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Abscess Tooth Antibiotics Not Working
Depends...: On the source of abscess.. If it is a periodontal (gum origin) abscess, (meaning that something like a pop corn kernel or nuts, or chips piece is stuck underyr gum line) , then after cleaning thoroughly and upon loss of local inflammation, it may go away.. But if ur abscess is a tooth/root abscess, then it might be due to root canal infection, or root fracture, and it will come back again! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more
I'm taking penicillin 500mg 4 times a day for a abscess tooth and I am in a lot of pain right now will the antibiotic help with this pain?
Abscess tooth pain: Hello. Penicillin "indirectly" is helping your pain as it's goal is to eradicate the infection in your tooth. By doing that, your dull throbbing pressure aching tooth pain should greatly reduce. In the meantime, if you have no kidney issues, try some over the counter ibuprofen. Stay below 2400mg/day. If no liver issues, can alternate (stagger) with Tylenol. Stay below 3000mg/day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been on amoxicillin for 84 hrs. Had an antibiotic shot after 48 since no change. Still no change. What to do? It's for abscess tooth.
Might clindamycin be a strong enough antibiotic for a tooth abscess that has spread to my face and neck, and beyond?
Maybe: If this is the case, we recommend you be seen asap for an evaluation. Depending on when you started the antibiotic, you may already be behind the ability of an oral antibiotic to be effective and may need IV medication. Additionally, it may be necessary to drain the abscess in order to remove infection and allow the antibiotic to be effective. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an abscessed tooth. Painkillers and antibiotics are not working and i don't have money to go to a dentist till friday. What can I do at home to get some relief from the pain?
See your DDS: I don't believe that if you have pain a swelling that you can treat yourself. If you are having financial problems go to a hospital or dental school to see if they have a program to assist you. Please don't allow the infection to get worse as this can impact your general health. See a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin doesnt seem to be working after 3 days Cant get seen til wed. Will i be ok til then?
Get it seen soon: Having taken the same antibiotic before, the bacteria may have grown resistant to it. Additionally, not only will the pain of pus under pressure be unbearable, you run the risk of getting a blood infection, bone infection or most seriously, a Central Nervous System infection. Get it seen over the next few days if not, today. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is it okay to wait a month before fixing an abscess tooth? We have antibiotics & are overseas... Also, is it ok to smoke? Thank you
Tooth Abcess: Tooth abscess is a serious dental emergency. If you have no access to treatment by a dentist, it can get very serious for you. The right antibiotics can help a lot but are not a permanent solution. If your abscess is draining through your gum you may be in luck. Pressure by a growing abscess causes pain. If your face swells find a dentist locally or get back home to see your dentist asap! ...Read moreSee 2 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
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