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Swelling in roof of mouth, swallowing difficulty. Diagnosed abscess. Relief with painkillers

4 days ago I woke up &felt like I had something stuck behind my nasal cavity /high in my throat. As the day went on the roof of my mouth began to swell quite a bit. By nighttime it was becoming hard to swallow & the swelling was a great deal worse than uncomfortable. I went to the er 2.days ago where they gave me a shot of rocephin & a script for amoxicillin (875mg) for 7 days. They told me to follow with a dentist n that I had an abscess, but I don t have a toothache nor have I had one. The only relief I can get is 1000mg ibuprofen & 1000 mgr of tylenol & throat sprays. Help please.
Asked On : Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hi,
Thank you for the query.
Abscess in the mouth, need not be necessary that decayed tooth will be the cause for it ,any infection in the gums or bone can also lead to it or tonsilitis sometimes or viral infections may lead to this condition.
Clinical examination of the area will help in diagnosing the exact cause for the swelling as it could be because of the allergic reaction with tylenol which presents with and emergency like difficulty in swallowing , swelling of the face, throat , lip and tongue, difficulty in breathing.
Get back to your dentist and explain the condition and tell about the drugs you have taken .
According to the clinical examination the treatment plan will be explained to you .
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hi and welcome,
Swelling in the roof of the mouth suggests there is some kind of infection to the minor salivary glans or the palatal mucosa leading to formation of abscess.
This abscess may not be related to tooth as you dont have any symptoms related to teeth.
Palatal swelling is also seen in median palatal cyts or sjogrens syndrome or a mucocele , Infected cysts leads to formation of abscess.
Exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and evaluation by taking the necessary radiographs which will show the extent of abscess and its size accordingly abscess can be drained and sutured in posistion followed by a course of antibiotics.
so i suggest you to approach an oral surgeon and get the diagnosis done.
take care
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
dear friend,
thanx for sharing your concern,

This abscess may not be related to tooth as you don't have any symptoms related to teeth.

swelling in the roof of the mouth suggest these things .

1. infection of the minor salivary glands.

2. infected cyst .

3. sojagern syndrome.

4. infection of the palatal mucosa etc.

the extent of spread of infection and the location might help in its diagnosis.

Exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and evaluation by taking the radiograph (OPG).

accordingly, abscess can be drained and followed by a course of antibiotics and analgesic.

so i suggest you to approach your dentist in this regard.
take care ,
thanx
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Satyadev Mishra's  Response
Hello ;
Thanx for asking the question,
Palatal abscess may or may not be related with tooth so you go to the dentist for the surgical removal of the abscess .until then you take clavum 625 mg and zerodol sp two times in day for 5 to 7 days .
Answered: Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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