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Dental abscess after removal of wisdom tooth - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a wisdom tooth pulled about 3 months ago soon thereafter I developed a hard lump in the inside of my cheek right next to where the tooth was pulled the dentist gave me an antibiotic it went down. Three weeks later the lump enlarged again the dentist gave me amox 500 mg (for the second time) it went down now the lump is enlarged again and he gave me another round of the same antibiotic its painful and red and hard what should i do? go to an ER? ent? back to the dentist? He said he was going to drain it next time.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam Dr.
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User :   Hi thank you
Doctor :   You have Dental abscess sitting either adjacent or beneath the teeth
Doctor :   it needs to be drained
Doctor :   itmay not resolve just with antibitics
Doctor :   You can go to ER , they will drain it
Doctor :   If you appointment with Dentist soon, you can best visit dentist
Doctor :   U don't need to go ENT
Doctor :   ENT has no role here
Doctor :   Till it is drained use antibiotics +ibuoprofen 600mg threeee times a day
Doctor :   Did I answer your Query
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User :   Yes thank you soo much!
Doctor :   Very good
Doctor :   Thank you consulting me bye
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