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how much amoxicillin should I take for abscess tooth

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Fast answer: Get yourself to a doctor you shouldn't be self medicating.

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Depends: First of all get yourself to a doctor you shouldn't be self prescribing. As the saying goes if you do, you have a fool as a doctor and a fool as a pat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mayur Nayee
10 years experience Dentistry
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
No: And you should not be self medicating. Do you realize that the antibiotics will not "cure" your problem? A tooth abscess requires specific dental care ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Answer: You have a fool as a patient and a fool as a doctor if you self medicate. You need to know the cause of the abcess to know what antibiotic to use.Mak ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
43 years experience Endodontics
See your DDS: A dental abscess is a bacteria infection caused by a variety of different bacteria. Antibiotic therapy may only be part of the solution. To determin ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Davis
35 years experience Dentistry
Amoxicillin: Generally 500mg every 8 hours till gone. Don't miss a dose. Don't take with meals, best one hour before or one hour after a meal if it happens to be c ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Kelner
8 years experience Dentistry
Fast answer: Get your self to ad octor you shouldn't be self medicating. Abcesses are caused by more than one thing and they should be treated by different antibio ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosis: Is the key. Some infections are resistant to penicillin. You should see your md or dentist and be sure you can take penicillin for the infection and t ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Husam Bezreh
Specializes in Periodontics
Twice a day : You can take Doxycycline 100mg every twelve hours for 10 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
Ask your dentist: It would be ill advised to discuss dosage or type of antibiotic without better information.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it might work: it is one of the antibiotic choices for this problem. Please provide follow up in one week to see if it worked. You will also need to see a dentist as ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Follow directions: Follow the directions of the dentist who prescribed the antibiotic. Even though your tooth has been extracted, infection could still be present in th ... Read More
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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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
If microorganisms: Susceptible to Amoxicillin therapy, then a few days usually. However, if the infection, which is usually a mixed infection (aerobes, anaerobes, gram ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Francis
29 years experience Periodontics
One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Consult doctor: Consult your doctor who prescribed you clindamycin.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth infection: If you have a fever from a tooth infection, you need to see a dentist ASAP. Please call for appt now
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Daily: If you are having an upset stomach or diarrhea from taking your antibiotics you can try eating a 'live culture containing' yogurt with each dose of me ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It is one of the possible antibiotics that can be used for a tooth abscess. There are several others that can be recommended, like penicillin. The one ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
You can: If you are not allergic to penicillin then Amoxicillin is a good choice. However, that it not the definitive treatment. You still have to have the und ... Read More

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