Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
129 Doctors are Online

Pain management and symptoms of dental abscess - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Dental Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my husband has a dental abcess under his left rear molar
User :   he took his amoxicillin, finished course a week ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yesterday his face like blew up
Doctor :   Can you mention his age and whether he has any other health problems?
User :   he's flushed right now, slight fever, swelling on both sides, and neck
User :   38
User :   nothing pertinent
Doctor :   Ok
User :   he has a metallic taste in his mouth and difficulty opening his mouth and swallowing
User :   dentist doesn't open for another three hours
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   I suggest that you get him examined with a Dentist, he may need abcess drainage and higher antibiotics
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can ask him to
Doctor :   put hot pada on his face to relieve the pain
Doctor :   pada
User :   he'd like to know if it's safe for him to sleep while it may be draining
Doctor :   pads
Doctor :   Yes it is safe. Ask him to sleep on the opposite side
User :   ok..i wasnt sure if i should take him to the ER or not
Doctor :   Better to take him as the infection appears to have flared up.
Doctor :   Ask him to take soft diet meanwhile
User :   he has been
User :   soup and applesauce
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Try to make him take a simple painkiller
Doctor :   like Tylenol
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor