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Antibiotic For Gum Abscess
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
Yes: Clindamycin is a good antibiotic for tooth abscess ab is the first choice for patients with an allergy to penicillin. Just beware if you develop any diarrhea or bloody stool to contact your doctor right away. It is also important to follow them instructions prescribed to you specifically and to complete your full course of the medication. Finally, antibiotics alone won't resolve the abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist ASAP: The tetracycline, doxycycline or any other treatment is a temporary relief. A gum infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth related absces: The answer is no. The underlying cause of a "gum abscess" is "dead" tissue which like a "dead" appendix, must be removed. In some abscesses of a single tooth, the "dead" tissue is inside the tooth and a "root canal" removes then may "cure" it. But "gum abscesses" can be a sign of other far more serious underlying causes like jaw cysts or tumors, which can be destructive. See your oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not "good," may work: Tooth abscess antibiotic protocol for adults: pain/infection localized at tooth + use penicillin - allergic to penicillin, use clindamycin pain/infection has spread (pain around ear or below jaw line, or face has swelled) + use clindamycin + or, use a amoxicillin/metronidazole combo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more
Yes: Not the drug of choice but it is a very strong cephalosporin. It's best to match the strength and type of the antibiotic to the severity of the abcess. It will do until you can get to a dentist to evaluate the situation and prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. It is very strong and usually used when other will not. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can't advise: Can't advise you to medicate yourself. The tooth needs to be treated by a dentist anyway, and the antibiotics won't fix the problem, just mask the symptoms. Call a local dentist who will prescribe what is best for your situation. The abscess will only get worse without care. ...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
Not always 1st choic: Amoxicillin is not always the first choice for a tooth abscess. Simple pen v-k is very effective & if it is a recurring abscess, Clindamycin is next best. All depends on the severity of the problem & of course if you are allergic to certain antibiotics. I wouldn't take it as a matter of fact, see your dentist & decide. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Dental specialist says an antibiotic for a gum abscess is not needed since infection is not systemic. I'm not sure I agree. Your opinion?
Me, too: I'm not sure I agree, either... why wait until the infection is systemic? At that point you may need hospitalization; a needless waste of time, money, and resources that could have been prevented for a few dollars. Most dental infections are localized, and antibiotics are almost always prescribed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Call your dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call a dentist: The only way to cure a periodontal (gum) abscess is with dental treatment. The first step of treatment is to drain all pus that has accumulated in the abscess. The deep cleaning will be required for the gum pocket and cause of the infection should be removed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Structure: A cyst can have numerous causes (infection being just one) and is like a balloon--it has a fibrous tissue capsule that surrounds its contents, which can be fluid or other substances. An abcess is the result of an infection, and is a collection of pus (typically) that fills normal tissue spaces but has no lining of its own. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes and No: L.A.N.A.P. Is a patented protocol (think of a recipe) which is done only on the full mouth in a very systematic way every time. Lpt (laser periodontal therapy) is what you call it when the same laser is used on a single area or section. It is not "off-label, " it's different terminology for clarity. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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