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Clindamycin tooth abscess

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
NO: It cannot. However, it the bacteria is resistant to it, then the infection is getting worse; this could cause your abscess to throb.
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dentistry 22 years experience
Tooth abscess: An antibiotic will usually localize the infection which shouldn't cause throbbing but help remove the infection around the tooth (not in) teporaraly u... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Richards
Endodontics 18 years experience
Antibiotics take tim: Antibiotics taken for an absccessed tooth take time to begin to have a positive effect. In some cases, the infection can be resistant. To answer you... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Initially: Then the dentist needs to determine and treat the cause of your abscess, which is either a gumline problem (requiring a thorough deep cleaning or toot... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Hard to predict: Honestly, without actually seeing you and the x-rays of your teeth, it's hard to predict these things. The sooner you start treatment to remove the ca... Read More
Dr. Ghyath Alkhalil
Endodontics 16 years experience
Root Canal : The the antibiotics will only help to control the abscess from spreading further, but it is not the ultimate treatment, when it comes to teeth abscess... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Can't advise: Can't advise you to medicate yourself. The tooth needs to be treated by a dentist anyway, and the antibiotics won't fix the problem, just mask the sym... Read More
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Dental Abscess: I agree that first of all you should see a dentist. That said, neither of these antibiotics would be a first choice for treatment. Erythromycin freque... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist: An antibiotic therapy for dental abscess is indicated only when drainage cannot be achieved or the patient shows signs of systemic involvement. Penici... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Whenever you want: Alcohol won't interfere with clindamycin or your abscess. You didn't need to avoid alcohol (in moderation) during treatment. Of course heavy drinking ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
Periodontics 24 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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Side effect: Your symptoms are a side effect of the antibiotic that you are taking. Call your doctor about this asap.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Antibiotics: Please do not concern yourself with "milligrams". Each medication needs a different dose. As long as the amount of medication in your bloodstream is h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably OK, but...: Antibiotics don't work overnight, and it's not unusual for symptoms to get worse for a day or two. Typically I would not expect much improvement until... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Recurrent cases: COVID 19 may recur and presents with a variety of symptoms. The antibiotic may cause diarrhea and the fever may be due to the abscess, but testing is ... Read More

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