i have a had a bad toothache and i went to the hospital due to it hurting in my neck they gave me antibotics. a couple days ago my cheek was swollen but no pain. the next day my cheek had swollen some more but with pain. today no pain and the swelling is going down.iv been taking my antiobotics and ibprofin i thought i had a n abcess tooth but the swelling is going down is this still an absecess?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 04 - April - 2012, at 08:59 AM

  • Yes, you have an abcessed tooth and swelling and pain was decreasing because of the antibiotics and the pain killers. When you stop taking the medicines the pain and swelling can reoccur . You have to get the treatment done for the abcessed tooth. Either you have to get the tooth pulled out or you have to go for the root canal treatment. For more info on abcessed tooth you can visit the following link.....http://www.identalhub.com/article_understanding-abscessed-tooth-204.aspx

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