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Swollen face and toothache

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Patient
Posted by: Bob101  (2 years ago)
Hi!

I just went to the dentist three days ago because of some pain in my upper right first molar. The dentist said my tooth was infected. She put me on a 7-day course of antibiotics and gave me painkillers. This morning, I woke up with slightly swollen face on the right side. My gum around the aching tooth had swollen too. It was tender. I took painkillers but the pain did not go away. I was wondering if the antibiotics would take care of this. Should I go back to the dentist? Please help. Thank you.
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Dentist
Hi!

I just went to the dentist three days ago because of some pain in my upper right first molar. The dentist said my tooth was infected. She put me on a 7-day course of antibiotics and gave me painkillers. This morning, I woke up with slightly swollen face on the right side. My gum around the aching tooth had swollen too. It was tender. I took painkillers but the pain did not go away. I was wondering if the antibiotics would take care of this. Should I go back to the dentist? Please help. Thank you.


Antibiotics alone seldom quell a dental infection. There are so many antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And infecting like yours should be drained by an incision, then the antibiotics have a fighting chance. In short order thereafter, a root canal or extraction should be done to eliminate the cause of the infection.

Kim Henry, D.M.D.
Posted 2 years ago
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