I Have An Abscess But Can’t See My Dentist. Should I Take The Antibiotics He Gave Me?

Q.
Hi Andrew. I went to the dentist yesterday because I thought the tooth whitening I was doing had caused me some irritation. The dentist found a small abscess in the front tooth and dressed it. This was a surprise to me as it was not so painful. He gave me antibiotics but said to try not to take them. Should I take them as it is now very painful and is around the nose area again and worse than before. It is worrying me but the dentist is closed over the weekend. I hope you can advise me. Thank you.
A.
Hello, thanks for getting in touch. If it’s getting worse, I would take them and call the practice on Monday if it’s not improving. This is why it’s important to go for check-ups regularly as a dentist can spot this type of thing before it begins to get painful. Tooth whitening can sometimes cause a little sensitivity but it’s usually nothing to worry about. I hope it starts to clear up for you. Best wishes, Dr Andrew Moore.
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