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is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
No: Amoxicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics of choice for dental infections. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a poor choice.
Dr. Travis Campbell
Cosmetic Dentistry 12 years experience
Not a normal med: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dentistry 22 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection.

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