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Took amoxyclin for 6 days, still I have tooth infection. Started taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a day, will it help? Severe tooth pain

Took amoxyclin for 6 days, still I have tooth infection. Started taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a day, will it help? Severe tooth pain

Tooth Infection: Antibiotics alone will not solve your problem. What exactly is the problem? A non vital nerve? A periodontal abscess? Your dentist many have to drain the abscess to promote healing, or may have to begin root canal therapy to remove the dead nerve and toxins within the tooth. The longer you wait, the worse the pain will get. ...Read more

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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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4 infected teeth pulled on tues. Today i still have very sore and swollen lymph nodes on the same side of my neck. On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) still. Should i worry?

4 infected teeth pulled on tues. Today i still have very sore and swollen lymph nodes on the same side of my neck. On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) still. Should i worry?

Probably not: Healing takes time. My first question is are you getting better each day or worse? By today the swelling should be starting to go down. Remember you had an infection of four teeth, then you had and injury - the extractions. Finally, antibiotics are not a miracle drug and, most of all, they take days to work. Drink lots of fluids, stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Taken amox tr-k for an issue and it ended up giving me a tooth ache, do I stop taking it or continue to. The tooth is bad but had no tooth ache until ?

Taken amox tr-k for an issue and it ended up giving me a tooth ache, do I stop taking it or continue to. The tooth is bad but had no tooth ache until ?

Not related: Very unlikely that the Amoxicillin caused the toothache. You say the tooth was already bad, so probably just a coincidence. Continue the antibiotic and see your dentist. ...Read more

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When taking amoxicillin for a tooth ache,is it normal to have a major increase in pain for the first few days?

When taking amoxicillin for a tooth ache,is it normal to have a major increase in pain for the first few days?

Toothache: Antibiotics can "help" control pain, but will not heal the cause (infection) of the toothache. An increase in pain is an indication that the infection is getting worse.
See a dentist and have the teeth treated. ...Read more

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I'm going to india on feb 2. My doctor perscribed mefloquine for me to take. But I have a tooth ache. Another doctor perscribed amoxicillin be taken. Which one should I take?

I'm going to india on feb 2. My doctor perscribed mefloquine for me to take. But I have a tooth ache. Another doctor perscribed amoxicillin be taken. Which one should I take?

Don't wait!: Make sure you get a complete and thorough dental examination as soon as possible. Then make sure that you get whatever dental treatment is necessary to prevent a flare-up or dental emergency while you are away. If that happens, you will not be a happy camper trying to find a competent dentist to treat you. Don't rely on medications alone. When you get back, complete the rest of your treatment. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a tooth ache / tooth infection and I am trying to nurse it til I can make it to a dentist. I found some amoxicillin I had from before 500 mg. can I just take 1 or 2 pills per day 1 in morning and 1 at night till I can get to them in a few da

Hi.  I have a tooth ache / tooth infection and I am trying to nurse it til I can make it to a dentist.  I found some amoxicillin I had from before 500 mg.  can I just take 1 or 2 pills per day 1 in morning and 1 at night till I can get to them in a few da

Yes: It is never a good idea to diagnose and treat yourself. You should contact your dentist to be treated for the emergency. However, if that is not possible, and have pain and swelling, the antibiotics may help. If you have no allergies to penicillin, you should take three tablets daily or every eight hours for the infection. You could also contact your MD for some medication. ...Read more

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Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Antibiotic: What's the sensation? May be anxiety, may be allergic reaction to the Penicillin. Talk to the prescribing practitioner or go to ER. Note that antibiotics don't cure infected teeth, just limit the spread of infection until you can have root canal treatment or extraction accomplished. ...Read more

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Amox clav 875is it good for tooth infection?

Amox clav 875is it good for tooth infection?

Good, but ......: It will work, but the decision about which antibiotic is best is based on an exam, history, other factors. The antibiotic you suggest may be too much, or may be just right. The dosage is critical for resolution of the infection. See a dentist, and there are several good ones in Jackson, Tn. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take amox-clav liquid 400mg as an adult for a tooth infection?

Is it okay to take amox-clav liquid 400mg as an adult for a tooth infection?

Not the preferred: Although it would work, amox-clav (augmentin) is mostly for upper respiratory infections of sinuses and is more expensive than standard amoxicillin. Plain amoxicillin, penicillin, or Clindamycin would be better and can be in either tablet or liquid form, dosage titrated to your weight and taken every 6 or 8 hours on schedule for 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxcillin better for tooth infection?

Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket. ...Read more

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Is it best to wait until infection is gone before having the infected tooth extracted? Currently on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875-125, 2x daily x 14 days. Thanks!

Is it best to wait until infection is gone before having the infected tooth extracted? Currently on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875-125, 2x daily x 14 days. Thanks!

It is recommended: It is often recommend infected tooth extraction to treat tooth infection and severe pain. .Antibiotics may be prescribed before the extraction if the tooth is infected. Very common treatment modality. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been taking sulfamethoxazole for a bad tooth infection but it not doing job so I'm switching to Amox-clav 875-125. Do you think this ant?

Hello, I have been taking sulfamethoxazole for a bad tooth infection but it not doing job so I'm switching to Amox-clav 875-125. Do you think this ant?

Tooth infection: Tooth infections require definitive treatment by a dentist. Any antibiotic or combination of antibiotics will not resolve the issue. Who put you on the Sulfa drug? My guess is that you are self administering your medications which if true is useless. If under the care of a dentist- discuss with him/her. If not go to one! ...Read more

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I have infected tooth will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) i have help tell i can make it the dentist?

I have infected tooth will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) i have help tell i can make it the dentist?

Dental antibiotic: It is best to get a new prescription from your dentist. The antibiotic you have may not be the correct one for the type of infection you have. ...Read more

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Can I have IV augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if tablet based (3/day 500/150) doesn't work on tooth infection even after 7 days?

See a dentist ASAP: if you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the tooth infection always will come back. Dentist will treat a tooth infection by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. See your dentist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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I heard augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is combined of amoxicillin and some acid. Is it possible for someone amoxicillin works abit but not augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is good: It is commonly used for dental infection and abscesses. Clavulanic acid dissolves the outer membrane of the bacteria if the bacteria has developed some resistance to amoxicillin. Anyway, if you do have a tooth infection, you really need to see a dentist for a definitive treatment. ...Read more

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When will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reduce swelling from tooth abscess?

When will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reduce swelling from tooth abscess?

Tooth abscess: If you are self medicating, probably never (without also treating the cause of the infection). If it was prescribed by a dentist, you need to discuss what to expect from the prescribing dentist. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would not be my first choice of antibiotics for dental infections. If the swelling does not diminish within 2-3 days, you need to let your dentist know that immediately.If it worsens, even sooner. ...Read more

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Have had a tooth abscess for three months just swelled up recently. Its hard and doesn't hurt but uncomfortable. will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg take swell down?

Have had a tooth abscess for three months just swelled up recently. Its hard and doesn't hurt but uncomfortable. will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg take swell down?

Tooth Abscess: At some point in time that abscess will swell up and become more than uncomfortable. You need definitive dental care, not just antibiotics. Please call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesnt seem to be working after 3 days Cant get seen til wed. Will i be ok til then?

Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesnt seem to be working after 3 days Cant get seen til wed. Will i be ok  til then?

Get it seen soon: Having taken the same antibiotic before, the bacteria may have grown resistant to it. Additionally, not only will the pain of pus under pressure be unbearable, you run the risk of getting a blood infection, bone infection or most seriously, a Central Nervous System infection. Get it seen over the next few days if not, today. ...Read more

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How long before severe tooth abscess infection resolves with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

How long before severe tooth abscess infection resolves with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Depends on cause: Depends on too many factors including severity, cause, area, your general health and more factors. Some will never resolve.
You must see your dentist to definitively treat the cause of your infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to break fever for tooth infection?

How long does it take for Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to break fever for tooth infection?

Aprox. 2-3 days: Antibiotics are used as an adjunct with other dental treatment, which may include opening the root canal to drain the source of the abscess or tooth extraction. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Hello, tooth out last week. Pain in jaw+tooth site still. Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) a good a/b? Put on that for 7 days same didn't work for orginl rt canal. Help!

Hello, 
tooth out last week. Pain in jaw+tooth site still. Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) a good a/b? Put on that for 7 days same didn't work for orginl rt canal. Help!

"Reinforcements": Ouch! though it is possible to still have discomfort 7 days after an extraction, each day of continued pain may point to an infection that needs to be treated. If a previous abscessed tooth did not respond to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) you might need a different antibiotic or combination of antibiotics to treat what might be many different bacteria at work. Follow up with your surgeon; don't treat yourself. ...Read more

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I am on Amox clav 875mg and prednisone for sinus infection and/or tooth infection. when will I start to feel better? I'm on 3rd day.

2 calls: 1. Antibiotic will not cure infected tooth, only control spread of infection. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment, even if you start to feel better. If tooth infected symptoms will return after antibiotic finished.
2. Call Physician to report progress. Referral to ENT may be advisable.
Some things can't be fixed with just a pill. ...Read more

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What could be reason if augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesn't work on tooth infection? Have dentist appointment in couple of days, what to expect in appointment?

What could be reason if augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesn't work on tooth infection? Have dentist appointment  in couple of days, what to expect in appointment?

Resistant bacteria: Resistant bacteria is one possibility. The abscess may need to be drained to promote healing. Expect that the dentist will examine you, determine the cause of your problem, recommend appropriate care, explain your options, and potentially begin treatment. ...Read more

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Does Doxycycline work for tooth infection? Just for my knowledge. I know about amoxicillin/augmentin

Does Doxycycline work for tooth infection? Just for my knowledge. I know about amoxicillin/augmentin

OK topically: Not very effective when used systemically. Periodontal organisms are becoming more resistant to doxy. For tooth abscess in Pen allergic patients clindamycin is drug of choice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can a tooth abcess on your front teeth like under your nose spread quickly? Is it more dangerous? Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for it

Can a tooth abcess on your front teeth like under your nose spread quickly? Is it more dangerous? Taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for it

See a dentist ASAP: A tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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M30, after wisdom tooth extraction, dentist advised to have augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 2g/d for 6 days. Could i stop this med after 4th day, because have dioreehera.

M30, after wisdom tooth extraction, dentist advised to have augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)  2g/d for 6 days. Could i stop this med after 4th day, because have dioreehera.

ABX: I am assuming that you had an infection or good chance of incurring an infection if you were prescribed an abx, so taking it must have a purpose. You shold typically finish a course of abx to get the maximum result. Unfortunately any med can come with possible side affects. If this one is of concern to you, contact your oral surgeon to discuss options of stopping or modifying your regimen. ...Read more

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Took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 7 days then clindamycim for 7 days based on oral surgeon recommendation, still have tooth infection, what's next? See doc soon. Tks

Dentistry obviously: either of the antibiotics would be expected to work on mouth infection BUT.. they cannot get all the way into infected tissue and surgical intervention would be required. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Augmentin (Definition)

Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more