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Abscess Tooth Antibiotics Not Working
If antibiotics treat acne and iradicate pus why wouldn't it do the same for periodontal gum abscess that does not involve tooth root? Always incise?
Depend on size: The decision on whether to incise a lesion or not depends on the clinical impression by your doctor of the abscess at the time of treatment. Often you need a combination of antibiotics and incision. In the mouth it's a little different than treating acne due to the environment the abscess is in. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more
See below: If antibiotics like Keflex are not helping i would think about having the tooth extracted. Keflex is a strong wide ranging antibiotic and usually works...If the tooth is abcessed and broken you probably will need root canal therapy if you can get rid of the infection. As i said i would have thias extracted. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Abscessed tooth: Some will and some won't. I can only speak for myself. In my opinion, if a tooth is abscessed and cannot be saved (or chosen not to), it should come out as soon as possible.The quicker it's out, the sooner the patient is comfortable and the sooner the healing process can begin. There are cases where antibiotic coverage is preferable or required (with certain medical conditions). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Dental abscess. Tooth surgically extracted. Completed 4 day antibiotics.How long does it take for gum not to be sore and pain to go away?
Could be a week..: ... sometimes a few days more or less. It really depends on the extent of the infection, the amount of swelling, the difficulty of the extraction, and your pain tolerance. All extractions are not the same. ...Read more
Do I need a&e?. Massive abscesses and antibiotics not working.. Dentist will not open old root canal filling to drain pus.. Feel really ill and fever
See another dentist: If you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the pain and tooth infection always will come back. Dentist/oral surgeon will treat a tooth infection by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. See another dentist or an oral surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?
Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotics reduce the presence of fluid and/or puss in an abscess. This in turn reduces pain. The only way to remove an abscess is to remove the cause.A tooth abscess or plural abscess requires root canal or extraction . A gum abscess or periodontal abscess requires curetting under the gum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not good idea: First of all Doxycycline is the wrong spectrum of antibiotic for aril use. Second, and most important, antibiotics do not cure abscessed teeth. The drug is used to control the severity of the infection, but antibiotic will not eliminate the infected tooth material. That has to be done with decay removal, root canal treatment, and/or extraction. Please see a dentist for rx. ...Read more
Decay at tooth margin causing an abscess. Dentist wants to decrease infection with antibiotic before possible root canal retreatment. Good idea?
Dental abscess. Completed amoxycillin n metronidezole. For residue infection, better to take another course of amoxycillin or metronidezole?
Treatment?: What is the treatment for the tooth in question? Is it a periodontally involved tooth that is hopeless, or is it a tooth that requires root canal therapy, or a tooth that needs RCT retreatment? The cause of the abscess needs to be addressed. Your dentist should resolve the cause of the problem and chances are you will have no further infection. If you do, however, let your dentist decide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible wisdom tooth infection. Gum puffy around tooth.. Ear hurts but no tooth pain. Can i wait 3 days (monday) for dentist or need antibiotics now?
Act now: Any time there is swelling that accompanies a known infection source there is a risk that your body's immune defenses are reaching a limit. Wisdom tooth swelling/infection can be dangerous. Call for an appt to be examined asap. Make sure you explain "swelling present" and get started on treatment--either surgical or pharmaceutical. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Have a periodontal tooth abscess. Can I take amoxicillin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) together to clear the infection until I can have the tooth extracted?
Antibiotics: I strongly recommend that you see a dentist first, have the tooth examined, determine the proper course of treatment, and then take the correct antibiotics. Certain infections require immediate intervention, not just pills. You'll heal faster and be better off in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not related: Antibiotics do not "cure" abscessed teeth. The correct antibiotic may limit spread of the infection, but the tooth must be treated (restoration, root canal ; cap, or extraction and tooth replacement) for the abscess to be "cured." additionally, some antibiotics are not effective against the specific bacteria implicated in tooth infections. Please see your dentist for clarification. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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