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what antibiotics are used to treat an abscessed tooth

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Penicillin: More specifically we prefer a type of penicillin called amoxycillin. Usually very specific for dental infections, of course if the patient is not all ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Ask your dentist: Your dentist should be able to recommend an antibiotic that is safe for you to take.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Merrett
28 years experience Dentistry
Cephalexin a cure??: The short answer to this question is no. The antibiotics will help get your tooth abcess under control. However, it will not cure the cause of your ab ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Abscess: You'll need to see a local dentist to treat the affected teeth. Antibiotics will not restore a decayed tooth. Please seek out care before your teeth b ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Cataldo
23 years experience Periodontics
Maybe: If this is the case, we recommend you be seen asap for an evaluation. Depending on when you started the antibiotic, you may already be behind the abi ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: That should not be a problem
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Contact DDS: Yes, if you have any concerns, speak with your dentist.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience Dentistry
Yes, short term: Clindamycin is a very good antibiotic for dental infections. However, you must go to the dentist for treatment of an abscessed tooth. Antibiotics wi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Get Seen Immediately: A tooth abcess can have severe consequences. Whatever the cost you should get evaluation so that you can continue to live a normal life. They may ne ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Pfister
11 years experience Dentistry
Good question: Not sure what you mean exactly. If the tooth is infected causing an abscess and a swollen cheek extracting the tooth or a root canal should fix it. ... Read More
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