Tooth Extraction today....still got abscess

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I had a small bit of root left in my gum so dentist did extraction today as an abscess showed up on x ray. I am keen to avoid antibiotics as they severely affect my other health issues. I can still feel the abscess ....will it start to come away naturally now the source of infection has gone ? How long will this take..I expected it to have gone once the tooth was removed. thank you for any support

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    thank you lou1962 for the helpful info. i always thought the dentist had to "lance" the abscess....she didnt do anything to it at all just removed the tooth and said abscess should go.....i do hope so, i can actually feel the abscess more now than before i had the tooth removed. i will definately do the salt water rinses and fingers crossed !  many thanks
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    Yeah warm salt water should do the trick try to keep the area as clean as possible this means salt water rinsing at least twice a day... even more if you are capable and it don't become an annouance anything that gets inside could make it worse so try place a swab over it sometimes when smoking or something. And goodluck smile
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