I had a constant dull annoying feeling in my bottom molar for a few months and in the past few weeks I have started to get a little bit of swelling on the side where the tooth is. I am pretty sure that it is an abscessed tooth. I went to the doctor a week and a half ago and he peaked really quickly and prescribed me some Amoxicillin which helped the swelling a lot but I just took my last one this morning and the swelling has come back a little bit.
I just started a new job and won't have dental insurance until Oct. 1st. I am kind of worried that this swelling might lead to something more serious but I am also wondering that if because it responded well to antibiotics already if I get back on them for a few days (I have a prescription refill tomorrow to fill) if I can get by with waiting until Oct 1st (assuming I can get in on that date).
October 1 is getting close. It seems like it is not to the point where it really hurts. I think you'll be okay. Make sure you don't swallow the fluids that are in the abscess if it ever to pop.
Good luck! I use to have an abscess on my top molar and they had to give me a root canal and a crown. It wasn't so bad and sometimes I forget I even have a crown back there. It looks and feels like a tooth.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.