A 23-year-old female asked:
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i have swollen face and gums and severe toothache i am taking amoxicillin for the abcess can i take 100mg of cataflam (diclofenac) for the pain?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist now: Taking antibiotics will not solve your problem, only prolong the inevitable... A dental visit. The infection may require drainage. Failure to treat can allow the infection to spread.
Answered on Dec 6, 2015
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Out of curiosity: Out of curiosity did a Dentist prescribe the antibiotic for you. Antibiotics control dental infections, not cure them. A Dentist would have also discussed future treatment ( root canal or extraction) to remove the infected tooth material. Dentist would have also discussed pain Meds with you. Yes, you can take antibiotic and pain killer at same time, but call Dentist to schedule treatment.
Answered on Dec 6, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Cataflam (diclofenac) is fine: However, cataflam (diclofenac) is not the final solution for toothache, only a temporary pain and inflammation relief. You should pay a visit to your dentist for definitive treatment.
Answered on Dec 6, 2015

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Toothache: I am not clear what you are asking. You need to take the medicine your dentist thinks is best.
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