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Old 08-28-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Re: Tooth abcess and extraction, numb face and still in pain

Thanks for your reply. I did go back to the dentist and he was no help. Near the end of my antibiotics I still had infection. I ended up going to the ER. I was put on double the dosage of antibiotics. Two doctors examined me. They cut my gum with a scalple to see if any pus would come out and very little did. They said I have scar tissue formed where the abcess is which is making it hard to move the muscles and further compressing the nerve that is causing the numbness. They are not sure the feeling will return. They have told me to put hot compresses on it and massage. He said it might be a year or possibly never before the feeling comes back. Has anyone else had scar tissue form on an abcess?