Swelling after dental abscess drainage. No pain. Should I be concerned?

Yes. As clinicians, we always want to qualify and quantify each issue. So here goes. Swelling is a common inflammatory response to any surgical procedure. Including draining an abscess. The absence of pain is good. But is there warmth in the area? Any drainage? Is the skin in the area red and swollen or is is regional swelling?
Depends. It depends on how long ago the incision and drainage was done. It can take several days for the swelling to start to subside after an i and d. Hopefully you are also on the appropriate antibiotic. If it has not improved within 3-5 days you should be reexamined.
Possibly. If you had the abcess drained , swelling would still be present. It takes some time for the body to recover and the swelling to go down. If it is returning, then pain will most likely return also. Monitor closely with your dentist.

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I have a swelling after dental abscess drainage, what could it be?

INFECTION. You had dental abscess and was drained but you developed swelling. Chances are you still have the infection and you need antibiotic and warm compress to the area. Read more...
Abscess Returning. If you've had an abscess drained, and you still have swelling, it's likely because the abscess is re-formning. Most of the bacteria causing the swelling are coming from within the tooth. Therefore, the tooth itself must be addressed, or the abscess will always return. You need root canal treatment or tooth extraction for a definitive cure. Drainage and antibiotics are only for pain relief. Read more...
Could be. The swelling could be residual infection or an area that was not drained via the incision. Another possibility could be swelling due to surgical manipulation of the infected area to reach the loculations or areas where the abscess may be confined. Read more...

Dental abscess drainage into throat. Any problems from that?

Ofcourse ! Who wants to swallow millions and millions of nasty bacteria in to their stomach, where some of them might even digress down and enter the longs.. ..... See a dentist asap ! Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. 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. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. Read more...

Does some swelling remain after the drainage of dental abscess?

Possibly. Draining the abscess removes as much of the infection as possible, but the tissue may still be inflamed, which also causes swelling. Read more...
Dental abscess. Get back to the dentist and see if antibiotics are ness, as well as treatment for the source of the problem. Read more...
Yes. Until the tooth is either extracted or undergoes root canal therapy, the abscess usually returns. Read more...
Somtimes. Depending on the amount of swelling that you presented with, there could still be some swelling present after having a dental abcess drained. Typically, your dentist will prescribe some type of medication to help reduce the swelling and infection. It's always good to follow up with them and let them know how you're feeling after having something like this done. Read more...

After drainage of a dental abscess is there still some swelling for awhile?

Can be. If the necrotic nerve material has yet to be removed from the offending tooth, swelling may remain until that is accomplished. Read more...
Yes. After undergoing an incision and drainage of an abscess, you should have immediate reduction in the size of the abscess. If the procedure required a more extensive procedure to drain the abscess, some residual swelling may be present as a result of the dissection to locate and drain the abscess. Read more...
Not uncommon. A dental abscess is a serious infection and after drainage there can also be moderate swelling in the face for a few days. If concerned,. see your surgeon for post-op appointment. Read more...

Tooth HS gotten extracted cuz of dental abscess bt drainage is NT possible. It's been a day, on IV injections, how long swelling and pain will remain?

Tooth extraction. is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain and swelling following surgery is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery. Muscle spasm and limited range of motion of the jaw are minor complications. After that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a great medication for tooth abscess. Be well. Read more...
Depends. Depends on severity of the infection. Will take 36-72 hours for post surgical symptoms to max out and begin to diminish, then should feel a little better each day. Dentist or Oral Surgeon probably provided you with post-op instructions...follow them to the letter. If you think there are any problems, call your treating Dentist or Oral Surgeon immediately. . Read more...