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What is the best antibiotic for a pregnant woman that has a dental abscess?

What is the best antibiotic for a pregnant woman that has a dental abscess?

Penicillin, amoxicil: Penicillin or amoxicillin; unless allergic, then clindamycin. However, dosage is important also. It is best to consult your gynecologist 1st. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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What type of antibiotic is needed for a dental abscess? I don't have insurance. Which one is the cheapest that would work?

What type of antibiotic is needed for a dental abscess? I don't have insurance. Which one is the cheapest that would work?

Depends: Assuming that you are not allergic to the penicillin family, Amoxicillin or penicillin are appropriate. Depending on where you live, if those are prescribed to you, some grocery stores offer them for free (like giant). The next antibiotic on the list is clindamycin, which should be relatively inexpensive. Your dentist has to determine the need for antibiotic, therefore you should see one. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antibiotic to prescribe for a dental abscess?

Can you tell me about antibiotic to prescribe for a dental abscess?

Yes: An antibiotic will treat the symptoms of your tooth/gum infection, but not actually cure your problem. Please call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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I have a dental abscess, I took some anti-biotic but my abscess came twice I popped it but it popped inside not outside that's strange.

Dangerous: It's dangerous to just just take antibiotic for abscess as pills will not cure a dental infection, only limit it's spread for as long as you are on the meds. You need to see a General Dentist, Endodontist, or Oral Surgeon NOW before infection spreads. ...Read more

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When does dental abscess become an emergency? In severe cases is incision, drainage, removal best done immediately or after a course of oral abx?

When does dental abscess become an emergency? In severe cases is incision, drainage, removal best done immediately or after a course of oral abx?

Dangerous triangle : Dental abscess becomes very dangerous if it lies very close to brain .. Like upper area where premolars and molars are. I;d should be performed when the swelling is becoming ripe or soft to establish an exit for the pus ..This procedure should be followed with course if antibiotic .. Then the cause of the infection should be assessed and dealt with ...Read more

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What is the best method to drain a dental abscess?

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Scalpel by denitsr: The method of draining an abscess depends greatly on the location of the abscess. Some can not be reached to drain. Typically, an oral surgeon or a general dentist can drain near surface abscess with a scalpel and place a drain to ensure it drains completely. I would not attempt to do it yourself since there are anatomical considerations that make may make that dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swelling from dental abscess?

Treat the infection.: The only permanent treatment is usually root canal therapy or tooth removal. Temporarily antibiotics can help. ...Read more

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I have a severe swollen upper lip due to an dental abscess. What is the best remedy to get rid of it? I am taking antibiotics prescribed by my dentist-this is my 3rd day on them

I have a severe swollen upper lip due to an dental abscess. What is the best remedy to get rid of it? I am taking antibiotics prescribed by my dentist-this is my 3rd day on them

Options: Antibiotics help but getting the problem solved is the best way to get more rapid relief. You should by now start to notice the antibiotic working. If there is a large firm mass draining it will give by far the most relief, but sometimes the infection is spread through tissues and does not drain when incised. Your dentist should be able to determine this for you. Next option is to start root canal. ...Read more

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How do you treat a dental abscess?

See your dentist: A dental abscess can be related to decay and/or a periodontal problem/ recommendations for treatment will depend on what type of abscess you have. ...Read more

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Is a dental abscess really painful?

Is a dental abscess really painful?

Yes and no: An acute dental abscess could be very painful, while a chronic one ( perhaps with a draining fistula) might not be. For the most part a dental abscess is painful and as it is an infection, they are potentially life threatening. Seek treatment from a dentist to protect your health- your mouth and body are connected! ...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


Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more