Take some pain killers in the meantime and book your consultation so that we can ascertain the reason behind your facial swelling and provide you with your treatment options.
Sometimes, a swelling relieves the pressure associated with an infected tooth and subsequently the pain subsides. We would still recommend for you to come in for your consultation to ascertain the cause of the problem.
Once the infection subsides, your face will return to normal. This may take a few days.
This is an extreme emergency and you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. If not, you need to go to A & E, as airway constriction due to an abscess/facial swelling is a life-threatening situation.
Antibiotics are an adjunct to treatment and although they can help with the swelling, we will need to deal with the underlying reason to prevent the swelling occurring in your mouth again.
Yes, you can purchase them from us, but only after you’ve seen our dentist for a consultation. You cannot request antibiotics from the receptionist. Please tell us if you are allergic to anything before we give you the antibiotics.