How do I the swelling of tooth abscess down?

When the cause of. Swelling go away(infection) the sewlling go away.That happen with treatment.
Seek treatment. Swelling due to a tooth abscess is usually present because there is a source causing the area to produce pus. There are three ways to reduce this production: 1)eliminate the source (root canal or extraction), 2)antibiotics, 3) incision and drainage. Only option 1 will actually treat the source so it will no t return. Options 2 & 3 produce temporary results.
Warmth. If it is an infection, you want to reduce the pressure of the area with antibiotics. However, if the tooth has an opening to the mouth on the top of the tooth, gently cleaning the food debris from the area may allow the gases to escape and reduce the pressure. Warm compresses work also. Best bet, get an antibiotic and open the area. See your dentist!

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I had a severe tooth abscess the infected teeth were removed it's been a little over 24 hours and the swelling has only went down slightly.

Call dentist. Did your dentist prescribe antibiotics in addition? Call the dentist to make sure that the swelling is normal. There is always some swelling after an extraction on a normal basis and it may take a while due to the severity of the infection. Check with the dentist to alleviate any concerns. Read more...
Be patient. It took a long time for the infection to become severe enough to require a surgical solution. It will take time to heal. It should be a little better every day. If not, call your Surgeon or treating Dentist immediately. Important to also talk to your Dentist about timely tooth replacement...don't ignore this. Read more...
Probably normal. It will take up to several weeks for everything to go back to normal. If it does not continue to improve or gets worse, you should go immediately to the surgeon that took them out. Read more...

Have a tooth abscess for a week now. Do I continue with home remedies or go to Dentist? Swelling is way down with a little redness. Have no pain.

Go to Dentist! An abscess might go down after some "home remedies ", but ultimately the source of infection and the infection itself are still present, just not acute! For a real cure, you need to see the dentist for a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment! Don't wait for the infection to become life threatening, seek out treatment now! Read more...
Home remedies? There are no home remedies for dental treatment. You can go now, when your pain is not excruciating, or you can go when you're swollen and the pain is unbearable. Either way you will have to go.. it just depends on how much you want to suffer. Read more...

Does tooth abscess cause a lot of swelling or a just a bit?

Maybe even none. Sometimes the abscess is subclinical... we can see it on a radiograph, but the patient has no outward signs. Really does not matter if it is a little or a lot of swelling. It needs to be treated. Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. Regardless, the size of the swelling, a tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. Read more...

Can a tooth abscess cause permanant swelling and damage to face?

Unlikely to bperman. It can cause serious swelling which can be very serious & even life threatening in rare instances. Typically after appropriate treatment, extraction, root canal or periodontal therapy, the swelling will resolve. Read more...
No. Facial cellulitis is swelling of the face. A dental infection can cause space swelling that can be visible as an outside swelling of the face. Dental treatment and antibiotics will reduce the swelling with no permanent damage to the face. 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...

How can I reduce swelling and pain from my face after a tooth abscess?

Depends. Your question is a bit unclear since it doesn't state whether you have been treated or not. If you have not been treated then the underlying problem must be addressed and treated. If the abscess has been treated by either root canal, extraction, or an incision and drainage then you need the appropriate course of antibiotics, along with warm compresses and time. Read more...
Call Your Dentist. Antibiotics may be advisable ... Aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients arnica can help reduce swelling & pain. Call your dentist for help with pain and swelling as it can worsen and cause other issues. Read more...
Antibiotics and time. If you had the appropriate treatment for an abscess, it may just be a matter of time for the swelling and pain to resolve. If either root canal, extraction or periodontal treatment was completed, and you are likely on a systemic antibiotic, it can take up to a week or so for noticeable swelling to resolve. If this has already occurred, i recommend you contact the treating dentist for a follow-up. Read more...