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I had an abscess infection in my lower back tooth/jaw back…

I had an abscess...

I had an abscess infection in my lower back tooth/jaw back in may. 5 weeks of different antibiotics and then, finally, a tooth extraction and a bone graft. I went back in 4 weeks ago to have an anchor put into the graft (so that a tooth can be placed in later) and they saw that there was still an infection. I was on amoxicillin for another week. Now it feels like the pain and inflammation is coming back again. Thought?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

No recent injuries. It feels like the infection won't go away

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. never had an abscess before

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Lara Coseo
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Hi, there! Just to clarify, when did you take your last dose of antibiotic? It is possible that you have a new infection around the implant. It doesn't mean the implant will fail. But it does likely mean you need to have more antibiotics.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks for getting back to me. i finished the last dose (amoxicillin) 1 month ago on sept 16th. The other 5 antibiotics were taken from the beginning of may into june

Okay, so you took them at the time of the implant placement surgery? Is that correct?

Dr. Lara

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
thanks for your assistance!Mark

You're very welcome! I'm happy to help. You can return to this question if you have more questions for me. I hope your dentist can get you in quickly and get you started on some good, strong antibiotics. Take it easy this weekend.

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