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hello, i have been taking sulfamethoxazole for a bad tooth infection but it not doing job so i'm switching to amox-clav 875-125. do you think this ant?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are specific in the bacteria they work on. It's important that you see a dentist to have the tooth evaluated and treated, since the antibiotic alone won't solve your problem, but rather prolong the inevitable, a dental visit. Please make the call.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Tooth infection: Tooth infections require definitive treatment by a dentist. Any antibiotic or combination of antibiotics will not resolve the issue. Who put you on the Sulfa drug? My guess is that you are self administering your medications which if true is useless. If under the care of a dentist- discuss with him/her. If not go to one!

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