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On antibiotics for dental abcess but pain getting worse?

See DDS stop issue: Teeth don't self repair see your dds and take care of the issue. The antibiotics are a temporary hold! ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

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


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What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?

What is the best antibiotic for dental abcess if I have no response with amoxicilline (resistance) .And i need something safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy treatment: I'm sure we would all love to help resolve your issue as simply and quickly as possible. However, this is a question best answered after the dentist who is actually treating you confers with your obstetrician and together with your approval decide on the best course of treatment as well as which antibiotic to use. No internet advice, sorry. Congrats! ...Read more

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Might I use flucloxacillin for dental abcess?

Might I use flucloxacillin for dental abcess?

Spectrum: Dentists tend to use broad spectrum antibiotics. The one you list is not that type. I recommend you do not take any medication without the advice of a health provider. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between mumps and dental abcess in children and adults?

How to differentiate between mumps and dental abcess in children and adults?

Totally different: Mumps is a viral infection of the large salivary glands (parotid glands) in your cheeks and will cause swollen cheeks. A dental abscess is the result of an infection in a tooth and will result in swelling of the gum next to the tooth. Left untreated a dental abscess can eventually cause additional swelling in the cheek and/or neck. Your child should be seen by their pediatric dentist asap. ...Read more

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I have a dental abcess and it is draing daily so i push around it and help the puss come out is this normal been going on for a lil while now?

Options: You need to have this treated. Your dentist will evaluate the area, determine the cause and probably recommend either root canal therapy or extraction. Leaving it alone will usually result in progression of the problem and loss of the tooth. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics clear up a tooth abscess completely ?

Do antibiotics clear up a tooth abscess completely ?

NO: The source of the infection must be eliminated, that is the tooth must be treated by root canal therapy or extraction. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics usually prescribed for a tooth abscess?

Are antibiotics usually prescribed for a tooth 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 more

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I have cervical adenopathy due to a dental abcess im on clindmaycin 150mg 3 times a day can it spread somewhere else in my body?!

I have cervical adenopathy due to a dental abcess im on clindmaycin 150mg 3 times a day can it spread somewhere else in my body?!

Yes, but unlikely: A dental abscess is an infection. Your swollen lymph nodes are immune cells trying to fight and clean up that infection. Antibiotics will help kill the bacteria. Rarely, these bacteria can get in your bloodstream and move to other places in your body. If that happens you will have fevers, chills, and feel worse. Let your doctor know right away if you aren't getting better! i think you'll be fine. ...Read more

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Following up to my last question about dental abcess that i have.If my face?

Following up to my last question about dental abcess that i have.If my face?

Dental abscess: I'm not sure what you want answered with your follow-up question? Infections such as abscesses need: 1. Elimination of the cause 2. Proper antibiotic coverage 3. Monitoring to ensure that the infection is under control and eventually gone. The dentist who is actually treating you can do all three and give you the best answers to your questions. ...Read more

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How critical is it to take antibiotics for a tooth abscess ?

How critical is it to take antibiotics for a tooth abscess ?

Any infection: In my opinion, anyone with an infection, any place in the body should be given an appropriate course of antibiotics to both control the infection and prevent its spread. In addition to prescribing an antibiotic, the cause of the infection needs to be addressed with appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Achong
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

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


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