Abscess tooth reduce swelling

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Avatar f tn An abscessed tooth is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and a tooth. It's most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. Other causes of tooth abscess are trauma to the tooth, such as when it is broken or chipped, and gingivitis or gum disease. These problems can cause openings in the tooth enamel, which allows bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (called the pulp). The infection may also spread from the root of the tooth to the bones supporting the tooth.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am on clindamycin 300mg for a tooth abscess. The dentist drilled a hole in the tooth for drainage. The swelling seems to be going down, but very slowly.Is this typically a slow process?
Avatar n tn Hi...to reduce pain and swelling you can used an ice pack wrapped in a towel, and take Tyleno, Advil or Motrin for the pain.
14987752 tn?1437745303 Going back to your dentist to have a post op exam is advised. Your descriptions suggest presence of bacterial resistance to amoxicillin. Switching to other antibiotics may help sooner recovery.
Avatar n tn I would recommend swishing with a warm salt rinse to help pull fluids from the swelling to help reduce it. The best course of action is to treat the actual infection though and to resolve it. Unfortunately the methods of draining the pus out only help to slow down the infection but it will potentially worsen.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Dental-Health/tooth-abscess/show/1725027">tooth abscess</a> was started.
Avatar n tn Blend half a small onion with a stick of celery in a cup of water. Drink slowly knowing it good for you. It can help reduce swelling of infections. Cabbage is regarded as having anticarcinogenic chemistry, but they are good for satisfying appetite during infections, and when one is giving up sweets. It would be far better to be chided for eating cabbage all the time than to lose a single tooth.
Avatar n tn Some doctors may opt to put you on antibiotics first to reduce the swelling then remove the tooth. Other doctors may decide to remove the tooth first to get rid of the source of infection and then help promote healing by being placed on antibiotics. I was taught to do the antibiotics first then to remove the teeth afterwards in school but when I did my residency, I was taught the opposite. I think either way is fine and the results are about the same.
4279185 tn?1352125277 Since then i have lived with this infection, every so often i have to forcibly drain it to reduce the swelling and pain. Most of the time it is painless, no problems and giving my gum a press to force the infection out is part of my daily teeth routine. I live in the UK so cannot afford private only NHS and over the years despite seeing 8 different dentists not one will take the tooth out.
Avatar f tn Is there anything I can do for a tooth infection at home to reduce swelling? My dentist can't get me in for a month and a half and this pain and swelling is really starting to annoy me. Only thing that seems to help for a few moments is something that is ice cold and it doesn't reach up into my cheek area that is swollen and the pressure building from the swelling is getting to be bothersome.
Avatar m tn When i woke up Saturday Dec 25 the whole left side of my face was swollen so i continued to take my antibitotics and woke up sunday to find the swelling had only spreed to the underneth my eye and the side of my nose in the cornor of my eye so i called the denist back and he imidiatly took me in for an emergancy visit he has now put me on clindamycin 2 capsules every 6 hrs and it will help rid the infection and after that it will reduce the swelling and i have to see an oral surgon to remove th
Avatar m tn HI, Antibiotics will help reduce the swelling and this can take a few days. However regarding removal of your teeth - Removal of 12 teeth is a big decision and you should take a second opinion regarding the same. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn 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
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn ) Anotehr reason to be diligent about taking the antibiotics is that usually the dentist doesn't want to do anything about the tooth until the infection is gone - to reduce the risk of the infection spreading during work on the tooth. So the sooner you can get the infection under control, the sooner your dentist will be able to fix your tooth so hopefully this won't happen again. I can empathisize with how you're feeling - I've had tooth abscesses in the past and they are VERY painful!
Avatar m tn By popping it, you released the pus and blood buildup in the area and that's allowed the swelling to reduce but if the pus is allowed to buildup again, it will begin to swell and can spread to other places. The antibiotics should help prevent that until you can see the oral surgeon for extractions.
Avatar n tn The other approach is to provide antibiotics to reduce the swelling and then treat the affected tooth. Either way is fine and depends on the situation and judgement of the dentist. If your dentist isn't too concerned, I would say it would be okay to wait. If it worsens, they can drain it for you. The antibiotics should help to keep it from spreading. You may want to ask your dentist about increasing the dosage from 250mg to 500mg possibly. Otherwise, you should be okay.
Avatar f tn I took him to the GP and we were prescribed antibiotics to reduce the swelling but no futher advise was given. I would really appreciate it if someone can give me an explanation or advise on what to do next.
Avatar f tn I have been on them a day and my cheek has swolen to the size of a golf ball, and i cant get my tooth out till the 3rd May, what should i do to reduce the swelling in my cheek? if there is anything This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/664046'>tooth abscess and swollen cheek</a>.
Avatar n tn Sometimes I remove the tooth or teeth the same day if the abscess is severe and I am able to remove it. There are times when its so severe that the patient can't even open their mouth wide enough for me to remove it, in which case I would try to reduce the swelling with antibiotics prior to removal.
Avatar f tn Some of the major causes of swelling behind the ear are injury, tonsillitis, ear infection and impacted tooth abscess. It is very likely that the infection in your molar has resulted in the swelling and consequent headache. I would suggest you to take OTC anti-inflammatory medications to reduce the pain and swelling and apply cold compresses and heat packs alternately on the affected part. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn I have had an abscess in the past on the other side it never went anywhere but the tooth this is the first time I've ever had facial swelling. The pain is also getting harder to handle and this morning I could barely talk because my bottom lip is so swollen if feels like a pack of bricks trying to move. Is there a point I should go to the er for it since my PCP couldn't do anything? I do have a low grade fever at my doctor office today it was 99.
Avatar n tn My crowned tooth #19, which had a previous root canal, unknown number of years ago, developed an absess at the bottom of the roots. During my 2nd visit, while Endo doc was removing the previous old post to gain access to the abscess, he told me he caused a small perforation in the root. After an hour and a half, he finished the treatment...and filled the tooth. I'm on Penicillin. Doc told me to expect some discomfort and called last night to check on me. Good Doc. And, complications happen!
Avatar f tn Hi....This might help.......... Pain after root canals, or between visits falls into four distinct categories and is treated differently depending upon which category it falls into. Ghost pains happen after an amputation. In the case of someone who has recently had an arm amputated, he may experience pain in his fingers, even though the fingers are no longer there.
3148906 tn?1343699395 I have had many abscess teeth/tooth over the past 3 months one after anther i have found 2 antibiotics work quiet well.and a otc quick remedy as a well. Cipro,and penicillin are 2 good antibiotics that work very well.Also buy some sensodyne tooth paste this works quickly for pain(but sensodyne is a temp fix.
1649337 tn?1301463151 I recently had to go to the ER after the meds my dentist prescribed me (penicillin and hydrocondon) were not able to reduce the swelling in my jaw and cheek. The Oral surgeon basically took a scalpel and drained my cheek. I smelled the puss and there's plenty of blood, but when I looked at my cheek later, I noticed it's still swollen to about the exact same size (maybe a tad bit smaller but not much). Is that normal? This was done about 2.5 hours ago.
Avatar m tn Anyway, about 5yrs or so later (during the fall season) I had a HUGE infection of some kind that began as only pressure above the left tooth. Over the next few days it grew and grew- eventually becoming this enormous swelling beneath the left side of my nose, face, and also swelled up my entire top lip/// I looked like the elephant man. Upon going to the doctor- he wasn't sure what it was.
997898 tn?1303738464 Pain, and where it hurts How long the swelling has lasted What makes it better or worse If you have other symptoms Causes Allergic reaction (such as allergic rhinitis, hay fever, or a bee sting) Angioedema Blood transfusion reaction Cellulitis Conjunctivitis with swelling around the eye(s) Drug reactions, including those due to aspirin, penicillin, sulfa, glucocorticoids, and others Head, nose, or jaw surgery Injury or trauma to the face (such as a burn) Malnutrition (when severe) Obesity Sin
Avatar m tn Two days ago I begun to get an overnight sharp pain in a different tooth. The pain was in the very last back tooth, which is two teeth down from the tooth with the odour mentioned above. Something small had just snapped off and slightly chipped this last back tooth and caused immediate pain when touched and I thought "dam" I expected merely just a small repair job a tiny pin head side minor filling.
Avatar n tn I had the crown done 2 weeks ago (permanent one office visit) and have had problems ever since, jaw pain, tooth sensitivity, after 5 adjustments, this is ridiculous. Ive used all my insurance money on the stupid crown and if my dentist is going to recommend a root canal and anther crown I am going to lose it. What happens if they just pull the tooth? You can't see it, its in the back. Do you have to have a crown or bridge?