i have had a lower molar tooth abcess for two months now. two days ago i had the tooth extracted by the dentist. i had taken clindamycin orally for 10 days before the procedure and the swelling below the jaw improved. then after 2 days since the extraction, i noticed the swelling getting larger again. will this abcess ever heal?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 20 - February - 2014, at 09:43 AM

  • If the swelling is increasing after the tooth extraction then that means infection is still there which is causing this swelling, so schedule an appointment with dentist, who will examine the extraction socket and if needed, will prescribe the antibiotics. for more info on complications after tooth extraction, you can check this article.... http://www.identalhub.com/dental-complications-after-tooth-extraction-881.aspx

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