A female asked:
will amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 875 mg / 125 mg work for an abscessed wisdom tooth?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Sandra Eleczko answered
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 answered
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 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
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!