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Painful abscess in tooth. Taking pain killers, no relief. Is night sweats due to oral infection?

Hi! Been prescribed calvapen 666 tds for 5 days for painful absess in tooth . Have completed 2 days so far. Been taking ibuprofen also and paracetamol in between. The painkillers are simply not working No relief as yet and extremely tired. Also for the last 2 weeks I have been getting night sweats whuch I have never got before. Maybe its related to the oral infection?? Should I be feeling better anytime soon. Thanks, Rachael.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hi there
thanx for query
firstly i would like to mention in most of the dental problems require in office treatment by a dentist, medication just works for some indefinite point of time , for complete cure medicine as well as treatment is done to curb dental problems.
abscess means some kind of pus collection right under the very question tooth, which requires drainage of pus and infection. you need to undergo a ROOT CANAL TREATMENT along with medications.
these sweats probably must be due to higher doses of antibiotics and pain killers.
hence get yourself treated by dentist and talk to your dentist regarding changing or lower the dose of your medicine.
take care
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
Hello there...As long as the etiology remains the pain doesnt subside... As you have been informed about the abscessed tooth you would have also been explained about the type of management.... if the tooth structure is good with good periodontal support get a root canal treatment done...this would save your tooth...following root canal treatment a crown need to be placed so as to avoid the fracture of the treated tooth...If you are not interested in getting a root canal done...the only option left is extracting the tooth....Diclofenac is a good anti-inflammatory and analgesic in managing moderate to sever pain...
Get yourself examined and get the treatment at the earliest...
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
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First of all along with calvapen 666 and ibuprofen with paracetamol take metronidazole 400 mg three times a day, But make assure that you are not allergic to this drug. Night sweats can be due to oral infection or due to medicines you are taking. As the infection is not subsiding visit to your dentist and go for an X-Ray , If the tooth is firm and infection can be controlled than go for root canal treatment, otherwise extraction may be indicated if it is highly decayed.
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