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How long does a abcess tooth stay swollen after you start antibiotics?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Soon

If you take antibiotics as directed (don't stop until all the pills are taken), you should see partial to complete resolution of the swelling within 2-3 days.
Know however that if the tooth is truly abscessed (nerve of the tooth infected) it will require root canal treatment or extraction or the pain/swelling will return after course of antibiotic therapy completed. See your dentist for advice.

In brief: Soon

If you take antibiotics as directed (don't stop until all the pills are taken), you should see partial to complete resolution of the swelling within 2-3 days.
Know however that if the tooth is truly abscessed (nerve of the tooth infected) it will require root canal treatment or extraction or the pain/swelling will return after course of antibiotic therapy completed. See your dentist for advice.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
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In brief: 48hrs average

Takes 48 hrs before the swelling begins to decrease, and perhaps a week before it goes down.
It may never resolve completely without treatment.

In brief: 48hrs average

Takes 48 hrs before the swelling begins to decrease, and perhaps a week before it goes down.
It may never resolve completely without treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry

In brief: Varies

It could take up to 24hours depending on the size and longevity of the abscess.
The strength of the antibiotic and type is also a factor.See your dentist asap.

In brief: Varies

It could take up to 24hours depending on the size and longevity of the abscess.
The strength of the antibiotic and type is also a factor.See your dentist asap.
Dr. Robert Trager
Dr. Robert Trager
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