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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
18 years experience Endodontics
Yes, but...: Root canal infections tend to respond better to other antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, clindamycin, or azithromycin. You might get a benefit from ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotics: I strongly recommend that you see a dentist first, have the tooth examined, determine the proper course of treatment, and then take the correct antibi ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Periodontal abscess: won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use take amo ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
See MD asap: Not my 1st choice of antibiotic. Especially since we can't personally examine you, and know nothing about your medical and dental history, i would rec ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Seek help now: You have cause for concern. This needs to be attended to by dentist asap. If you can't see one today, seek care in an urgent care facility or the er a ... Read More
Dr. Steven Koos
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
You are right: To be concerned & should seek care in immediate future with an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. That being said, i don't want you to be alarmed. Things ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
41 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bactrim/dentistry: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is usually prescribed for urinary tract infections. Penicilin is the antibiotic of choice for most dental ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
56 years experience Periodontics
Thanks for asking!: If the abscess bursts you will be swallowing all the infection and pus with a chance it could spread. Please get treatment. There are cases of people ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
9 years experience Dentistry
Root Canal: Or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, than an ind is the treatment of choice w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Pain and swelling: Generally you will have pain and swelling around an abcessed tooth. This is an infection and it can get worse without treatment so see a dentist i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
18 years experience Endodontics
Symptoms: Pain - usually a dull ache that feels 'deeper' that the tooth. Although its worth mentioning many abscesses are painless. Swelling- usually localized ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Very: Especially if you have things like diabetes or a poor immune system. We worry about bacteria from the tooth abscess getting into the bloodstream and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Rare, but yes: Before antibiotics, a tooth abscess was one of the leading causes of death. Obviously antibiotics help in treating infections, but an abscess that bre ... Read More

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