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How long should it take for my clindamycin to get rid of a tooth infection

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
What type of infect?: Although Clindamycin penetrates bone fairly well i don't expect that the tooth infection will respond if it is a cavity. If there is a peridontal abs ... Read More

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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Remove the cause: Are you taking Amoxicillin on your own or was it prescribed by a dentist? In order for infections to be resolved, the main objective is to treat or r ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Perhaps never: If the infection is mild and no abscess has formed it should respond very quickly, assuming that the bacteria causing the infection are sensitive to A ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
No: At best it is a temporary measure. You need to see a dentist.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Temporarily: Until the tooth in question is restored or extracted, the infection will resume once you stop the antibiotics. Since you can't take the antibiotics fo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
C-Diff: Clostridium difficile is a species of gram-positive spore-forming bacteria that is best known for causing antibiotic-associated diarrhea (aad). While ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will be the next choice. This medication is to treat a variety of bacterial infections, not viral infection! take this medicati ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamyci ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Yes: yes. You can take them every 8 hours for now,but the clindamycin 300 is more specific for the problem you're having
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: If more than half a day has passed it's too late, just toss it out. Know that antibiotics do not cure infected teeth, just prevent the spread of infec ... Read More

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