Swollen Lip

Oct 26, 2012
My upper left lateral incisor is broken, only a tiny bit of the tooth is visible at the gumline. This happened from a bad cavity. At one point, before the tooth was broken, I had an infection and abscess in the tooth which I treated with Amoxicillin.

Last night however, I bit down really hard during dinner and after a few hours I was in excruciating pain. I'm assuming that the tooth filled with blood and not an infection because the tooth had been fine for months. I even tried to drain it myself with a needle and I was able to get some blood out of the tooth. I've been taking Ibuprofen and this morning when I woke up, the pain was virtually gone, however my upper lip is very swollen.

I'm wondering if the swelling will go down (And how long) or if it has to be drained by a dentist.

Thank you.

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