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A 45-year-old member asked:

Does amoxicillin for tooth infection take the pain away?

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Dr. LaMont Gee
Dentistry 51 years experience
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 usually prescribed to be taken along with the antibiotic. This combination should help a lot. Finish up with needed treatment or the pain will return.
Dr. Steven Corben
Cosmetic Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Antibiotic is given to treat the infection. If the size of the infection decreases, the discomfort should be alleviated. Antibiotic alone does not directly address the discomfort.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry 36 years experience
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 close to the 8th hour. 7-10 day course generally. Any hives/rash/breathing problems call your doctor immediately.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long should amoxicillin take to work for tooth infection?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 44 years experience
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 Amoxicillin is recommended.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
It could...: But it won't cure your problem. Speak to your dentist to be sure of exactly what treatment you need. Antibiotics do not treat decayed or abscessed teeth, just the symptoms.

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