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abscess in gum area where tooth was pulled

I had a piece of tooth that was left in my gum from when I lost the tooth n didn't know until the dentist showed me on x-ray . he pulled the rest of it out and I knew I would be in some pain due to it, but its been over a week and a half and I am still having pain in the gum area of where it was pulled.. he gave me ibeprofen 8oo mg for the pain but its not working to much.. I still wake up in the middle of the night in pain.. I do the salt water rinse but nothing.. what else can i do?
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Any other symptoms?  Swelling?  Bad taste?  Problems opening your mouth?  You may want to ask for a strong prescription to use at night.  Also, are you on any antibiotics?
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