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Swelling on the cheek post treatment for tooth abscesses - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My husband has a tooth abscess. We have been to the doctor today and he received an injected antibiotic as well as a prescription antibiotic to take for the next several days. He has really bad swelling in his cheek from the infection. When should we expect to see the swelling go down?
Doctor :   HI,
User :   hi
Doctor :   DrXXXhere
Doctor :   minimum of three days may be needed
User :   If i don't see the swelling go down after three day should i take him back to the doctor?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   would it be ok for him to work while trying to get rid of the infection?
Doctor :   its ok,
User :   ok. Thank you very much. Have a good day.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
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