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Dental Abscess

Hi, I had jaw surgery last July, 2007 for my upper and lower jaw. I have recently developed a dental abscess on the lower left side of my gum. It is located below the screw they placed during surgery. I went to my local dentist and he told me to contact my Maxillofacial Surgery and prescribed 500 mg of Amoxicillin because it may be related to the screw. I have no pain at all in my tooth only the discomfort of having a swollen gum and what feels like like a hard bump a little above the abscess. I would like to know if it is serious and if probably the screw it causing my gum to become infected?

Thank you very much for taking your time to read this and have a nice day.
- Jessi
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You should have first contacted the surgeon who did the procedure in July 2007, not your dentist.

Call your surgeon as soon as possible!  Just because you do not have pain does not mean there is no problem.

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