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I took antibiotics for tooth infection for 10 days. Stopped 2 days ago, now I have pain in other tooth spreading to face. Is this another infection?

I took antibiotics for tooth infection for 10 days. Stopped 2 days ago, now I have pain in other tooth spreading to face.  Is this another infection?

See DDS pronto: Antibiotics do not eliminate the cause of your infection. A dentist must perform definitive procedures -either extract the offending teeth, perform root canal treatment if the teeth can be saved or treat your gums if you have a periodontal (gum) infection. Good success to you. Medication is not the answer. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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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What is best antibiotic for tooth infection?

What is best antibiotic for tooth infection?

Usually penicillin: However, your dentist may prescribe something different depending upon your tooth's condition and your health. ...Read more

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Antibiotic for tooth infection after a tooth extraction that doesn't cause weight gain / water retention or bloating ?

Antibiotic for tooth infection after a tooth extraction that doesn't cause weight gain / water retention or  bloating ?

AB list for post-op: Dental surgery: amoxicillin, azithromycin, clindamycin, flagyl, erythromycin, pencillin like all medicines have side effects. Usually the benefits of the antibiotic medication are more important than any minor side effects. You also take them only up to 7 -10 days. Rec.: talk to the prescribing dentist if any concerns. ...Read more

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Does repeated use (4-5x year) of antibiotics (recurrent tooth infection for 5 years) damage one's health or weaken immune system? Clindamycin mostly.

Does repeated use (4-5x year) of antibiotics (recurrent tooth infection for 5 years) damage one's health or weaken immune system? Clindamycin mostly.

Definitive Care: You need definitive dental care. An infection that recurs every three months for the past five years is obviously not going away with just antibiotics. Please see a dentist. Overuse of antibiotics can result in resistant strains and super infections. ...Read more

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I have a fever highest 38.5 and headache for 2 days.I am on day 5 of antibiotics for tooth infection and white spots on throat but no pain swallowing?

I have a fever highest 38.5 and headache for 2 days.I am on day 5 of antibiotics for tooth infection and white spots on throat but no pain swallowing?

Dental infection: There are many forms of "dental infection". If you have a periapical abscess it may need drainage. If the headaches are severe, accompanied by other signs and symptoms you may need assessment of possible CNS infection. See your dentist and if they recommend it, see your doctor and have this properly evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does antibiotics suppress a tooth infection for?

How long does antibiotics suppress a tooth infection for?

? is too broad: Antibiotics may help control or prevent spread of infection but will not "cure" it. Definitive treatment needs to address and remedy the cause. The question is really too broad to give a more accurate answer. There are just too many variables that come into play in such situations. Antibiotics merely help your own body's defense mechanisms cope with the infection (as does your dentist's treatment). ...Read more

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Does the antibiotics take the tooth infection completely away?

Does the antibiotics take the tooth infection completely away?

Tooth infection: The combination of your dentist's treatment, your body's own defense mechanisms and antibiotics in combination can resolve an infection. ...Read more

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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