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Doctor insights on: Clindamycin Tooth Abscess

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Can clindamycin be making my tooth abscess throb?

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.

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Clindamycin (Definition)

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


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Tooth abscess since monday or tuesday starting clindamycin in the morning which is saturday I should be ok right?

Tooth abscess since monday or tuesday starting clindamycin in the morning which is saturday I should be ok right?

Initially: Then the dentist needs to determine and treat the cause of your abscess, which is either a gumline problem (requiring a thorough deep cleaning or tooth removal) or a tooth nerve going bad (requiring root canal treatment or tooth removal).

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Tooth abscess erythromycin or clindamycin?

Tooth abscess erythromycin or clindamycin?

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.

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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?

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?

Whenever you want: Alcohol won't interfere with clindamycin or your abscess. You didn't need to avoid alcohol (in moderation) during treatment. Of course heavy drinking can interfere with the immune system's response to infections and should be avoided.

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Might clindamycin be a strong enough antibiotic for a tooth abscess that has spread to my face and neck, and beyond?

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.

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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.?

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.

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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.

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.

Dental Abscess: The abscess my need to be drained, either through the gingiva or the tooth. Have you consulted with a dentist or oral surgeon? Antibiotics alone may not be enough to control the infection, and certainly won't fix that rotten tooth.

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What is done for tooth abscess pain?

What is done for tooth abscess pain?

Root Canal: Or extraction are usually the two means of treating an abcess from the tooth. It the abcess is from the gums, than an ind is the treatment of choice with curattage.

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Is it possible to die from a tooth abscess?

Yes: Any infection can spread through the blood stream and be life threatening, especially in this age of antibiotic resistance. Don't play russian roulette, got it treated.

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Should I be concerned about a tooth abscess?

Should I be concerned about a tooth abscess?

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.

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How could I drain a tooth abscess?

How could I drain a tooth abscess?

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...

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Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Tooth abscess or mastoiditis symptooms?

Different symptoms: See your dentist if you think you have an abscess in your mouth or you have dental pain. Mastoiditis needs immediate care by an md.

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Please tell me, could a tooth abscess be lanced?

Please tell me, could a tooth abscess be lanced?

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.

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Spots in vision from tooth abscess?

Not typical: An abcessed tooth will not typically effect your vision. There is something else going on here. Did you have trauma? Was this spontaneous? See an opthomologist for an evaluation asap.

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Can a bad tooth abscess cause dizziness?

Yes: Yes. Remember an abscess is an infection and must be treated with antibiotics and some sort of dental treatment.

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Why would a deciduous baby tooth abscess?

Why would a deciduous baby tooth abscess?

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.

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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.

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What is the best treatment for a tooth abscess?

See a dentist: A tooth abcess can become a severe problem if left untreated. You may need root canal treatment or extraction. See a dentist.

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How long can a tooth abscess go without treatment?

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.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more