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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I just got off an antibiotic for a tooth infection from a root canal that didn't take. Could i possibly have the infection again!?

I just got off an antibiotic for a tooth infection from a root canal that didn't take. Could i possibly have the infection again!?

See dentist: Yes, you can because the first antibiotic didn't kill the bacteria at the tip of the root. You might need a different antibiotic to kill the remaining bacteria.I'm not sure what you mean by the root canal not taking. If you still have pain, return to the dentist to have it checked. ...Read more

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I am not alergic to any antibiotcs can I take ciprofloxacin for a tooth infection i had about $5000 worth of work on my upper teeth i had two on the right that were missing and one on the left. I had perminent pars, but no root canals. It hurts when i pu

I am not alergic to any antibiotcs can I take ciprofloxacin for a tooth infection i had about $5000 worth of work on my upper teeth  i had two on the right that were missing and one on the left. I had perminent pars, but no root canals. It hurts when i pu

What treatment did: You have? Why do you want to take cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Have you notified your provider? Do you mean permanent partials? Your question is difficult to interpret. I'm sorry at this point I have more questions then answers. Happy to help if i had more information. If you are in pain it would be ideal to call the treating dentist and have them help you immediately ...Read more

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What are signs of infection after a root canal?

Pain, swelling: Common signs of infection after a root canal could be pain on biting, swelling on the area. If the root canal was recently completed, it may still be healing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that post-root canal infection will not recur when antibiotics have cleared it up?

No: If the antibiotic was caused by a flare-up post root canal, then it should be fine. However, if the infection was caused by bacteria that may still be in the tooth, or a missed canal, the infection can come back. If the tooth is not restored properly with a permanent filling, the infection can come back. If there is a cavity still present, the infection can come back. ...Read more

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Is clindamycin 300mg Q12 hours often enough for an infection after a root canal or should it be taken Q8h or Q6?

Consult with dentist: The Usual Adult Dose for Bacterial Infection is Oral: A serious infection: 150 to 300 mg orally every 6 hours A more severe infection: 300 to 450 mg orally every 6 hours. However, I highly suggest you consult with your dentist about the dose you should be taking. ...Read more

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Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better.  I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)

Root canal: If you are still having swelling after a root canal it means the infection has not healed yet. Go back to your dentist for follow up. Running will not speed up the healing process butkeeponyour routine for good health. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more