I had a rotten tooth that I kept putting off.it eventually became infected and swollen.inside and out! It was extremely visible..red or almost purple and puffy.it was obviously an abcess.I had the tooth pulled and the dentist gave me antibiotics.pain was horrible but disapeared once the tooth was evacuated. It is several weeks later now and there is still a mark on my cheek and evidence of the abcess that is still visible from the outside as well as firm to the touch. Sense the dentist visit and perscription I saw a general prac who also prescribed a different antibiotic.this thing won't go away!!any suggestions??? [/url]