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Antibotic for abcessed tooth after extraction
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Antibotic for abcessed tooth after extraction

I recently had my lower molar extracted due to an abcess (abscess). I was given the antibotic (antibiotic) cephalexin and it does not seem to be working. I now have pain in my jaw bone and chin. Is it possible that this antibotic (antibiotic) is just not the right one and I may need to change to a different one? I have been taking it for apx. 7 days now.
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You should be keeping in touch with the surgeon who did the procedure and they should be monitoring your progress.  If you have no improvement after 4 days on an antibiotic then you should be seeing your doctor.

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