treatmen on amoxillian and co codomol for 10 days tooth ok?
Patience. You will need to have the tooth extracted, but the antibiotic needs time to work... It does not happen overnight. Once the infection is under control, the tooth will be extracted and your jaw muscles will loosen up.
Get it out. You need to have the tooth removed as soon as possible. All the antibiotics in the world won't make the infection go away, removing the source (the tooth) will. You may also need to have the infection drained at the same time to remove the surrounding infection. You should see and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon that can treat you appropriately, remove the tooth, drain the infection if necessary.
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?
Go back to dentist. The yellow coloration of your face may be from breakdown of blood products in your tissues, and the Codeine and Acetaminophen in co-codamol may enhance bleeding. Hopefully this abscess has been drained, since antibiotics alone are seldom reliably effective. You need to return and discuss with your dentist and allow them to see the new problems. Good luck. Read more...
Call your dentist. I recommend that you call your dentist and explain what's going on. Even if the office is closed, your dentist should have some way of getting back to you shortly. If your dentist is not available or if things are not getting better, see an oral surgeon. Read more...