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is doxycycline used to treat tooth infection

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
34 years experience Dentistry
Needs dental help: Infections usually need help from a dentist to help remove the source of the infection which can be in the gums or decay leading to a root canal issue ... Read More
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Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Go to Dentist: If your tooth is infected, then you risk have severe pain and infection traveling to other parts of the body. There is no real home treatment for toot ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Vist your dentist: Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics and treat the infected tooth.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Should be: While Cefuroxime has less than ideal anaerobic coverage, a 1990 japanese study suggests it is indeed useful for acute dental infections.
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Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Cephalosporins are not the first choice drug for dental infections. Taking antibiotics for a tooth infection will not solve the problem in the long r ... Read More
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Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Not a common use: Uses of this medication include treatment of tonsillitis, strep throat, ear infections, skin infections, and bronchitis, to name a few. This prescript ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Dental infection: Go back and let the dentist see this. Either the swelling involved the nerve root secondarily or you had a primary infection of the nerve producing th ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience Dentistry
99% of the time yes: If the tooth has been treated by extraction or root canal and the abcess resolves, the pressure on the mandibular nerve dissipates and normal feeling ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: If treatment was full course of antibiotics, infection can return after you stop taking Meds. To "cure" an infected tooth requires root canal or extr ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Manning
42 years experience Dentistry
While unlikely...: While unlikely, there is the potential for systemic involvement; particularly for mandibular posterior teeth. Serious infection in lower molars can r ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Not first choice: Biaxin (clarithromycin) is used to treat many infections but it is not the first choice to treat dental infections. You need to see a dentist about t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Hard to say...: Is this infection due to a periodontal problem or a non-vital tooth that required root canal therapy? What treatment was performed? Without the answer ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
Try: Non steroidal anti inflammatory meds (if you can tolerate them) ie. Aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) advil. Sometimes oil of clove placed on a deeply decay ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Soma: Before you take a medication for off-label treatment see a wisdom tooth expert. Make an appointment with an Oral Surgeon. Taking a muscle relaxant w ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Why wait ?: The sooner you take care of your problem the less chance you will have complications. Please call for an appointment sooner than later.

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