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How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection

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 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 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
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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joanne Peck
45 years experience Pediatrics
You need the shot!: Tetanus will never be prevented by amoxicillin, so make sure your immunization is current--i.e., within 5 to 10 years.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Amoxicillin Sandoz: Amoxicillin, the active ingredient is a penicillin derivative. Sandy is the name of the manufacturer. It is prescribed for infection treatment. Inf ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience Dentistry
You are OK: You are asking about a clostridium difficile infection as a result of the Amoxicillin and wisdom tooth infection? That is a serious intestinal infecti ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Rottman
43 years experience Dentistry
No specific time: Usually you should start to feel a difference after the first couple of days depending on the severity of the infection. Usually a 10 day course of A ... Read More
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