A member asked:

Can you tell me about antibiotic to prescribe for a dental abscess?

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Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes, but: Antibiotics on their own will not cure a dental abscess. You need to see a dentist to determine the cause of the abscess and then treat it accordingly. Your dentist can than also prescribe the best antibiotic, dose and frequency for you. Merely taking antibiotics may temporarily appear to help, but the problem will surely come back with a vengeance and even worse!

Answered 7/26/2014

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: An antibiotic will treat the symptoms of your tooth/gum infection, but not actually cure your problem. Please call a dentist for an appointment.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

AB for abscess: An antibiotic therapy for dental abscess is indicated only when drainage cannot be achieved or the patient shows signs of systemic involvement. Penicillin is the most useful antibiotic for dental infection. Remember, the only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment.

Answered 7/26/2014

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What do you do if antibiotic treatment doesnt resolve abscess under teeth?

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