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A few days ago, my tooth ached and my lower jaw started swelling; I was put on Clindamycin for antibiotics. It's been three days and although the swelling has been arrested, it won't disappear. My right lower jaw feels tender and the lump below is hard.
Dentist says to give the antibiotics another couple of days to work and in the meantime I should put warm compress on the lump to soften it. I've been trying to get more info after I got home but most of what I've come across say that warm compress is a big NO.
Should I follow what the dentist said about the warm compress? (All the internet reading has me scared of the infection spreading, but I'm already on antibiotics?) I just want the pus drained so we can get on with the treatment.
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