A 44-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for antibiotic clindamycin to kick in on a major tooth infection?

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Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
24-48 hours: Typically most antibiotics can take between 24 and 48 hours to reach therapeutic strength in the body. It can also be dependent on how extensive or extreme the infection is.
Answered on Jan 29, 2018
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