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How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antibiotics
If just on antibiotics you could expect 2-3 days, if you have had the tooth worked on and antibiotics it should be noticable sooner. See your dentist if you haven't.

In brief: Antibiotics
If just on antibiotics you could expect 2-3 days, if you have had the tooth worked on and antibiotics it should be noticable sooner. See your dentist if you haven't.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
The particular type of tooth infection, its cause and the treatment modalities will help to determine the efficacy of treatment.
The swelling is a result of inflammation and when the inflammation is reduced there will be a gradual reduction in the swelling. If the treatment is appropriate it is likely that the swelling will be reduced within 5 to 7 days. If not, go back to your dentist.

In brief: Depends
The particular type of tooth infection, its cause and the treatment modalities will help to determine the efficacy of treatment.
The swelling is a result of inflammation and when the inflammation is reduced there will be a gradual reduction in the swelling. If the treatment is appropriate it is likely that the swelling will be reduced within 5 to 7 days. If not, go back to your dentist.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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