My 9 yr old just had 2 teeth removed, one abscessed, the other cracked. The abscessed tooth was swollen under her eye and drained from her gums. During the surgery they flushed it out and the swelling went down. When we picked her up, the area was swollen again. The vet was surprised but gave us antibiotics, pain meds and anti inflams for her. After the meds, she still had the swelling and it was draining again from her mouth (at times if it got really big it would drain clear fluid but it was majority of the time it was blood). The vet gave her a dose of strong antibiotics for 1 week to see if it helped as he thought that the abscess caused a pocket of inection, it didn't so we brought her back in to open her cheek and remove any infection. When he opened her cheek, he did not see any infection but thick tissue so he removed it and left an open incision to allow it to drain. 3 days later (today) and the incision closed and her cheek is swollen again with drainage from her gum. The vet suggested to place a drainage tube in her cheek for a week and if that doesn't work to remove all of the tissue. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you may have. I hate that my senior is going through this, she is in overall good health and her energy level hasn't been down at all through any of this.