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pervaiz k asked in HealthDental · 1 decade ago

dental abscess problem please help?

2 weeks ago i went to a dentist due to severe pain in my teeth. He told me i had an abscess and did a root canal and gave me amoxicilin. I took the antibiotic for 2 weeks and there was no change untill the abscess started spreading and my face got really swollen. I went to the ER room and had an emergency surgery the next day for drainage. My problem is that the abscess has gone down but its mainly due to the drainage surgery. I have been on clyndamycin for 1 whole week now and i can feel the bump still in my mouth. My gums are still swollen. is there any other antibiotic anyone knows about that may help this?

Update:

2 weeks ago i went to a dentist due to severe pain in my teeth. He told me i had an abscess and did a root canal and gave me amoxicilin. I took the antibiotic for 2 weeks and there was no change untill the abscess started spreading and my face got really swollen. I went to the ER room and had an emergency surgery the next day for drainage. My problem is that the abscess has gone down but its mainly due to the drainage surgery. I have been on clyndamycin for 1 whole week now and i can feel the bump still in my mouth. My gums are still swollen. is there any other antibiotic anyone knows about that may help this?

Update 2:

I have done warm soaks on the swelling and it seems to help it go down but I;m not sure if it is gping down or just moving it around my gums to different spots. I had about 3-4 different oppinions from different dentists and they all say it should have worked by now(the antibiotics)..thats about all I get. I do the warm salt water rinses but I haven't seen much of a change yet

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It should not be a matter of more antibiotics, and I doubt if this will help you. In fact, you may just end back up in ER unless the cause of the continuing abscess has been properly addressed.

    I suggest you go back to the dentist who did the RCT for a review, or perhaps someone else for a second opinion too.

    It sounds like the RCT was done in one appointment? This carries more risk of failure than if spread over 2-3 appointments. Any swelling should have subsided BEFORE the RCT is COMPLETED.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you need a follow up with your surgeon who did the drainage. and possibly the dentist. did they do a culture of the wound? you may need a different antibiotic but that is not for us to recommend, that is for your healthcare provider....ask them about warm salt water rinses and or heat packs to the affected area depending on where it is. good luck and speedy healling.

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  • 1 decade ago

    go and buy some alieve!! I swear its the best thing for abscesses

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