A 63-year-old female asked:
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Is it best to wait until infection is gone before having the infected tooth extracted? Currently on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875-125, 2x daily x 14 days. Thanks!

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Dr. Stephen St james
32 years experience in Periodontics
Usu not, but...: If the source of the infection is the tooth that is being extracted, then the infection will never truly be gone till the tooth is out. If you mean, is it better to wait until the signs and symptoms of infection are gone before taking the tooth out, only if there is pain and the antibiotic is reducing the pain. In that case, you might have an easier time getting numb.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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