What helps with a swollen face from a abscess tooth went to drs this morning the gave me amoxicillin?

Abscess. An infected abscessed tooth will cause surrounding tissues to swell as the infection spreads. Antibiotic will, in a few days, begin to limit spread of infection for as long as you take the Med. But to cure, all infected tooth material must be removed or infection will flare up again. Schedule appropriate treatment with your Dentist.
Infection. Your body should be able to resolve the infection if first, the cause of the infection is eliminated; two-you have the proper regimen of antibiotics, and three-you don't have any serious medical issues that might effect normal healing. Finally, reduction of swelling takes some time. This should all be discussed with the health care professional treating you.
Contact DDS. See your dentist to address the dental problem you are having. An antibiotic alone will not cure your problem.

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Can't go dentist for 3 days I went to a GP for swollen face and gum pain. Gave amoxicillin for abcess. Face pain, headache, eye presure will it help?

Second opinion. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic given to control infection, but you may need to see an oral surgeon or an endodontist (both dental specialists) to determine where the infection is coming from so that you can intercede. Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. The most common cause for dental pain are inflammations and not infections. Antibiotics are rarely required and should only be used as an adjunct to dental treatment for infection since they may complicate further outcome. Take the NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control pain and see your dentist ASAP. Read more...
Oral surgeon. You can't wait 3 days. See an oral surgeon or go to ER today. Abscess may have to be drained. Read more...
Swollen face. If it is a dental infection (tooth or gum abscess), amoxicillin will help control the symptoms, and NSAIDS will help with the pain, but they will not heal the infection. It needs to be diagnosed and treated by a dentist. Due to the swelling, the sooner you see a dentist, the better. Read more...
In most cases, but.. As others have told you, you need to see a dentist ASAP to have the source of infection treated! The only issue you might face is if the bacteria causing the infection are resistant to the Amoxicillin. In that case, you would not have relief (after 48 hours) and a different antibiotic would be needed! Stay on the antibiotics and seek dental care ASAP! Read more...

Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesnt seem to be working after 3 days Cant get seen til wed. Will I be ok til then?

Get it seen soon. Having taken the same antibiotic before, the bacteria may have grown resistant to it. Additionally, not only will the pain of pus under pressure be unbearable, you run the risk of getting a blood infection, bone infection or most seriously, a Central Nervous System infection. Get it seen over the next few days if not, today. Read more...
Unknown. Cannot determine what will happen between now and Wednesday. You're long overdue for dental care, and the antibiotics you are self medicating with are not working. Personally I would try to be seen ASAP. Your situation may soon become critical without care since you have procrastinated for so long. Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. Read more...

I recently went to my local ER for a swollen face due to bad teeth care. The doctor gave me a 10 day supply of pencillin vk. I have been taking it for three days and I have an abscess. What should I do?

Need a dentist. You need to go to a dentist. The antibiotic will not completely eliminate the abscess. It only helps keep it from getting worse. Read more...
Call a dentist. You need to immediately see a dentist for treatment. The antibiotics will not fix your problem, since antibiotics treat tooth infection symptoms, not the actual decayed teeth. Read more...
Large infection . You have a serious infection because your face is swollen. When the infection was starting you had small bubles on gums near bad teeth but when they get larger it spread to face. Need to have them extracted asap when swelling is down. Once they're out get the others fixed and get replacements. You will feel much better and feel better knowing you can smile again. Read more...

I saw a dentist for a tooth abscess. I have been taking Amoxicillin for three days. My face and jaw have swollen and my face is turning yellow. I have started taking 2500 mg of Co-codamol approximately every 4-5 hours. What should Ido?

Go back to dentist. The yellow coloration of your face may be from breakdown of blood products in your tissues, and the Codeine and Acetaminophen in co-codamol may enhance bleeding. Hopefully this abscess has been drained, since antibiotics alone are seldom reliably effective. You need to return and discuss with your dentist and allow them to see the new problems. Good luck. Read more...
Call your dentist. I recommend that you call your dentist and explain what's going on. Even if the office is closed, your dentist should have some way of getting back to you shortly. If your dentist is not available or if things are not getting better, see an oral surgeon. Read more...
Need reevaluation. Co-codamol is a pain killer, not an abscess cure. Amoxicillin is supposed to prevent spread of infection, but will not cure abscess. Abscess can only be cured w root canal rx or extraction. Please call dentist to report your current status and ask for advice. Read more...
Dental Abscess. The only way to get rid of a dental abscess is to either extract the involved tooth or if possible perform root canal therapy on the affected tooth. Nothing else will irradicate the infection! nothing! Read more...

Had root canal filling nearly 12 mth ago. Now have an abscess under tooth. Face swollen etc and now neck seems to be too. Taking amoxicillin on day?

See a dentist ASAP. Do not fool around with this yourself. An abscess needs draining and you should be seen as soon as possible by a dentist or oral surgeon and have this treated professionally. Good luck. Read more...
Infection. You need to see your dentist. The abscess at roots end has not healed and you need to have it addressed. Read more...
Compare x-rays. I would want the dentist/endodontist to compare x-rays then and now to provide a more definitive answer. Sometimes the lesion can be healing granulating tissue. A lot depends on if you have symptoms too- swelling, bump on tissue, pain upon eating, temp sensitivity. Read more...

Can I mix clindomicen and amoxicillin for 6 abscess teeth. The entire right side of my face is swollen. I was given both by dentists recently.

Antibiotics. Antibiotics alone may not be enough to bring your infection under control. Have you seen an oral surgeon for this? The abscess may also need to be drained. Please have this immediately treated to avoid further problems. Read more...