I changed jobs and currently do not have health or dental insurance. I went to an Urgent Care clinic due to an abscess in my cheek due to a tooth. My whole left side of my cheek was swollen and sore. The DR. Gave me antibiotics to take for 10 days she said I shouldn't have to have it drained. It has been 24 hours and the swelling has gone down a tad and I feel minimal pain ( mostly when I try to smile). My question is was it necessary for the abscess to be drained or will the antibiotics help it to start draining on its own? I plan on getting dental care once I get done with antibiotics. Just worried the abscess won't drain and I will be swollen the whole time I heal. Just want to make sure I am ok.
The antibiotics should help. It will take a couple of more days for it to really start to work well. At this point in time, I would keep an eye on the situation and make sure it doesn't worsen until you see a dentist soon.
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