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dental abscess antibiotics not working

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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
Typically : Typically Amoxicillin is given, however you may be dealing with a more serious issue like bone involvement or a deep infection that requires dental su ... Read More
Dr. Neil McLeod
49 years experience Prosthodontics
Tried : Tried and true, and has been out of favor for a while, but i find that penicillin is still a very effective antibiotic for dental infection. Even aft ... Read More
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Dr. Randolph Todd
44 years experience Endodontics
See your DDS: Most endodontic infections respond to Amoxicillin which is an inexpensive medication however some do not. It is most important to match the right dr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but: Antibiotics on their own will not cure a dental abscess. You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of the abscess and then treat it accordingly ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: An antibiotic will treat the symptoms of your tooth/gum infection, but not actually cure your problem. Please call a dentist for an appointment.
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Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
AB for abscess: 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
48 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dental Abcess: Usually it's safe to use Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) unless you are penicillin allergic. It's most important to see your dentist for defin ... Read More
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Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Depends...: Assuming you have no medication allergies, i usually start with Amoxicillin or penicillin. Severity of the infection can play a part in the decision o ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
Right remedy: You need to identify which pathogens are constituting the tooth abscess and take the appropriate remedy. Abscesses can drain and they can evolve. Get ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Broken Teeth: As you already know, antibiotics will not solve your dental problems. Frequent use of antibiotics is not recommended, and those abscesses can spread t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
With a dentist: This is usually approached with a combination of surgical drainage and antibiotics. Do not ignore it. The complications, although not common, can be ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dental abcess: Tricky situation. Periodontitis is tooth pain (irritation of tooth nerve due to caries) . The vast majority of the time, it is not a tooth abcess. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Get it taken care of: See a dentist for care. You will either need it removed or need root canal and crown. You may also need the abcess drained. You do need antibiotics ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
37 years experience Dentistry
Infection: See if your doctor can prescribe you anti biotic and anti inflammatory meds, and have a dentists exam to determine if the tooth worth saving and do ro ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
57 years experience Dentistry
Source not corrected: Generally a recurrent abscess is from the nerve of a tooth dying (died) and until it is attended to the abscess will not go away, only be contained wi ... Read More
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