My 7-yr old has an abscessed tooth (which is weird because x-rays from her last dental checkup 6 months ago didn't show any cavity). She has been on antibiotics for 5 days now and tonight I noticed that the 'bubble' infection on her gum has gotten bigger. Does this mean the antibiotic is not working?
Her appointment to get the tooth extracted is coming up soon (the day after tomorrow). I am a nervous wreck that the dentist will do the extraction and she'll be in pain because the infection is still there. And I see another tooth that's not looking healthy, so I need this visit to the dentist to be relatively nice; I don't want her to develop a fear of the dentist at such a young age.
(Oh my gosh, I've been browsing this forum for nearly 2 hours. All the information and stories, wow!)