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Tooth Abscess

The collection of pus in any part of the tooth and its surrounding structures is called a tooth abscess. The different types of tooth abscess are gingival abscess, periapical abscess, and periodontal abscess. The symptoms include radiating pain, pain worsens on chewing or biting, bad breath, discoloration of the affected tooth, swollen gums, and fever.

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Why is my son feeling tired and dizzy after a Lidocaine injection?

Query: Hi doctor,My 8-year-old son had a local anesthetic for a tooth abscess. Since his treatment, he has felt very tired, has a headache, and is dizzy. When should this wear off? Are his symptoms concerning? Are there any other symptoms that would require urgent care? Please help. Thank you!  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I am a maxillofacial surgeon. And I will be answering your queries shortly. I hope this information will help you. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have severe pain in my tooth, radiating to my ears, cheek, and jaw. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I experience severe pain in my jawline, ears, gums, tooth, and half of my face on my right side because of my tooth abscess, and my cheeks have been bloated. I can not sleep because of so much pain. What should I do to relieve pain before I go to my dentist? I am experiencing severe pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed the photos you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), and the swelling on your cheeks is quite significant. It is called a spreading tooth infection. The antibiotic you ha...  Read Full »

How to manage a dislodged tooth filling with a lump in my gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a tooth filling that has come out, and woke with a white lump beneath it on gum, swollen lower face too on the other side of the site of lump. I had a dull, drumming pain during the night before. I rinsed with warm salt water this morning. Wondering if Flucloxacillin 500 mg whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Sangeetha Bastan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your tooth is probably infected which has caused the white lump on your gums. The decay has gone inside the pulp, almost touching your nerve and there is infection beneath the root of your teeth which has caused this swelling. You will have to confirm the status of your...  Read Full »

Will Flucloxacillin help tooth abscess?

Query: Hello doctor, Will Flucloxacillin help in tooth abscess?  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Flucloxacillin and Amoxicillin are all the drugs falling under the Penicillin group, and basically, these are all the antibiotics which fight against bacterial infection. 2. Metronidazole is again an antibiotic on its own. 3. Yes, these medications will help to ...  Read Full »

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