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Abscess

I had a cracked tooth,I waited and put off something being done about it,and it became abscess,a pocket formed underneath it and also my jaw swelled up an I believe became infected, I went to the doctor, they numbed and drained the pocket,and gave me 2 antibiotics and a pain med, I'm no longer in pain (the cracked tooth is a little loose) but its been going on 3 days of antis and no change has occurred, is that normal? should I go back to the doctor? or is it normal for it to be taking a little while? I am on 3 doses of each a day which I believe is alot to not see any results almost 3 days in?
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if you not feeling any discomfort then it is normal, else you should visit your dentist to get sure about your treatment has completed or not.
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My tooth had a hairline crack and the only time it hurt me was if tiny grains would get in it. That was massively painful. The dentist gave me a root canal.
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