Anyone have some knowledge on tooth abscess?
My son is 9 years old and has a tooth abscess, I took him to the dentist and the dentist only prescribed antibiotics and said to just “watch it” until it bothers him more/gets worse. He said the antibiotics would make the bump go down, I thought that meant it would clear the abscess but upon further research I found out that antibiotics in fact do not get rid of the abscess, only prevent it from spreading. He has an appointment in January for a filling and they said they will look at it then, but I’m wondering if it’s safe to wait that long? I’m honestly so angry that they just gave us antibiotics and sent us away without an actual treatment plan for the abscess, I was clueless. Should I ask them to extract the tooth? If anyone has been through anything similar please send me some advice