Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: glens falls new york
| | abcess again, or worse, please look!!
i have a question, about 2 months ago, i bite down on some food and broke half of a molar out, then about a month ago, i beleive it got infected, it swelled really bad, almost golf ball size, the lump was between the bad tooth and inner cheek, i waited for 4 days to go to the er, and they gave me anitbiotics, i tokk them for 5 full days with no result, didnt get bigger, but certainly didnt get smaller, so i called a dentist and he saw me for a few minutes, and said, it could take sometime for the meds to work, then i did somemore investigation online, and it seems that the anitbiotics should have taken hold in 2-3 days...right? anyhow, finally on the 9th day of anti's, there was a change...it puffed even more in the matter of 3 hours, then poof...it burst, and it drained quickly...it was such an awful taste, but the pain was immedatlly releived, later that day, i w2ould say the lump decreased to the size of a pea, with no pain...i thought i was home free, wait a few weeks and have it pulled, but, now 4 weeks later, its sweeled again!!! no paint this time though. my question is, because it took 9 days to start working, and my antibiotics were only for 10 days, is this the reason its back?? will they give me more antis, or maybe better ones, stronger, i was on 500mg v-tids or something like that, does this sound normal, or could it be a cyst, or even a tumor, im so worried about it, the inner lining of my mouth looks ok, aside from lite reddining of the lump, is this sound like mouth cancer, im almost scared to go to the doctors, ive been looking online, and it seems like cancer is of the visual tissue in the mouth, am i worring too much, or is this an abcess that never had a chance to heal...PLEASE help, im very worried, thanks!!