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I went to the dentist a week ago and he said i have a tooth infection on my right top tooth and days later i was in severe pain, gums swollen and tender, right side of my face was swollen and my right lymph node is swollen and hurting. is this the sign of a tooth abscess?
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If the pain is in the same area then yes it would be the infection the doc mentioned.
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Yes. An abscess and an infection is the same thing.  You will need either a root canal if the tooth is restorable or an extraction.
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I had an abscess in my tooth and it has been extracted now it's infected and I am on antibiotics it is still bleeding after 48 hours now just wondering if I could get a bit of advice please
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