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What to do for the swelling due to a abscess tooth?

Hi I have an abscess tooth that ive had for a while now i havent had the money to have it taken out nor will i have the money any time soon, anyway ive been taking antibiotics and it goes away for a little bit but now my jaw is swollen really bad it looks like i have a golf ball in my mouth. I dont know what to do.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello!Thank you for posting here.

Removal of the tooth is the only solution.May be you can go to the dental school or government hospitals nearby for a low budget treatment.You did not mention where you stay.Further postponement of the treatment will only spread the infection and worsen it.
Pain can also worsen and radiate to the jaw,neck and head.
Gargle with warm saline thrice daily.Do not overuse antibiotics as this will cause stomach upset.
Hope this helps.
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Dentist Dr. Krishnakumari's  Response
Hello!Thank you for posting here.

Removal of the tooth is the only solution.May be you can go to the dental school or government hospitals nearby for a low budget treatment.You did not mention where you stay.Further postponement of the treatment will only spread the infection and worsen it.
Pain can also worsen and radiate to the jaw,neck and head.
Gargle with warm saline thrice daily.Do not overuse antibiotics as this will cause stomach upset.
Hope this helps.
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What to do for the swelling due to a abscess tooth?

Hello!Thank you for posting here. Removal of the tooth is the only solution.May be you can go to the dental school or government hospitals nearby for a low budget treatment.You did not mention where you stay.Further postponement of the treatment will only spread the infection and worsen it. Pain can also worsen and radiate to the jaw,neck and head. Gargle with warm saline thrice daily.Do not overuse antibiotics as this will cause stomach upset. Hope this helps.