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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
I currently have a dental abscess. The swelling has gone down some now that I have been taking antibiotics for the last 6 days. Yesterday I noticed two white blisters on the side of my tongue. It is the same side where the abscess. Could this mean something?
You need to have the abscessed tooth removed (extraction) or treated endodontically (root canal). The tooth may be sharp or rough and be rubbing your tongue and/or you may be getting a yeast infection (over growth) from taking antibiotics.
David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University