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Abscess tooth, swollen gum, tooth infection

I have an abscess tooth and ive been to a dentist and currently on meds for the infection but the gum around my tooth is really swollen. I have a date tomorrow nite at six thirty and need swelling to be gone by then which is about 23 hrs from now. What can i find around my house that will get rid of the swelling? Help! And can i spread my tooth infection to my bf by kissing him?
Fri, 18 May 2012
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hi,
i read your problem,there is an infection in the tooth at that area because of that there is abscess and swelling......
for infection it is must to take medicine which you have taken.........
but you did not tell that you are going for root canal treatment or extraction..........
these medicines are for infection not for swelling.......
swelling will need drainage..........
after drainage swelling will disappear......
and this will not spread by kissing.........
take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
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Abscess tooth, swollen gum, tooth infection

hi, i read your problem,there is an infection in the tooth at that area because of that there is abscess and swelling...... for infection it is must to take medicine which you have taken......... but you did not tell that you are going for root canal treatment or extraction.......... these medicines are for infection not for swelling....... swelling will need drainage.......... after drainage swelling will disappear...... and this will not spread by kissing......... take care Dr.Gunjan Gupta