I have an abscessed tooth and have been on antibiotics for three days. I woke up this morning with an extremely swollen face, should I go to the ER?
Welcome to icliniq.com.
I have gone through your question and I can understand your concern about your toothache and facial swelling. You need IV (intravenous) route antibiotics like Ceftriaxone one gram after allergic test and for that, you must visit either a dentist or an emergency room. After your infection is over either get your teeth root canaled or extracted as per the condition of the tooth and your choice.
Grossly decayed tooth.Differential diagnosis:
Periapical periodontal abscess with related space infection.Treatment plan:
IV route antibiotics after test dose for allergic reaction.
Root canal treatment or extraction.
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
Hello doctor, My 4 year old kid has tooth abscess with pus on the upper arc of front teeth ... What should we do now - tooth extraction or pulpotomy ... Read fullIs root canal treatment necessary if there is no pain in the tooth?
If it is not too deep then you should ask him whether first a temporary filling can be given and if there is no pain even after one month, it can be replaced with a permanent filling ... Read fullWhy is there severe toothache with swollen face even after taking antibiotic?
.. gone through your question and I can understand your concern. I think you are having an acute periapical infection with involvement of buccal and mandibular space infection. If the swelling is increasing and there is burning pain you may need anot... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Dentist Now