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Antibiotic For Gum Abscess
Antibiotics have not decreased gum abscess inflammation. Do not have any pain at this time. Can the periodontist lance the area? What is this like?
Type of antibiotic: The resolve of the gum abscess inflammation may indicate a need for different antibiotics. If the abscess is due to a tooth (endodontics), Clindamycin or the antibiotic that can penetrate into bone should be used. If the abscess is more of soft tissue or gum, then amoxicillin/metronidazole combination or alone should be used. Treatment must be carried out to eliminate the cause when using drugs. ...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
Have an abscess in my gum under a root tooth dc says is infection & has to remove my tooth gave antibiotic but says I should take it out better help?
Can a gum abscess easily become a tooth abscess? 7 days of antibiotic and swelling remains. No pain. I am scheduled for my next cleaning in 2 wks.
Possible: An abscess in the mouth can be related to a number of causes, including the gums as well as a tooth. A thorough clinical examination with the appropriate x-rays are indicated to determine what is causing your abscess and what additional treatment may be indicated to resolve your problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 month after root canal I have a gum abscess is sensitive, doc prescribe antibiotic but he wants to take the tooth out, are there more options?
Always have options: No 2 procedures are ever quite the same. And no 2 teeth are ever identical (in terms of treatment) even when its in your own mouth. Although post-op sensitivity is not uncommon even after a few weeks. A lingering abscess is not indicative of a successful procedure. Before removing the tooth, schedule an appointment with an endodontist to examine all your options. Its only too late when its gone! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had gum abscess. Caused swelling in cheek. Abscess is gone, cheek still a little puffy. What is the weird sensation I still feel in cheek?
Tooth/gum abscess my boyfriend had a tooth filled before i met him. I tooth was abscessed and recently he lost the tooth. He tells me that the gum itself abscesses near where the tooth was. He has to drain it a couple times a month. This worries me an
See your dentist: Tooth/gum abscess should be treated as early as you can since most of the destruction can be reverse in the case of early treatment. The cost of treatment is also less expensive. Moreover, the tooth can be saved most of the time and thus eliminating the cost of tooth replacement. Abscess may come and go but the tooth will go after a while. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
INFECTION: That is called a "buccal fistula". There is a small escape from an underlying bacterial infection. I suggest you see a doctor immediately in order to begin antibiotic regimen. An x-ray will hopefully clarify which tooth is the one causing the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Amoxicillin may be an effective way to heal a large gum abscess affecting 2 teeth. At 500 mgs., 3x's a day, for 14 days highly unusual?
See a dentist ASAP: The most common cause for toothache are inflammations and not infections. Antibiotics are rarely required and should only be used as an adjunct to dental treatment for infection since they may complicate further outcome. Take the NSAID OTC or Tylenol to control pain and see a dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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