A 40-year-old member asked:
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which online antibiotics get rid of my tooth abscess?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See a Dentist: Self treatment is even a "bad idea" for even us, as physician's, let alone a "lay person" please see a dentist or oral surgeon who may need to drain the abscess first.
Answered on Sep 16, 2012
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Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
None get rid of: Not sure what an online antibiotic is. No antibiotics will get rid of a tooth abscess but will slow its progression and decrease the inflammation until you can get definitive treatment of extraction or a root canal. Common dental antibiotics are penicillin, amoxicillin, and clindamycin.
Answered on Dec 19, 2014
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Dr. Christine Fox
27 years experience Dentistry
An antibiotic might help the infection temporarily, but it WILL come back within a short amount of time, if not treated by a dentist.
Sep 16, 2012
Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See your dentist...: A tooth abscess is not cured by antibiotics. The cause must be addressed. If the cause is not addressed the infection can become very serious. Please see a dentist to treat this well and to prevent something serious. I realize you may be wanting to save effort, time, and money. However, an abscess requires professional attention.
Answered on Jan 25, 2014
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Dr. James Donley
54 years experience Dentistry
None: Antibiotics will not get rid of a tooth abscess. You need to see a dentist for treatment. The dentist may prescribe an antibiotic to temporarily control the infection to allow him/her to treat you. In the numbing of the tooth for treatment, too much infection may prevent the anesthetic from working well and keeping you pain free.
Answered on Aug 21, 2013

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