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A 18-year-old male asked about a 21-year-old member:

how long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fernando Juliao
Dentistry 30 years experience
Aka 'ANUG': As a previous doctor indicated, amoxicillin will get you started to recovery...BUT proper careful maintenance with brushing and flossing will help you from this recurrence!
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: If acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis is left untreated, it can cause more severe oral and health complications. in case of ANUG, amoxicillin and more aggressive methods (gum surgery) may need to be necessary.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Cosmetic Dentistry 36 years experience
Need other treatment: Amoxicillin alone won't get rid of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. You also need to have some professional cleanings to get rid to the bacterial toxins that are irritating your gingiva. You also need to increase your brushing and flossing habits, and possibly incorporate a waterpik in your daily regimen.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
More than meds: Dental visits, proper home care and rinses, in addition to meds are usually the plan

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