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Antibiotics Used For 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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