hi. i woke up yesterday with a swollen cheek and made a appointment to see a dentist.
upon arriving to the dental office , i was taken in for xrays .
the office prescribe cephalexin and said the doc was out of town but would be back Tuesday and i would need a root canal.
my thing is that today i woke up with my cheek even worse and i was wondering is there is anything i can do to make the swelling go down.
also how long does it take for the medication to start taking effect
If it is an abscess, the antibiotics should reduce the swelling in about a day or two. It takes a little while for the antibiotics to work. As for the swelling, the antibiotics should do the trick. Just be a little patient. If the symptoms worsen though, you may want to see your dentist again.
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