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how much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection

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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. LaMont Gee
50 years experience Dentistry
tooth infection: Amoxicillin may help indirectly with pain. As the infection subsides and swelling goes down pain should also gradually diminish. A pain medication is ... 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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You should be fine.
A male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
It won't help: To take a higher dose than was prescribed, although if you already did so it won't hurt you either. The important thing is to take until all of your ... 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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
What to do: Call the dentist first thing tomorrow morning and discuss what to do. Was the cause of the infection addressed? Merely taking antibiotics will not res ... Read More
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