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dental abscess

My 8 year old cat, Kupid was diagnosed with a dental abscess about a week ago and put on clindamycin 1 ml twice a day. When she started she had a pink drainage coming from her right eye and right nostril. Her eye has gotten better and her nose has slightly improved. She is still sneezing and looks terrible but she is eating on her own. This cat has failed the pre anesthesia test twice after having complications during her spay surgery so we are reluctant to put her under to pull her tooth. The vet is new to us as we have move two hours away from our regular vet. They keep telling us that surgery to pull her tooth is the only option. We are at our wits end and dont know what to do. Might this abscess clear up with the antibiotics? If so how long might that take?
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It is a tough situation.  Antibiotics are for bacterial infections so unless the abscess is a secondary diagnosis to a bacterial infection, the antibiotics won't make it go away.  On the other hand, if she reacts to anesthesia, putting her under to pull the tooth would be a problem.    I would suggest further discussion with your vet so that fully understand the risks and benefits of both courses of action.
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We have just had to have our cat Sooty  to the vets for the same problem, she is 15 years old, she was in pain and her face was puffed up, she is now fine,the only drawback is she will not talk to either me or my husband, and looks at us as if it was all our fault.
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I hope both kitties are doing better by now, were they able to safely have the extractions?
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