Doctor insights on:
Does It Work To Take Cephalexin For A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 (ciprofloxacin)? 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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor online
- How long does it take for amoxicillin to work for tooth infection?
- How long does it take for tooth infection to heal?
- How long does it take clindamycin to work on tooth ache?
- How much cephalexin should i take for an upper respiratory infection?
- How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?
- How long does it take for tooth infection to go away?
- Urinary tract infection how long does it take for antibiotics to work
- How long does antibiotic take to work for ear infection?
- Does cephalexin help with an eye infection?