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Dentis removed amalgam filling, drilled tooth root after suspecting caries toxicity.Now tooth area is swollen.Taking macropen. Is this normal/enough?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Swellings

Swelling is not normal and in these types of cases usually represent an infection.
Antibiotics tend to prevent spread of infection but does not address cause. Speak to the dentist treating you regarding what to do, rather than seeking advice online from someone who has limited information about your specific situation.

In brief: Swellings

Swelling is not normal and in these types of cases usually represent an infection.
Antibiotics tend to prevent spread of infection but does not address cause. Speak to the dentist treating you regarding what to do, rather than seeking advice online from someone who has limited information about your specific situation.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Your tooth appears infected.
You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look.

In brief: Infection

Your tooth appears infected.
You need root canal therapy. Make sure your dentist is aware of your swelling. Taking macropen may not be enough to control the problem. Let your dentist take a look.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not normal

See an Endodontist, a root canal specialist

In brief: Not normal

See an Endodontist, a root canal specialist
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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