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Good morning, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us today
I am sorry to hear you have this. Unfortunately not, a doctor should not prescribe for a dental abscess unless you are systemically unwell because of it. Only a dentist should assess this sorry as on occasion they prefer to drain them, and the antibiotics can complicate the procedure if required.
Therefore ideally you need a dentist, if you do not have one then you should call dentaline via 111 if you do not have your local number.
What pain relief are you taking? Are you using any medicated toothpastes/mouthwashes?
I would therefore ask your pharmacy for Co-codamol 8/500 as this is available without a prescription. You should also use Corsydl mouth wash with a soft hooked tooth brush to use around the tooth that is painful, this alone often reduces symptoms within 24 hours.
That is my pleasure, I wish you all the best.