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will amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 875 mg / 125 mg work for an abscessed wisdom tooth?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Wisdom tooth: Please see a dentist about your infected wisdom tooth. Do not self medicate with an antibiotic that was prescribed for something else.
Answered on Dec 23, 2017
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotics: Antibiotics will control an infection, but do not remove the cause of the infection (your wisdom tooth). In the end, you'll still need to see a dentist, probably for an extraction. Why wait? You're only prolonging your suffering. Please call for an appointment.
Answered on Apr 10, 2018
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms. Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. Ask your dentist for more information.
Answered on Apr 22, 2017

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Dr. Robert Moretta
38 years experience Dentistry
Too much: For a normal tooth infection Amoxicillin 875mg two times a day for a week is enough. Metronidazole would only be prescribed if you had a serious infec ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not for STD: I do not know of any STD where this antibiotic would be the preferred treatment.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
After: your course of antibiotics is finished AND you feel better! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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Dr. Louis Krenn
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Yes: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) does come in liquid form, although not in that concentration. You can get other concentrations and adjust the ... Read More
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