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Abscess Chin Pain Swelling

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Posted by: SherryAtlanta  (6 years ago)
I recently had sudden and extreme hot/cols sensitivity in my lower front teeth. I had to go to an emergency dentist because the pain got exponentially worse. The dentist did a root canal I'd my lower front tooth and advised that he may need to do a root canal on the other lower front tooth due to the abscess seen on my x-ray. It is now two days later and my chin is still painfully swollen. I have no fistula that developed, so nothing has been drained. My question is whether antibiotics (cephalexin sp?) will eventually clear this Jo or should it have been drained. The pressure is my chin is like a 7/10 painful- the abscess was 10/10 pain.
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I recently had sudden and extreme hot/cols sensitivity in my lower front teeth. I had to go to an emergency dentist because the pain got exponentially worse. The dentist did a root canal I'd my lower front tooth and advised that he may need to do a root canal on the other lower front tooth due to the abscess seen on my x-ray. It is now two days later and my chin is still painfully swollen. I have no fistula that developed, so nothing has been drained. My question is whether antibiotics (cephalexin sp?) will eventually clear this Jo or should it have been drained. The pressure is my chin is like a 7/10 painful- the abscess was 10/10 pain.


Well, it is always nice to lance abscesses to let pus drain out. But not always can the dentist achieve drainage. Antibiotics alone resolve the problem a whole lot less slowly than if drainage has been achieved. Also, Cepahlexin is not the strongest antibiotic there is. A better choice might be Amoxycillin or Clindamycin.
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