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Antibiotics for tooth abscess how long

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Merrett
Dentistry 30 years experience
Cephalexin a cure??: The short answer to this question is no. The antibiotics will help get your tooth abcess under control. However, it will not cure the cause of your ab... Read More
Dr. Robert Fong
Dentistry 37 years experience
No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth wi... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
NO antibiotic will: and cephalexin is not exception. However, it will not fix the underlying problem. You will need to see a dentist for definitive diagnosis, x-ray and d... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tooth Abscess: You'll need to see a local dentist to treat the affected teeth. Antibiotics will not restore a decayed tooth. Please seek out care before your teeth b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
dentistry - Periodontics 25 years experience
Maybe: If this is the case, we recommend you be seen asap for an evaluation. Depending on when you started the antibiotic, you may already be behind the abi... Read More
Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly: But not the answer, you need to see a dentist, oral surgeon, or hospital asap. This type of infection is not something you fool around with by self... Read More
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
Yes and no: Clindamycin is a good antibiotic because of its accessibility to bone tissue in the cases of treating infection in bone. However, if your infection (... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Not likely: The reason you are taking an antibiotic is to kill all of the bacteria causing your infection. So that should not happen. But all antibiotics are not ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
24 hours: Typically it takes at least 24 hours before an antibiotic takes effect, but an antibiotic alone will not cure an abscessed tooth you need to have the ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Calvert
Dentistry 37 years experience
Varies: I assume this antibiotic was prescribed by your dentist after an exam for this abscess. Antibiotics will calm down an infection but will not eliminate... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Tooth Abscess: Your issue needs to be treated by a dentist, Antibiotics alone will not resolve your problem. Please call a local dentist for an appointment. The prob... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Tooth abscess: See a Dentist. Antibiotic will not cure an abscess, only limit the spread of infection. Dentist can help you decide which is best antibiotic to take t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Call your dentist: I am assuming a professional placed you on antibiotics. You should call your dentist to explain what's going on & how best to treat\deal with it. You ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
? fungal infection: if it is localized to the vaginal area, could very well be fungal infection, as a side effact of the antibiotics you are on, kindly tell your doctors ... Read More
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