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Swelling in face and mouth because of infected tooth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello I went to the doctor the yesterday because i have an infected tooth
User :   there is extensive swelling in my face and inside my mouth
Doctor :   ok
User :   she put me on augmentin 875 mg 2X a day
Doctor :   do u have fever as well?
User :   im not sure
User :   i didnt when she took my temp
Doctor :   do u have breathing difficult?
Doctor :   difficulty
User :   not too bad
Doctor :   do u have skin rashes?
User :   my neck just feels like i have something around it
Doctor :   do u have history of allergy or asthma?
User :   no
User :   but i was told i need a root canal
Doctor :   if u do have breathing difficulty or skin rash
User :   and that is what they said the swelling is from, from the abcessed tooth
User :   no
Doctor :   u may need to consult the doctor and get another antibiotic
Doctor :   it will take some time for the infection
Doctor :   to be brought under control
User :   i just feel like my neck is being pushed on
Doctor :   complete the dose of medicine as suggested and if u have any problem
Doctor :   then u can consult ur doctor
Doctor :   i would suggest u to revisit ur dentist office
User :   k
User :   is there a time i should go to the er?
Doctor :   if you happen to have breathing problems
Doctor :   please rush immediately
Doctor :   to the nearest hospital
User :   k
Doctor :   anything else u want me to help you with

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