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Are antibiotic injections used to treat a tooth infections?

Are antibiotic injections used to treat a tooth infections?

If serious, yes!: A serious and acute dental infection, especially one threatening to block a person's ability to breathe may very well require a dose of IV antibiotics to get the infection under control until the offending tooth (teeth) can be treated. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Are antibiotic injections often used to treat a tooth infection?

Are antibiotic injections often used to treat a tooth infection?

No: Most tooth infections can be cured with oral antibiotics. When they can't, they may need surgery. ...Read more

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Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Augmetin is perfect: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is my preferred antibiotic. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a synthetic penicillin and the better choice. Clindamycin is also an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Have a tooth infection in a molar, saw a dentist, he prescribed pain killers and amoxicillin. It's been 12 hours since I started the anti biotics, sti?

Have a tooth infection in a molar, saw a dentist, he prescribed pain killers and amoxicillin. It's been 12 hours since I started the anti biotics, sti?

Needs more time: It will take a few days for this to improve; no antibiotic works in only 12 hours. No STI causes tooth infections or pain. If you have other symptoms like penile discharge, painful urination, or genital sores or bumps, or if at risk for STI, get checked. But not because of the dental problem. Check back with the dentist if the tooth problem continues. ...Read more

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Will biaxin (clarithromycin) treat tooth infection?

Will biaxin (clarithromycin) treat tooth infection?

Concur: I concur w the other drs. That have answered this question that penicillin is the antibiotic of choice to control dental infection. Notice I said control, not cure. To cure the infection you must physically remove the infected tooth material (root canal or extraction). An antibiotic will help control the severity of the infection until the infected tissue can be removed. Please see dentist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use cefuroxime to treat a tooth infection?

Is it okay to use cefuroxime to treat a tooth infection?

Not a common use: Uses of this medication include treatment of tonsillitis, strep throat, ear infections, skin infections, and bronchitis, to name a few. This prescription medication works by preventing the bacteria from forming cell walls. Not all bacteria will respond to this medicine. Most times other more broad spectrum antibiotics like penicillin are used. ...Read more

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How can I treat a tooth infection?

How can I treat a tooth infection?

Go to Dentist: If your tooth is infected, then you risk have severe pain and infection traveling to other parts of the body. There is no real home treatment for tooth infections and usually you will need to visit the dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die if I don't get a tooth infection treated?

Fatal Infection?: I think you probably won't but you certainly could. Why not get it treated and not take any chances? Be smart, it's your health and your life. You have to get it done! ...Read more

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Help! Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen?

Why wait?: The sooner you take care of your problem the less chance you will have complications. Please call for an appointment sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen if it was longer?

Infections: Infections are best treated as soon as possible. The longer one waits, the more difficult to get under control, the more the local destruction to tissues, the greater the chance of it spreading to other parts of the body, and the greater the chance of serious complications. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic can I get to treat tooth infection over the counter?

What kind of antibiotic can I get to treat tooth infection over the counter?

Script: You need a prescription for an antibiotic. FYI, antibiotics do not correct dental problems. Please call a dentist. ...Read more

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Irritated about tooth infection that has not gone away with treatment. What are the best ways to treat this?

Hard to say...: Is this infection due to a periodontal problem or a non-vital tooth that required root canal therapy? What treatment was performed? Without the answers to these questions one cannot give you any meaningful advice other than to get a second opinion from another local dentist who can examine you and ask you these questions. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache? I what can I do to treat tooth infection until I get to dentist?

What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache? I what can I do to treat tooth infection until I get to dentist?

Unfortunately: There is not too much other than a shot or two of whiskey. (just kidding). Get to a dentist asap... If the infection gets bad enough it could be life threatening... ...Read more

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Can someone die if they don't get tooth infections treated? Had severe decay an pain for years and can't afford dentist, what do I do?

Can someone die if they don't get tooth infections treated? Had severe decay an pain for years and can't afford dentist, what do I do?

YES......: Please see the attatched article http://www. Washingtonpost. Com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/02/ar2007030201618.Html
most cities have a dental clinic that you can go to, or even a dental school that offers services at a lower cost. You should look into this. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more

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Had a tooth infection which was treated Dec 14th but before being treated my chin and left side is all numb - I am on penicillin will this go away.

Had a tooth infection which was treated Dec 14th but before being treated my chin and left side is all numb - I am on penicillin will this go away.

99% of the time yes: If the tooth has been treated by extraction or root canal and the abcess resolves, the pressure on the mandibular nerve dissipates and normal feeling returns. If penicillin only has been relied upon for treatment, the abcess and pressure on the nerve can persist or return (the tooth must be removed or root canal done for healing though). ...Read more

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Can soma be used to treat wisdom tooth infection pain? I can't take nsaids, and Tylenol and tramodol make throw up.

Can soma be used to treat wisdom tooth infection pain? I can't take nsaids, and Tylenol and tramodol make throw up.

Soma: Before you take a medication for off-label treatment see a wisdom tooth expert. Make an appointment with an Oral Surgeon. Taking a muscle relaxant will not resolve your problem if the cause is, for example, infection. ...Read more

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Feeling drunk (without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Feeling drunk (without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Infection: If treatment was full course of antibiotics, infection can return after you stop taking Meds. To "cure" an infected tooth requires root canal or extraction. Would suggest you see an Oral Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Worried about Prednisone immune response. Currently have a possible tooth infection. Taking Amoxicillin & 40mg. Pred/day. Should I get tooth treated?

Worried about Prednisone immune response. Currently have a possible tooth infection. Taking Amoxicillin & 40mg. Pred/day. Should I get tooth treated?

Yes: If you have a dental abcess, antibiotic and prednisone are not long-term solution. Although a short course of prednisone would not impact your immune system, your dental problem needs be taken care of before it becomes a major problem. ...Read more

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I have tinnitus, had tooth infection for long just treated yesterday so It is still a bit swelled/sore and TMJ being treated tomorrow. Should I still check ENT for tinnitus?

I have tinnitus, had tooth infection for long just treated yesterday so It is still a bit swelled/sore and TMJ being treated tomorrow. Should I still check ENT for tinnitus?

Ringing in the ears: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes (e.g. TMJ). Rec.: see ENT or orofacial pain specialist to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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Can cefuroxime 250 mg be used for tooth infection?

Can cefuroxime 250 mg be used for tooth infection?

Not first choice: Cefuroxime is an antibiotic, but not the first choice for oral infections because it is more effective against bacteria that aren't found in abundance in the mouth. It may help a bit until you see a dentist for an evaluation and given a proper antibiotic for your infection. Penicillin or Amoxicillin are usually prescribed and if you are allergic then Clindamycin would be an alternative. ...Read more

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Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL used for tooth infections?

Is biaxin (clarithromycin) XL used for tooth infections?

If Rx by Ur dentist: I would follow the instructions from ur dentist or oral surgeon, don't self medicate. ...Read more

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Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Yes it can: However, the most commonly used antibiotic are amoxicillin, cephalexin or clindamycin. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can tooth infections spread?

Can tooth infections spread?

Yes: Tooth infections can spread very easily and rapidly. See a dentist and get treated asap. The infection can spread underneath the tongue, to the back of the throat and sometimes up your face and around the eye depending on the location of the infection. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs that a tooth infection has spread?

What are the warning signs that a tooth infection has spread?

Usually swelling: Whenever a tooth has an infection, you need to see a dentist to treat the cause of the problem.

Antibiotics may treat the symptoms but not the cause. ...Read more

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Could a tooth infection/abscess pain come and go?

Could a tooth infection/abscess pain come and go?

See a dentist ASAP: A toothache that is caused by tooth decay may come and go; but don't be fooled and see a dentist. The longer you wait the deeper the cavity will progress and treatment becomes more costly and possibly more radical. As soon as you develop a toothache, see your dentist immediately. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use penicillin for tooth infections?

Is it okay to use penicillin for tooth infections?

Maybe: See a dentist first. They should determine the cause of the infection before any medications are prescribed. Penicillin is used for some infections but taking it before seeing a dentist may make it more difficult for the dentist to determine the source. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of prolongued tooth infection?

What are the negative effects of prolongued tooth infection?

Infection: Delay of treatment will cause pain, swelling, fever, and loss of tooth. Untreated tooth infection can also be life threatening. ...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