A member asked:

Hi. i have a tooth ache / tooth infection and i am trying to nurse it til i can make it to a dentist. i found some amoxicillin i had from before 500 mg. can i just take 1 or 2 pills per day 1 in morning and 1 at night till i can get to them in a few da

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

3X daily is ok for amoxacillin.

Answered Sep 29, 2016



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Dr. Thomas Yash answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It is never a good idea to diagnose and treat yourself. You should contact your dentist to be treated for the emergency. However, if that is not possible, and have pain and swelling, the antibiotics may help. If you have no allergies to penicillin, you should take three tablets daily or every eight hours for the infection. You could also contact your MD for some medication.

Answered Mar 22, 2020


Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Wrong dose. Also, why do you have left-over antibiotics. Antibiotics are supposed to be taken for the full course of the prescription. And how old are the pills? have they aged out? Call your Dentist for advice as to what to do until he/she can see you.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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