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Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Not always 1st choic: Amoxicillin is not always the first choice for a tooth abscess. Simple pen v-k is very effective & if it is a recurring abscess, Clindamycin is next best. All depends on the severity of the problem & of course if you are allergic to certain antibiotics. I wouldn't take it as a matter of fact, see your dentist & decide. ...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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Can I cut amoxicillin and take only half dose? I have tooth abscess

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can I cut amoxicillin and take only half dose? I have tooth abscess

See a dentist: You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms. Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. See a dentist for more information, recommendation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that amoxicillin will work against tooth abscess?

Is it actually true that amoxicillin will work against tooth abscess?

Yes: The Amoxicillin will contain the infection and prevent it from worsening. However, see a dentist to effectively treat the tooth and the infection asap. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess amoxicillin how long for swelling to go down?

A few days: It take 2 days for a blood level. If it is not a chronic situation it should show signs of responding in a few days. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would amoxicillin get rid of tooth abscess?

Hi docs, would amoxicillin get rid of tooth abscess?

NO: You must treat the source of the infection. The antibiotics will only be a temporary solution. A tooth abscess is normally treated with a root canal or extraction and possibly in conjunction with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was put on amoxicillin for a tooth abscess. I broke out in hive; stopped taking the med, but still have the bumps. How long until my skin clears?

Call dentist: You should take benedryl and this will help, the hives clear up quickly. The time will depend on how serious your allergic reaction is. Call the dentist that is treating your tooth and let them know what happened. It is still important to treat your infection. ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess and i was on 7 days of amoxicillin.I saw a dds today as i still have the bump. He gave no prescription for a refill and said that no exam is needed. Iwill see him on 2/13 at the next cleaning. What should I do?

I had a tooth abscess and i was on 7 days of amoxicillin.I saw a dds today as i still have the bump. He gave no prescription for a refill and said that no exam is needed. Iwill see him on 2/13 at the next cleaning. What should I do?

Why no root canal?: Sounds like you need a root canal. The more time that goes by, the more likely your problem will get worse. How about calling the dentist and asking if you need a root canal? If so, how about sooner rather than later? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tooth abscess on my gums and I'm in bad pain what could I do to ease the pain. n my dentist put me on amoxicillin. any info will do!?

Abscess: Taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen usually helps if your health permits. I would check with your dentist since they have your health history and know what medications are appropriate for you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

Approx 48 hours: Most oral antibiotics will take no less than 48 hours or so to start having a positive effect. There is no hard fast rule though. Sometimes it can take longer or be ineffective all together. ...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