I have a dental abscess I went in to see the dentist and was told I would need to have a root canal but that he could not do anything until the abscess was cleared and gave me antibiotics. Yet I am still in a great deal of pain and the antibiotics is not helping.
Answer: It is normal to have some pain when dealing with a dental abscess. The antibiotics was not really given to help to relive the pain, but to clear the abscess. If the pain is so bad that you can not take it then speak to your dentist and see if they can issue you a pain medicine prescription. When you have an abscess most dentist will not remove or do a root canal until the abscess is cleared. That is why taking the antibiotics as directed is important in order to clear the abscess faster.