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How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Does it work to take cephalexin for a tooth infection?

Does it work to take cephalexin for a tooth infection?

Cephalexin a cure??: Cephalexin or Keflex can work for a tooth infection. It really depends on what type of bacteria are causing the infection? It may bring down the swelling and infection, but it is not a cure. You should see your dentist to see what is causing this infection. Remember that antibiotics also have an expiration date. If you are using old antibiotics, they may not work as well. ...Read more

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It hurts a lot from my gum/tooth infection so I have to have a root canal. It is still hurting just as much so how long do they take to work?

It hurts a lot from my gum/tooth infection so I have to have a root canal. It is still hurting just as much so how long do they take to work?

Root canals: Completed on a painful tooth almost always improve acute symptoms immediately. Depending on the amount of inflammation and infection that infiltrated into the tissues surrounding the tooth, symptoms can continue to aggravate u after the root canal. Medications are prescribed to fight this issue. There are many possibilities. If its been more than 5 days, return to your doctor. ...Read more

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I am not alergic to any antibiotcs can I take ciprofloxacin for a tooth infection i had about $5000 worth of work on my upper teeth i had two on the right that were missing and one on the left. I had perminent pars, but no root canals. It hurts when i pu

I am not alergic to any antibiotcs can I take ciprofloxacin for a tooth infection i had about $5000 worth of work on my upper teeth  i had two on the right that were missing and one on the left. I had perminent pars, but no root canals. It hurts when i pu

What treatment did: You have? Why do you want to take cipro? Have you notified your provider? Do you mean permanent partials? Your question is difficult to interpret. I'm sorry at this point I have more questions then answers. Happy to help if i had more information. If you are in pain it would be ideal to call the treating dentist and have them help you immediately ...Read more

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If you have a tooth infection how long will it take to spread?

If you have a tooth infection how long will it take to spread?

As we speak: The longer you wait, the greater the risk. Mild chronic infections have a nasty way of becoming severe acute infections at the most inopportune time. The longer you wait, the more tooth damage, the more complex (expensive) the "fix." You need to be on antibiotics to limit stead of infection until Dentist can treat (eliminate) the cause of infection. Please call Dentist NOW. ...Read more

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How long does it take before the medications take into effect for a tooth infection?

How long does it take before the medications take into effect for a tooth infection?

Varies: Sometimes the impact of antibiotics is nearly immediate and sometimes it takes a few days. If things aren't improving after 4 or 5 days, a different antibiotic may be necessary. ...Read more

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How long would it take a tooth infection to effect your whole body? I've had one for some months but i'm going to get it taken care of real soon.

No time frame: You are asking a prediction as to how long your body can fight off a chronic infection, at that is impossible to do. The sooner you have the tooth restored and treated, the less chance you have of a major health problem and the loss of the tooth. Before antibiotics, tooth infections were one of the leading causes of death. ...Read more

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How long will a tooth infection take to heal once its been extracted?

How long will a tooth infection take to heal once its been extracted?

Healing.....: It depends upon many factors including but not limited to your age, healing ability, general health, size and location of infection, duration of infection, type of bacteria involved, blood supply in region, etc. Antibiotics should also be prescribed. You may begin to feel better within a day or so, although complete healing and bone remodeling may take weeks or even months. ...Read more

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I have no insurance and have a tooth infection. What can i take without a perscription to clear up the infection?

I have no insurance and have a tooth infection. What can i take without a perscription to clear up the infection?

Not much...: Even if you had a prescription for antibiotics, the meds do not fix your rotten tooth... you need to be treated by a dentist for that. Most patients do not have dental insurance, but they still fix their teeth. You'll have to set priorities and possibly finance some of your treatment. You can also seek reduced fee care at a dental school, clinic, or hospital program. All the best... ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Keftabs (Definition)

Keftabs is a first generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more