A 45-year-old member asked:
Does amoxicillin for tooth infection take the pain away?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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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 answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
How long should amoxicillin take to work for tooth infection?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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.
4.2k viewsReviewed Jan 22, 2020
Last updated Jan 24, 2021
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