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Clindamycin Tooth Abscess
Antibiotics take tim: Antibiotics taken for an absccessed tooth take time to begin to have a positive effect. In some cases, the infection can be resistant. To answer your question, the throbbing is not likely caused by the clindamycin, but by the abscess. Additionally, the medicine will never solve your tooth problem, and even if it feels better it will return unless a root canal or extraction is completed. ...Read more
Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...Read more
Tooth abscess since monday or tuesday starting clindamycin in the morning which is saturday I should be ok right?
Can't advise: Can't advise you to medicate yourself. The tooth needs to be treated by a dentist anyway, and the antibiotics won't fix the problem, just mask the symptoms. Call a local dentist who will prescribe what is best for your situation. The abscess will only get worse without care. ...Read more
Taking Clindamycin 300 MG - 7 days after starting with IV for tooth abscess which has been pulled. Tomorrow is my last pill, when is it safe to drink?
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 more
I was on 10 day regimen of penicillin for a tooth abscess. The dentist filled my tooth then pain seriously worsened. Now im taking clindamycin and starting fourth day. Still in severe pain.?
Abcess: If you had an abcessed tooth, then a filling is not the right treatment. The abcessed tooth would require a root canal treatment. If you had a root canal treatment, then possibly the new antibiotic needs to work. Sometimes adding a steroid can help. You may consult with an emdodontist, or root canal specialist, for a second opinion. Also make sure another tooth nearby isn't the culprit. ...Read more
I hav a tooth abscess & dentist prescribed 300mg clindamycin 2 days ago now feeling nauseous & hav been sick & I'm larthargic & tired is it abscess?
After IV antibiotics yesterday, tooth abscess swelling gotten worse. Should I go back to the ER? I'm taking cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) hcl 300mg 3x daily for 7 days.
I was already treated for dental abscess by extraction. And prescribed Clindamycin. There is yellow stuff at the site and my lymph node in jaw is still swollen. 2 days since extraction. Everything okay?
Surgery: You had surgery and antibiotic coverage to treat a severe infection. Will take time to heal. It would be appropriate to bring your concerns to your treating General Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon. That is the person responsible for your post-surgical care. Please call him/her now. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The infection may spread to your jaw, face, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
I would not...: Please seek the attention of a dentist. If handled improperly an abscess can lead to more serious infections spreading to other parts of the body including the heart. This truly is not something to manage on your own. I realize people want to save money and time, but an abscess is nothing to mess with on your own, honestly and humbly... ...Read more
Won't cure abscess: Sometimes lancing gum boil (incision ; drainage) combined with antibiotics will help control spread of infection. To eliminate the infection, however, the tooth requires definitive treatment, either root canal/cap or extraction/implant/cap. Can't "cure" an abscess with a lance. Please see your dentist before infection spreads further. ...Read more
Decay: A deciduous tooth, like a secondary or permanent tooth can have an abscess if bacteria get into the pulp tissue. Bacteria decay the tooth, and if untreated, it can abscess. A deciduous tooth can be saved by having a root canal treatment, if a second tooth is not coming. Ask your dentist for a referral to an endodontist if they don't do root canal treatment on a primary tooth. ...Read more
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
It varies: Unfortunately, there is no set answer on this. Everyone responds differently to the infection process. It is strongly advised to have this type of problem attended to as soon as you possibly can to prevent the infection from spreading and causing some serious illness. ...Read more
Temporarily: Clindamycin, while a great antibiotic will only help to reduce the consequence of the underlying problem. If the gum is swollen around the tooth I would recopmmend that you see a periodontist. If the gum is not swollen and you are in a significant amount of discomfort I would recommend that you see an endodontist. These dentists would resolve the source of the infection to prevent return. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity, wisdom teeth or advanced gum disease or tooth abscess. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment. ...Read more
See any dentist: To drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. The antibiotics (Penicillin is the most common) will give you only a temporary relief. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more
One with a license: See your general dentist who usually provides care for you. If he or she feels you need to see a specialist, you can be referred to the appropriate specialist for definitive treatment. ...Read more
See a dentist: Or a dental surgeon. Like all abscesses, tooth abscesses are pockets of pus that require drainage. That means that the dentist will need to drill through the decayed enamel into the infected dentin and pulp of the teeth to release the infection. Doing this may save the tooth but will prevent a bone infection of the jaw or a bacterial blood infection. ...Read more
Yes: You are referring to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). It is an accepted combination antibiotic. It is not without risk, as it tends to lead to feminine yeast infections, or possibly GI disruptions as well. Your tooth abscess will not completely resolve without dental treatment of either root canal therapy or tooth extraction though. Plan on temporary relief if only antibiotics are used. ...Read more
Yes: A gum abscess, if left untreated, may destroy the supporting bone loss and eventually involved the bone around the apex, then the bacteria would have access to the nerve via the apex and cause tooth abscess (endodontal abscess). This is called perio-endo lesion. A tooth abscess, if left untreated, cause pulpal necrosis, cystic formation, drainage to the gum tissue causing gum abcess (endo-perio). ...Read more
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
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