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Can toothache hurt more with antibiotics as it heals?

Yes: A tooth can still hurt while bring on antibiotics for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, if the tooth is infected it needs to be treated or the infection cannot resolve on antibiotics alone. If you had a root canal started but not completed, the tooth may need to be opened to allow for drainage. Either way if the discomfort continues call you dentist and have them see you. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Completed antibiotics for toothache how long to fully recover?

Completed antibiotics for toothache how long to fully recover?

Need to see dentist: for definitive treatment. Antibiotics do not resolve the problem they just temporize the problem. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for antibiotics to start working for a toothache?

How long is it supposed to it take for antibiotics to start working for a toothache?

See a dentist: You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms. Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toothache. With abscess what antibiotic is the fastest for relief of pain?

I am experiencing  toothache. With abscess what antibiotic is the fastest for relief of pain?

Toothache: There is no one miracle antibiotic that works the fastest or the best in all cases. Pain relief is more generally attained from definitive treatment for a specific dental problem, not merely using an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can nursing mothers take for toothache?

Several choices: According to jada, amoxicillin, azithromycin, cephalexin, Clindamycin are common ones used in dentistry. You always should check with your OB to get clearance first. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a toothache to get even worse after taking antibiotics?

Is it possible for a toothache to get even worse after taking antibiotics?

Yes!: Either repeated taking antibiotics and failing to get treatment, creating more immune bacteria or prescribing an ineffective antibiotic or taking the medicine without immediate followup could all be reasons why a toothache might be worse with antibiotic therapy. Don't delay, see your dentist ASAP! ...Read more

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Was wondering if antibiotics helped my toothache, do I still need root canal?

Was wondering if antibiotics helped my toothache, do I still need root canal?

Likely: The antibiotics simply decreased the amount of infection not the cause. You still need the root canal treatment to clean out the dead and dying blood vessel and nerve tissue in the tooth chamber and canals , as well as eliminating as much of the infection as possible. See your Dentist or Endodontist as scheduled, otherwise you will be right back with the infection. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Will antibiotics prescribed by a dentist help with a toothache until you are able to get to a dentist?

Will antibiotics prescribed by a dentist help with a toothache until you are able to get to a dentist?

Should: It may take 48 hours for antibiotics to take hold. Plan to have definitive treatment done before antibiotic runs out. Take the entire course of antibiotic even if you start to feel better. ...Read more

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Hi.I have severe toothache,currently am pregnant third month.Will antibiotics effect the baby inside.pls suggest us.

Hi.I have severe toothache,currently am pregnant third month.Will antibiotics effect the baby inside.pls suggest us.

What to do: You need to have your dentist treat the CAUSE of the toothache. Merely taking antibiotics will not eliminate the problem. If your dentist with your Obstetrician's approval recommend an appropriate antibiotic, your baby should not be affected. Please stop posting these questions, stop worrying and instead consult with your dentist and physician for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for toothache to get worse worse after starting antibiotics? (I am taking all pain killers I can also)

Is it possible for toothache to get worse worse after starting antibiotics? (I am taking all pain killers I can also)

Definitely, yes: normally it is quite difficult for any antibiotic to get to the abscess in an abscessed tooth.The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The treatments are: root canal treatment, tooth extraction and/or in some cases, drainage surgery. The antibiotic is an adjunctive treatment only. See your dentist for an emergency visit. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have just finished antibiotics for a toothache and 2 days later it came back.I don't have access to dental right now, can I take more antibiotics ?

See a dentist: Antibiotics can suppress a dental abscess for a 7-10 day period but will not cure it. Continued use of antibiotic can suppress susceptible bacteria but allow restitant bacteria to flourish & make future treatment very difficult & less successful. The only cure for infected dental pulp is root canal therapy or extraction. If it is only deep decay or severe root sensitivity, antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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Antibiotics for toothache pain headache and earache?

Maybe: See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. You may have an infection. ...Read more

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Should you use antibiotic perscription cephalexin for toothaches?

Should you use antibiotic perscription cephalexin for toothaches?

Only if Prescribed: There are many abs which can help with the symptoms of a toothache. However, there are 2 important things to remember. 1) they never cure the toothache long-term. 2) you should never taken any prescription med without a current, up-to-date, specific prescription for the problem you are facing. If you have some Cephalexin laying around, don't take it. See a dentist & get a proper diagnosis first. ...Read more

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Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Are penicillin vk antibiotic tablets suitable for toothache?

Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you do have a dental infection will not fix the tooth. You still need to see a dentist for care, so the sooner you call the sooner you will feel better.. ...Read more

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Will an ER give me antibiotics and pain meds for severe toothache? I only have dental insurance in ny, but i'm in nj

Will an ER give me antibiotics and pain meds for severe toothache? I only have dental insurance in ny, but i'm in nj

Yes: That's the level of treatment for dental pain that is standard in a hospital er. If you have commercial dental insurance, it doesn't matter what state you are in. Any dentist can submit your insurance form. ...Read more

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What antibiotics can breastfeeding mom take for toothache?

What antibiotics can breastfeeding mom take for toothache?

See your doctor: Generally it is not recommended to take any medication while you are peragnent unless its absolutely necessary . You need to ask your obgyn. ...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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more