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Can Bactrim Help Fight Tooth Infection
Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a tooth infection will bactrim ds help? I have an appt. Next week on tuesday i tried over-the-counter stuff then i found the bactrim will it help?
I have bactrim ds 800-160 how many should I take for a tooth infection. I know this is not usually taken 4 this type of infectionbut its all i have.
Not a normal med: Bactrim can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection. There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bactrim antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more
Still need treatment: You still need to see a dentist asap as untreated infections can lead to serious complications including death. See a dentist, find out your options, and try to work out a payment arrangement. See if the doctor accepts carecredit which is a third party payment plan. Also consider a local dental school or reduced fee local clinic. Not getting treatment will only result in grief and more expense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Infection won't heal: There are some missing details here. Did you see a dentist already and thats how you found out it was your wisdom tooth. Or are you self medicating thinking that what you are doing should make it better. Antibiotics will only stall the infection until definitive treatment is rendered. So it seems like you need to see a dentist and get a game plan to get rid of the infection. Nothing otc will do it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Needing expert help. I have root canal done 50hour ago. Can i smoke or it will lead to an tooth infection?
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