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Antibiotic For Root Canal Infection
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crown put on 7day ago. Such pain dentist gave me antibiotic today -he's guessing infection. X ray shows all good. Will I need a root canal or this fix?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a root canal and my temporary filling is crumbling. OTC temp filling didn't stick. Am I in danger of infection?
Had infection previous to root canal, and things are getting a lot better. I have a bit of swelling, would exercise help recover? (running)
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