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

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Wisdom tooth: Please see a dentist about your infected wisdom tooth. Do not self medicate with an antibiotic that was prescribed for something else.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
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.
Last updated Apr 10, 2018


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