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I am sorry to hear you are worried about Bella. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
You are describing a classic thing seen in dogs: an infected "carnassial" tooth. The roots of this tooth go up into the face and end just below the eye.
Here is an article about it:
Applying warm compresses, giving antibiotics, cleaning the area all will help, but it will keep coming back until the infected tooth either falls out or is extracted or has a root canal. The infection is trapped by the tooth root, so antibiotics usually only help for a short time.
I treat these with a course of antibiotics, and if it does not come back, great! But it usually does. Then there is no option except to extract or treat the tooth.
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Hope he is doing better soon. Rebecca