does it work to take cephalexin for a tooth infection

Does it work to take cephalexin for a tooth infection?

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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.
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Should I take amoxicillin or keflex for tooth infection?

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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.
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Is keflex safe to take during pregnancy, I have a infection in my tooth and dr prescribed this?

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Dr. Diane M. Minich
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Can be used in preg


Keflex has a category B pregnancy rating, so it is as safe as you can get in pregnancy.
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When clearly needed


Keflex is in category B as designated by the FDA. Category B have been shown to be safe in humans although other studies report that it can cause problems with the fetus. Talk to your prescriber about the risks and benefits if taking that particular drug while pregnant.
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Wisdom Teeth

Do's And Don'ts

If erupted and not interfering with your bite and no cavities or periodontitis maybe no treatment.

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Is keflex good for helping with tooth infections?

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A conditional "yes"


Antibiotic therapy may be a useful adjunct in the treatment of dental infections, but it should never be used as a sole therapeutic approach, and should not be used without supervision by your dentist. Antibiotics like Keflex are helpful in bringing a severe, acute infection under control, but are generally incapable of eliminating infection.
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RCT failed tooth #32-active infection, put on Keflex 500mg-1 tab 3x daily. Dentist started retreatment...how likely to be successful?

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Depends


Depends on the reason for failure and if a top Endodontist did the original endo. We have done root canals on many wisdom teeth and they can be tricky due to there amorphous root forms. That being said, if they are done originally by a top Microscopic Endodontist, it can be done successfully. Often times the first root canan may miss canals or ledge curved canals making Retreatment difficult. Have
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Gum Disease

Do's And Don'ts

When gingivitis is left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis so brush, floss and see a dentist.

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Retreatment of failed RCT started..on Keflex 500mg 4x daily x 20 days. Infection in jawbone below tooth...how likely for success resolution?

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Hard to give %


A failing root canal tx can be successfully retreated. Sometimes, it also takes a surgical procedure called an apicoectomy, which is performed to clean out the bone and seal the canal(s) from the outside-in. Even after all of this, the tooth can still fail. All the best...
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Not good


I would have the tooth extracted
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How long will it take cephalexin 500mg to work for treating an infection?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine

Cepahlaxin


If the infection is a susceptible strain, it will take a few days to a week or so depnding where and how bad the infection is.
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Is it possible for you to take cephalexin for a sinus. infection?

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Dr. Thomas J. Benda
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Yes


Cephalexin will cover some of the bacteria that might cause sinus infection. It is freqently used for tonsillitis and skin infections. I don't generally use it for sinus infection.
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Can i take cephalexin for a UTI/ bladder infection?

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Get evaluated.


Cephalexin is a common and sometimes effective treatment for UTIs. However, more important than the antibiotic is the sensitivity of the bacteria to it. A urine culture is necessary to show that the UTI is susceptible to the antibiotic; if not, it will be ineffective and you will contribute to drug resistance. See your physician prior to taking any medications on your own.
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I am allergic to penicillin is it safe to take cephalexin for infection in the urine.

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Yes


Unless you had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin (major breathing problems) there is little risk to trying cephalexin.
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