My 2-year-old had a front tooth extracted after an injury (1/3 of tooth chipped) led to an abscess. The gum above the extraction is still purple and swollen a week and a half later. She was given antibiotics prior to the extraction, but none afterward. When should I worry that the infection still exists?
It is uncommon for a child that age to have any residual signs after that time period. Kids heal remarkably well.
There are several potential causes, all of which require a clinical examine. Persistent infection, fragment of tooth or bone, problem with adjacent tooth etc.... just to name a few.
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