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Is it normal to have tenderness/swelling after 7 days of penicillin, and 3 days after root canal on abscessed tooth? Thanks

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
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In brief: Depends

If the swelling is less than when the root canal was finished, thelma it is normal and takes more time to heal.
If the swelling is greater than when the root canal was completed, then you have what we call a flare up ?Sometimes these situations need to be incised and drained, or operated surgically to remove the abscess at the end of the root. Discuss w your dentist!

In brief: Depends

If the swelling is less than when the root canal was finished, thelma it is normal and takes more time to heal.
If the swelling is greater than when the root canal was completed, then you have what we call a flare up ?Sometimes these situations need to be incised and drained, or operated surgically to remove the abscess at the end of the root. Discuss w your dentist!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: No

The penicillin may have been a too narrow spectrum antibiotic for your dental infection.
I would recommend Augmentin or Ceftin (cefuroxime) plus Flagyl for a broader spectrum that will better cover oral anaerobic bacteria. See your md or endodontist.

In brief: No

The penicillin may have been a too narrow spectrum antibiotic for your dental infection.
I would recommend Augmentin or Ceftin (cefuroxime) plus Flagyl for a broader spectrum that will better cover oral anaerobic bacteria. See your md or endodontist.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Possible

If the tooth was severely infected, then this is normal.
As long as you follow the course of treatment and your doctor follows you closely, you will be fine.

In brief: Possible

If the tooth was severely infected, then this is normal.
As long as you follow the course of treatment and your doctor follows you closely, you will be fine.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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In brief: Might

Was it very severe and now is mild? That's normal.
Is getting worse instead than better: tht's not normal.

In brief: Might

Was it very severe and now is mild? That's normal.
Is getting worse instead than better: tht's not normal.
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
Dr. Alessandra Bertolucci
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