Abscess tooth pain relief

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Ive been on cephalexin for a bit more then 24 hrs now but the swelling and pain has not subsided at all. So my question is, when can i expect relief??? And is it because of me that my dentist couldn't remove the teeth? He said that he couldn't extract them because I was too nervous and basically he 'couldn't do his job'. ( I shake bad and cry in the dentist chair and I can't help it) Or should I find a new dentist? Id rather not see any dentist... ever.
the pain and risk of using again is not worth the small amt of relief the pills may give u for the tooth pain..
The healing process seems to be going fine, however, I'm concerned because the dentist didn't prescribe me with any antibiotics. I thought this was standard procedure when you get a tooth extracted because of an abscess? I'm concerned that he didn't clean out the wound and the abscessed area well enough and that I don't have any antibiotics to ensure that I don't get an infection. What are the symptoms of an infection from where a tooth was extracted?
After a panoramic radiograph he told me my upper left molar (tooth 15) needed to be removed as it had an abscess forming at the root. He convinced me to have bone grafting done at the same time in the event I wanted to proceed with an implant down the line. This was done on a Friday. By Monday the pain was still so severe I called the office and was told I should give it another day or 2 and if there was no improvement they would see me the next day, which is today.
TMJ specialists wouldn't see her for 3-4 weeks so we took her to a chiropractor instead for pain relief. It helped a bit. The next few weeks she had difficulty breathing. We took her to the doctor and was prescribed Advair.(she is already using Albuterol for her exercise-induced athsma. A few weeks later she passed out twice. So we brought her in again and the doctor found an abscess in her mouth and the tooth that hurt her in August was a bit grey.
Antibiotics should help the pain, though, after about 3-4 days from the abscess (if that is what it is) -- or at least I always have felt significant pain relief after taking antibiotics when caused by an abscessed tooth. Good luck in finding a diagnosis.
It finally did make itself known and i had to go to an oral surgeon to have it removed. Again, its never been 100% pain free since. Skip back to a month ago. I felt the pressure building, assumed it was sinus. Put out an all assault effort on my sinuses and found some relief off and on. Went on a road trip and slowly it got worse and by the time we hit altitude over 4000 ft it got almost unbearable. It almost felt like labor pains of the face. It would come on sudden, and leave sudden.
I had a tooth extracted two weeks ago, following a painful abscess. Antibiotics cleared up the infection but my dentist decided the tooth should be removed. It was a bottom tooth, second from the last one at the back. It has been healing up very well and generally I have no pain. However, I've noticed that when I exercise (I go to Zumba) I sometimes get a throbbing from where the tooth used to be and wondered if this is normal?
It aches on and off during the day and night (i live on ibuprofen to help dull the pain). The crowned tooth and now even the surrounding teeth are sensitive to hot/cold and bitter/sweet. Teeth around the crown have shifted and are our of alignment. If I rinse with salt water, it hurts. It is soooo sensitive. What could be wrong?
So Thursday Dec 24 I woke up with a horrible tooth ache and as the day went on it only got worse. When I woke up Friday I was still in pain so i called the dentist and he put me on the antibiotic azithromycin because i cant have amoxocillan because i am allergic to pinacillan. well i started my first dose of it that afternoon and was still having alot of pain abnd by the end of the night my face started to swell.
After tooth was extracted, the pain is more in waves (constant) but i can bend over and kiss my daugther goodnight now without cringing in pain! So, the extraction did bring some relief, i guess. I thought maybe the infection in the tooth was pushing up causing some irritation to that nerve, but Oral Surgeon doesn't seem to think so. He says that it could be residual pain from the tooth... I am so sick of being told what it "could be"!
In the meantime gargle with salty water and take pain relief as directed on the packet for your age group. Let me know how you get on. Best of luck.
HI, Repeated episodes raise the possibility of chronic infection and possibly a tooth abscess. You should consult a dentist for an evaluation. Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents will help tide over the problem. Application of ice packs will also help. It is best to defer tooth extraction till after the delivery of the baby. Hope this helps. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations.
for a couple months, and I experienced and on and off low grade fever for many months as well. But then after a few months I had extremely severe pain form between the tooth and my maxillary sinus on that side, and then pain back to my jaw, and below my jaw down my neck with swollen lymph nodes. Plus when I bite down that tooth and only that tooth hurts.
I have had relief and only have slight pain now. I have made it a point to use my waterpik every night since I started the antibiotics with special attention to this area. My questions are...how long should I continue the antibiotics?, this being my sixth night and still having slight pain....and, once it is cleared up, should I still go in for a deep cleaning or only a cleaning? Seems like the cipro is working well, but is it a good antibiotic for this type of infection?...
and this is exactly how i began i started with cavaties didnt take care of them my teeth started decaying didnt do much either financially it was impossible then i got an abscess tooth and it took about a year to get it pulled and with alot of google (never google) i began this fear like yourself of dying of the infection spreading to my heart and or brain i have had every test done available and im still not convinced i am healthy i have started the process of my teeth getting fixed and im stil
I had an abscessed tooth removed after being on antibiotics for one week, my jaw was a bit swollen before he removed the tooth the swelling had not gone down with the antibiotics. There was an awful smell which he said was the abscess. I am taking amoxcillin at the moment and it now 8 days since the extraction but my jaw is still swollen the same as it was before the extraction, is this normal should the swelling be going down by now, it is not really painful.
May 15 I developed an abscess. They can't get me in to get the 2 teeth pulled until June 25th. The next day, my cheek was the size of a baseball and the meds weren't helping. I went to th ER. Dr numbed it, cut a slit in it, gave me dilaudid &zophran, &sent me home with vicodin. RELIEF! June 3 it was back. I went to the dentist June 5. He couldn't see me. They called in 825mg amoxicillin 2x a day &the weakest dose of vicodin.
I had an absessed tooth- you could be sure b/c of the pain! It was the worst pain I have ever had- throbbing and unrelenting. I took the Tylenol 3 w/ little relief and I believe an antibiotic. Not only do you not want the infection spreading, but local (ex. Novacaine) is fine for you to get. You will have to wait to clear the infection before they'll do any long term work though.
I had an absess on an upper tooth years ago, and this pain is not like that at all. The absess was a deep, terrible, throbbing pain. This almost feel more like a pin stuck into it. If I didn't know better, I would think there was a sliver of bone growing out of my tooth root and digging into my gum. Ambesol gives me some relief, as does pulling my lip away from the gum so that there is nothing touching it.
I have had at one time in my mouth 3 abcessed teeth. They all were below the gumline wouldn't come to a head. Antibiotics were only a temporary fix. They all had to come out in the end. They seriously made me look like i had a golf ball in my cheek. It was so painful. For the moment listen to your dentist. But in the meantime head to your local Walgreens or health food store and grab some clove oil. Tastes gross but omg it works.
i tried that and orijel nothing works not even tylenol my oncall ob told me it would be ok to take motrin but doesn't work either not thing is working i'm about to go to er to get checked for an abscess tooth and have it drained that's what my ob told me to do if swelling occured until i could get into the dentist
Hi, Hydrocodone will only help temporary relief of any type of pain. Since there is pain, swelling and difficulty in opening the mouth, there can be an underlying problem like cavity or tooth abscess. It is necessary to find out the exact cause of pain, so that proper treatment will give a permanent solution of the problem. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor.
After that I thought, maybe there will be some relief because the lack of exposure in my tooth, but I was wrong. For days the pain was so unbearable, and I was really relying on this referral. (I still haven't received it.) A few months later, one of my top-right molars cracked, and out popped the filling. It was fine for a couple of months but now BOTH teeth have started to ache like hell.
Hi dine, First I want to welcome you to the Pain Management Forum and let you know that we are glad you found this Forum. I want to let you know that there are NO Doctors on this Forum only CP - Chronic Pain - Patients that help each other with our OWN expertise and experiences that we have developed through our OWN CP Issues. I'm REALLY sorry that you are having these facial pains. You have done the correct thing in getting your dental x-rays.
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