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Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth with the appropriate dental procedure. ...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


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Might clindamycin be a strong enough antibiotic for a tooth abscess that has spread to my face and neck, and beyond?

Might clindamycin be a strong enough antibiotic for a tooth abscess that has spread to my face and neck, and beyond?

Maybe: If this is the case, we recommend you be seen asap for an evaluation. Depending on when you started the antibiotic, you may already be behind the ability of an oral antibiotic to be effective and may need IV medication. Additionally, it may be necessary to drain the abscess in order to remove infection and allow the antibiotic to be effective. Thanks. ...Read more

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If your taking an antibotic for a tooth abscess can it still spread to your neck and brain.

Possibly..: .. But unlikely. The antibiotics just treat the symptoms, your dentist treats the tooth that is causing the problem. The sooner the problem is addressed, the less the chance for complications. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: A tooth abcess can become a severe problem if left untreated. You may need root canal treatment or extraction. See a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a abcessed tooth been takin antibotic for three days I have got no relief and can't deal with the pain anymore.Help?

I have a abcessed tooth been takin antibotic for three days I have got no relief and can't deal with the pain anymore.Help?

Need more info: Are you being treated for that tooth by a dentist? General dentist or an endodontist? If so, let your dentist know immediately & he\she will know how best to remedy the problem. If you are taking antibiotics on your own, it will be a waste of time as merely taking antibiotics will not resolve the issue. Period! root canal therapy, proper drainage & adequate antibiotics are needed, or extraction? ...Read more

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Wat can I do if been takin pain pills and antibotic for abcessed tooth and it don't help been hurtin for five days?

See dentist: Was the tooth extraction listed under procedures done in response to an abscess? Or did you have a tooth extraction followed by development of an abscess? If the abscess has not actually been treated, that will be required to heal - as the antibiotic is a staying measure. It is still work day in texas time -zone so please give your dentist a call. ...Read more

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Went to ER for abcessed tooth they told me they couldn't help me. I have antibotic but not workin?

Went to ER for abcessed tooth they told me they couldn't help me. I have antibotic but not workin?

Please call your: Dentist now. It is still working hours in texas. Most dentists have plans to take care of emergency cases. Significant pain for an abscessed tooth should be taken care of urgently. ...Read more

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I have been on antibotic for four days and there is no relief on my abcessed tooth. My throat and ears hurt really badand I have headaches. I have no money for dentist. Whatshould i do?

Need to be seen ASAP: If you have been on antibiotics for 4 days for an abscessed tooth with pain and possible swelling of the throat or difficulty swallowing, you need to be treated by someone asap. An abscess involving the throat can be serious. Your choices for treatment could include a dental school if one is nearby, a dental office willing to treat you with some type of financial arrangement, or go to the er. ...Read more

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What if my tooth abscess bursts?

What if my tooth abscess bursts?

It's good but beware: The draining of a tooth abscess helps to reduce the infection. However, there is a chance that the infection can worsen following that. It truly is best to obtain professional care. A dentist can manage the infection and can help to treat the tooth to prevent re-infection. I realize many people are looking for home remedies. However, in this instance, an infection is best handled by a dentist. ...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