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Got molar extracted due to infection. Taking antibiotics. Swelling and pain in cheek. Cure?

Hi , I had infection in one of my molars, which was treated by RC method twice in the last 8-9 years. Because of this infection, I have developed swelling and pain in my lower cheek, jaw line and a part of chin. I gave up, and got this tooth extracted. However, inspite of 3 days of antibiotic dosage, the swelling and pain in cheeks area is not going away.. Do I need some kind of procedure to drain the pus which probably has accumulated in this area and causing pain and swelling?
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Thanks for asking the query,

There can be chance of some broken root piece left in the socket due to which you are experiencing pain and swelling.
I would suggest you to visit the concerned Dentist and get the checkup done, take an x-ray to see any left over tooth particle, if present it can be surgically removed.
Take complete course of antibiotics and analgesics.
Take lukewarm saline gargles and antiseptic mouthwash gargles.
Apply ice packs externally over the area.
Maintain a good oral hygiene.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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