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Does amoxicillin make a toothache better?

Does amoxicillin make a toothache better?

Amoxicillin: If the tooth is infected, and the bacteria is susceptable to amoxicillin, the the tooth will feelt better temporarily if the proper dosage of Amoxicillin is taken. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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I was to take 1 Amoxicillin 500MG 4 my toothache every 6hrs, misread & took 1cap every 1hr, already took 4 within 4hrs, what should I do?

Nothing immediately: Amoxicillin is a fairly safe medicine. I do not think it can cause you any harm. It can occasionally cause diarrhea but that is self limiting, if at all. So be careful from here on and resume taking medicine tomorrow, unless your tooth problem is resolved ...Read more

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Is it ok to take amoxicillin after the expiry date? It's for a toothache. On the bottle it says 2011 just wondering if it is ok to use?

Is it ok to take amoxicillin after the expiry date? It's for a toothache. On the bottle it says 2011 just wondering if it is ok to use?

See dentist/MD: It is likely that a medication can still have potency beyond its expiration date depending on how it has been stored and the particular medication, but caution: it is unwise to self diagnose and medicate even if within it's expiry date. Let a dentist or md evaluate and guide you as to the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more

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My toothache infection has returned, can I start taking amoxicillin again?

My toothache infection has returned, can I start taking amoxicillin again?

Yes: But this does not solve the problem of what is causing the infection. See your dentist and get proper treatment to solve the problem. ...Read more

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I have taken Synflex 550 mg at 11am and 3 pm, but still my toothache is just erupting due to some cavity problem...? Can I take amoxicillin as well...

I have taken Synflex 550 mg at 11am and 3 pm, but still my toothache is just erupting due to some cavity problem...? Can I take amoxicillin as well...

Wrong approach: Toothache probably due to infection (a cavity is an infection) devolving into an abscess, a virulent infection. A pain killer, especially one advertised for arthritic pain relief, not sanctioned by the FDA, will only block pain, not cure infection. You need a Dentist immediately if not sooner. Time is not your friend, call now. ...Read more

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I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection?

I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection?

See a dentist soon: Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. OTC painkillers and antibiotics may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read more

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I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection... how long do it takes to start working?

I have an toothache can I take amoxicillin for 7 days to kill the infection... how long do it takes to start working?

Self Medication: Please do not self medicate yourself. The antibiotics will not solve your problem, which is a rotten tooth. There is absolutely no substitute for proper dental care. Even if the swelling goes down with the meds, it will come back quickly and in the end you will not only suffer more, but you will still need to see a dentist. Please call for an appointment. Pills do not fix teeth or gums. ...Read more

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Hi I've had a toothache since Tuesday my face started to swell yesterday and today it is worse. I've bn taking amoxicillin and flagyl.

Hi I've had a toothache since Tuesday my face started to swell yesterday and today it is worse. I've bn taking amoxicillin and flagyl.

See DDS ASAP: A tooth abscess 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. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a toothache, can I take amoxicillin 500? I am pregnant almost 38 weeks. It is safe to take it. Thank u

Under supervision: Only if prescribed by your OB- if this old medication, please consult a dentist. ...Read more

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If amoxicillin 500mg helped my toothache to almost non existent do I still need a root canal? If so would laser dentistry be the best option

If amoxicillin 500mg helped my toothache to almost non existent do I still need a root canal? If so would laser dentistry be the best option

Still need RCT: Antibiotics are only a short term solution. They will temporarily reduce the infection, but unless the source of the infection (the nerve of the tooth) is treated with a root canal procedure the infection will not go away. Some endodontists use lasers, some do not. Both ways work fine. However the longer you wait to treat the tooth the smaller the odds of success. So don't wait. ...Read more

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I have a toothache It's the second tooth before the wisdom tooth and it started hurting this morning and I have 14 amoxicillin can I use those 2 stop?

No: Antibiotics do not stop the process involved in dental pain from coming back. If you take antibiotics, you only delay the problem or slow it down if it's related to the gums and bone. Dental decay inside a tooth is not affected at all by antibiotics. See your dentists ASAP for treatment of the cause. ...Read more

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I was prescribed clindamycin for my toothache but it's not working I went to a dentist today they prescribed me amoxicillin if I took the clindamycin at 4 pm can I switch to amoxicillin?

Antibiotics: Yes it's OK to switch but best to speak to dentist who is treating you. Understand that antibiotics alone will not resolve problem and therefore no antibiotic and any dose may alone get you out of pain. Cause of dental problem needs to also be addressed/treated! ...Read more

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If I'm put on amoxicillin due to tooth infection, could it get rid of your infection and toothache?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, and therefore reduce your pain for a short time. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth. ...Read more

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Can I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) while on klonopin I have a toothache an I have panic disorders can the 2 mix

Sure: Those two meds are unlikely to interact. Double check with the pharmacist. They usually cross check everything before dispensing. ...Read more

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I have swollen face and gums and severe toothache I am taking amoxicillin for the abcess can I take 100mg of cataflam (diclofenac) for the pain?

I have swollen face and gums and severe toothache I am taking amoxicillin for the abcess can I take 100mg of cataflam (diclofenac) for the pain?

Cataflam (diclofenac) is fine: However, cataflam (diclofenac) is not the final solution for toothache, only a temporary pain and inflammation relief. You should pay a visit to your dentist for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing toothache. The following also describe me: Headache, Fatigue, and Swollen face. Need penicillin not amoxicillin. Medicare and disa?

I am experiencing toothache. The following also describe me: Headache, Fatigue, and Swollen face. Need penicillin not amoxicillin. Medicare and disa?

Meds: Amoxicillin is penicillin. Antibiotics will NOT cure infected tooth, only slow spread and severity of infection. Probably need extraction or root canal treatment. You need to see your Dentist before meds run out. ...Read more

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Swollen cheek, jaw and gum on left side. Dentist has provided me with amoxicillin and metronidazole. No toothache... What's wrong with me?

Swollen cheek, jaw and gum on left side. Dentist has provided me with amoxicillin and metronidazole. No toothache... What's wrong with me?

Ask dentist: Your dentist prescribed antibiotics for a reason. A diagnosis should have been discussed with you.
If you don't get answers from the Dr. Who examined you, get a second opinion and diagnosis. ...Read more

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SEVERE/unbearable toothache. Saw dentist, he gave me augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and asked me to see oral surgeon for wisdom teeth. But the pain is very severe. What to do?

SEVERE/unbearable toothache. Saw dentist, he gave me augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and asked me to see oral surgeon for wisdom teeth. But the pain is very severe. What to do?

Follow advice quick: Follow this advice, take the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and get to the oral surgeon quickly. It is likely an operculitis which is incredibly painful and the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should help. If the swelling/infection gets worse go the the ER immediately. ...Read more

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How long does it take amoxicillin 500 mg 3 times a day to stop tooth pain?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are used to control spread of infection, not cure pain (they are not pain killers). As inflammation decreases pain may partially or fully subside, but will return once course of antibiotics has been completed. Dental treatment (root canal, extraction, or gum treatment) required to eliminate infection entirely. See your Dentist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking amoxicillin 500mg three times a day for my wisdom tooth pain is this medicine ok to take I'm 7wks pregnant?

I'm currently taking amoxicillin 500mg three times a day for my wisdom tooth pain is this medicine ok to take I'm 7wks pregnant?

It is: You should also let your Obstetrician know about your problem. Long term antibiotics is not a good thing and you need to weigh the risks vs. The benefits of having the wisdom tooth removed. If you need to have it removed the safest time is during the second trimester. ...Read more

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Bad tooth pain. She's tried 1000mg of ibuprofen wants to take cyclobenzaprine5mg and amoxicillin is this safe?

Whoa: Sounds like "she's" self medicating. 1, 000mg of ibuprofen (Advil) is no more effective than 200 mg for pain caused by infected (abscessed) tooth. Cyclobezaprine is for muscle spasm, not for infection/pain. Penicillin has to be taken 4x/day for 5 full days to slow spread of infection. What she needs is a Dentist to treat the infection (root canal or extraction). Get professional help fast. ...Read more

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Took amoxyclin for 6 days, still I have tooth infection. Started taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a day, will it help? Severe tooth pain

Took amoxyclin for 6 days, still I have tooth infection. Started taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for a day, will it help? Severe tooth pain

Tooth Infection: Antibiotics alone will not solve your problem. What exactly is the problem? A non vital nerve? A periodontal abscess? Your dentist many have to drain the abscess to promote healing, or may have to begin root canal therapy to remove the dead nerve and toxins within the tooth. The longer you wait, the worse the pain will get. ...Read more

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I used max strenth oragel last night for a toothache and my lower right side of my lip and chin are still numb. Will this go awa I've never had this problem with orajel im not swollen. I am taking amoxicillan for the infection I might have and ibuprofen

I used max strenth oragel last night for a toothache and my lower right side of my lip and chin are still numb. Will this go awa I've never had this problem with orajel im not swollen. I am taking amoxicillan for the infection I might have and ibuprofen

Orajel Not Cause: It is very unlikely that the numbness is being caused by the orajel. More likely, your numbness is being caused by the infection. You may want to see a specialist as the infection may be impinging on a nerve thereby causing you the feeling of numbness. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin go bad?

Does amoxicillin go bad?

Yes: All drugs eventually go bad. All drugs have an expiration date on the bottle. The drug is not necessarily inactive after this expiration date but has only been tested by the manufacturer to be active for that length of time. ...Read more

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Generic brand for amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is the generic name. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is the brand name. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin have a taste?

Yes: Yes, but it depends upon which brand is being used. Usually not bad one, with 'bubble gum' flavor being common in my area. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more