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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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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?

Most of the times: Cephalexin could be an appropriate choice for uncomplicated tooth infections, as it has good activity against streptococci that live in the mouth and cause these infections. However, Cephalexin lacks anaerobic activity, and some tooth infections (particularly abscesses) can be caused by anaerobic bacteria. If you are taking Cephalexin and your symptoms are not improving, visit your dentist. ...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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How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Do not self medicate: Or self diagnose. Please see your dentist for the appropriate medications and dosage instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is usually for 7-10 days for a dental infection. This should be prescribed by your dentist for correct dosage and duration. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Depends: Please see a doctor first to determine the exact problem and the extent of it. Usually Amoxicillin is 500 mg 3 times a day. But if the infection is severe, other medications will be considered. ...Read more

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Tooth infection dental pain. What to take for this?

Dental visit: Take a trip to visit your dentist. Until you get there, Ibuprofen is your best otc pain medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you can't take ibuprofen. Infection will not get better with pain medication alone and you will need to have the source treated properly. You may also require an antibiotic. Your dentist is the best person to accomplish both of these things. ...Read more

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Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Does dicloxacillin work for a tooth infection/ache?

Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Hi docs, would amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Stop gap: Antibiotics work to limit the spread of infection as long as you are taking the medication. They do not "cure" the infection. N as soon as you stop taking the antibiotic, the infection comes roaring right back. In addition to the antibiotic you need definitive dental treatment, so call your dentist now. ...Read more

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How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

Varies: It takes about 24 hours for the antibiotic to begin working and it may take a few days for swelling to go down. Sometimes additional or different antibiotics have to be used if the first one didn't help. However, don't think that an antibiotic alone can fix the problem. It may make symptoms better, but you need to figure out why there is infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take to die from a tooth infection or tooth abscess?

How long does it take to die from a tooth infection or tooth abscess?

No time frame: Although death from a tooth infection is rare, it can happen. The sooner you treat the problem the better off you will be. ...Read more

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Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamycin and TEVA 3109 (Amoxicillin) are both antibiotics. Your Dentist may want you to be taking both, but that's a decision for the Dentist to make. Note that actual dental treatment required, not just pills, to cure tooth infection. ...Read more

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Should I take amoxicillin or keflex for tooth infection?

Should I take amoxicillin or keflex for tooth infection?

Amox or Penicillin?: Both are commonly prescribed effective antibiotics but it won't matter which one you take as without appropriate dental treatment to remove the cause of the infection, you won't resolve the problem. This requires professional dental treatment. ...Read more

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If amoxocilin didn't work for a tooth infection, can metronidazole work?

Underlying cause. ..: If your "tooth infection" is more of an abscess, or is much more extensive an aggressive that what was expected, neither Amoxicillin nor Metronidazole will be effective- there is only so much antibiotics can control an infection- what is likely needed is a debridement or incision & drainage or extraction of the infected tissue in the infected site. ...Read more

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Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

It could...: But it won't cure your problem. Speak to your dentist to be sure of exactly what treatment you need. Antibiotics do not treat decayed or abscessed teeth, just the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have flagyl. Would that work for a tooth infection?

I have flagyl. Would that work for a tooth infection?

Flagyl: It is unwise to use any antibiotic for purposes other than those for which the medication was originally prescribed. Go to the dentist. ...Read more

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Clindamycin for tooth infection how fast will it work?

Clindamycin for tooth infection how fast will it work?

24-48 hours: Typically it takes 24-48 hours, but it would be a good idea to have a diagnosis. See your dentist or the prescribing doctor for an explanation ; remedy for the problem. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin for tooth infection take the pain away?

Possibly: Antibiotic is given to treat the infection. If the size of the infection decreases, the discomfort should be alleviated. Antibiotic alone does not directly address the discomfort. ...Read more

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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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How do I take care of a tooth infection without going to the dentist?

How do I take care of a tooth infection without going to the dentist?

You really can't: If your tooth is infected I would see a dentist right away. Antibiotics may make it feel better temporarily, but it will come back, and having an infection anywhere, especially in your head. ...Read more

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Ran out of clindamycin 300 for very bad tooth infection. Have pentrexl 500 can I take them and how often?

Better Choice: See a local dentist. Antibiotics will not solve your dental problem. Let your dentist manage your infection. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth infection? Anything other than take meds? Rather not due to past c diff infection

What can I do for a tooth infection? Anything other than take meds? Rather not due to past c diff infection

See a dentist!: Medications don't fix teeth, just treat symptoms. The tooth needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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If I take more than 2/ 500 mg amoxicillin will that make that infection be killed faster or does it not matter, only over time? It's a tooth infection

If I take more than 2/ 500 mg amoxicillin will that make that infection be killed faster or does it not matter, only over time? It's a tooth infection

It won't help: To take a higher dose than was prescribed, although if you already did so it won't hurt you either. The important thing is to take until all of your prescription is gone. If pain is the problem, ask the dr/dentist for a pain prescription. Good luck! ...Read more

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Given penicillin 500mg for a tooth infection. Says take every 6 hrs for 7 days. Can I take one dose late daily? I sometimes sleep longer than 6 hours.

Yes: The easy answer is yes. If your 30 min late on a dose it's not a huge deal. Just try to stick to the 6hr time frame as close as you can. If you're getting the appropriate total dosage in each 12-hr period you should be fine. ...Read more

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How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection?

How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth infection to turn in to blood poisoning?

How long does it take for a tooth infection to turn in to blood poisoning?

No specific time: If you have a tooth infection it can become quite serious if left unattended. Pain, infection, swelling, complicated treatment, extraction, and in rare cases even death can occur. Do not delay in getting treatment. Call your dentist today. ...Read more

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Toothache (Definition)

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Keftabs (Definition)

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