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Dental Abscess Antibiotics Not Working
What type of antibiotic is needed for a dental abscess? I don't have insurance. Which one is the cheapest that would work?
Depends: Assuming that you are not allergic to the penicillin family, Amoxicillin or penicillin are appropriate. Depending on where you live, if those are prescribed to you, some grocery stores offer them for free (like giant). The next antibiotic on the list is clindamycin, which should be relatively inexpensive. Your dentist has to determine the need for antibiotic, therefore you should see one. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have a dental abscess, I took some anti-biotic but my abscess came twice I popped it but it popped inside not outside that's strange.
Dangerous: It's dangerous to just just take antibiotic for abscess as pills will not cure a dental infection, only limit it's spread for as long as you are on the meds. You need to see a General Dentist, Endodontist, or Oral Surgeon NOW before infection spreads. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
???: Effective alternatives? Probably none. The proper and effective treatment is to treat the tooth and take antibiotics. Treating the tooth may involve a root canal or removal of the tooth. Antibiotics is necessary to eradicate the infection. I am unsure of the reason for not taking antibiotics. Some antibiotics do make you ill but your doctor can recommend a different one. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm wondering how long does it take for an dental abscess to completely clear up with 500mg antibiotics ?
Dental abscess: There is no set time and it won't clear up permanently anyway unless the issue that caused it in the first place is addressed. If you are referring to how long it takes for the pain or swelling to subside? That also varies depending upon the individual circumstances. If you are treating yourself, bad idea! if you are under the care of a dentist, he\she can best answer your questions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 week: An antibiotic therapy for dental abscess is indicated only when drainage cannot be achieved or the patient shows signs of systemic involvement. Penicillin is the most useful antibiotic for dental infection and prescribed for 7-10 days.. Remember, the only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that there are alternatives to antibiotics for a dental abscess when someone is allergic to all antibiotics? What are they?
See a dentist: to drain the dental abscess. 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 your dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Dental abscess is also known as Tooth abscess. 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
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