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Painful hard lump still in cheek above infected tooth after abscess drainage & root canal finished. How to get rid of this swelled area day 4 on meds?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Be patient

It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly.
Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck a

In brief: Be patient

It may take some time (10-14 days or so) for the swelling to go down significantly.
Try rinsing frequently with warm salt water and apply moist heat 3X a day. Take NSAIDs OTC for swelling and pain control. Good luck a
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Dr. Srinivas (bobby) Mukkamala
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It'll take a while

Sounds like it was a severe infection.
It will take 4-6 weeks for swelling to go down. Pain should go down by the end of antibiotics. If it doesn't then a scan to see if infection is still trapped in sinus cavity is a good step.

In brief: It'll take a while

Sounds like it was a severe infection.
It will take 4-6 weeks for swelling to go down. Pain should go down by the end of antibiotics. If it doesn't then a scan to see if infection is still trapped in sinus cavity is a good step.
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: Time

It takes time for this to heal.
After an i and d, it is normal to have a hardness in the incision area. However i recommend you get checked to make sure.

In brief: Time

It takes time for this to heal.
After an i and d, it is normal to have a hardness in the incision area. However i recommend you get checked to make sure.
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