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Old 08-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
Kwell789 Kwell789 is offline
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Tooth abcess and extraction, numb face and still in pain

Hi, I had an abcessed tooth extracted 2 weeks ago. I have been in extreme pain ever since. I was on bactrim which did not work. Now I am on clindamycin 150 mg 4x day. I have been on clindamycin for 2 days now. My face was not swollen until today and the pain is reduced but still very noticeable. My lower left lip and chin went numb 4 days after the extraction.

I am wondering if I have been given a high enough dose of the clindamycin. It seems everyone posting on clindamycin is taking double what I am taking. Has anyone had any face numbing? The dentist said the feeling might come back within 4 months which was not very comforting. Is it normal for the face to swell after starting a new antibiotic? How long til I see and feel improvement. Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.