A 54-year-old male asked:
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i was on 7 days of 875 mg amoxicillin for abscess tooth swelling. today, i got the root canal done for coronal leakage. now there is no swelling or pain. is clindamycin 300 mg needed?

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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably not: It appears that you have no more signs and symptoms. Of course your dentist will need to look at the tooth, the surrounding gum area and an xray to determine this. However, once you have had a root canal to address the abscess and a round of antibiotics the infection should be gone.
Answered on Dec 29, 2012
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Take as prescribed: When dealing with infection of this kind it is not uncommon to switch antibiotics for maximum results. I would take this as prescribed . No shortcuts. Stay feelng better.
Answered on Dec 29, 2012
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Dr. Steve Tassone
32 years experience Dentistry
Root canal: Usually not unless swelling comes back. I'm assuming you had rct done and are having crown replaced.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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