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Best Antibiotic For Tooth Abcess
Follow instructions: Please don't self medicate. Don 't take left-over pills you have in the back of our medicine cabinet. Ask dentist to prescribe the proper medication for your particular problem, follow the instructions on the label exactly, and take them until all gone even if you temporarily feel better. Note that antibiotics don't "cure" an infected tooth, just temporarily controls the infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends...: On the source of abscess.. If it is a periodontal (gum origin) abscess, (meaning that something like a pop corn kernel or nuts, or chips piece is stuck underyr gum line) , then after cleaning thoroughly and upon loss of local inflammation, it may go away.. But if ur abscess is a tooth/root abscess, then it might be due to root canal infection, or root fracture, and it will come back again! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm taking penicillin 500mg 4 times a day for a abscess tooth and I am in a lot of pain right now will the antibiotic help with this pain?
Abscess tooth pain: Hello. Penicillin "indirectly" is helping your pain as it's goal is to eradicate the infection in your tooth. By doing that, your dull throbbing pressure aching tooth pain should greatly reduce. In the meantime, if you have no kidney issues, try some over the counter ibuprofen. Stay below 2400mg/day. If no liver issues, can alternate (stagger) with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Stay below 3000mg/day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been on amoxicillin for 84 hrs. Had an antibiotic shot after 48 since no change. Still no change. What to do? It's for abscess tooth.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abcess tooth 3-4 wks. On 3rd diff antibiotic. Wbc was 20, 000 5 days ago at ER when i was put on new rx. Pain terrible. Dds appt not 4 2 wks. Advice?
Yes: Clindamycin is a good antibiotic for tooth abscess ab is the first choice for patients with an allergy to penicillin. Just beware if you develop any diarrhea or bloody stool to contact your doctor right away. It is also important to follow them instructions prescribed to you specifically and to complete your full course of the medication. Finally, antibiotics alone won't resolve the abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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