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Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?

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Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?

Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more

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Is sulfamethoxazole good for tooth infection?

Is sulfamethoxazole good for tooth infection?

No: There are more effective antibiotics for tooth infections, the choice of which is determined by the dentist based upon dental and medical condition of the patient. But antibiotics only confine and contain the infection. A dentist must be consulted to determine the cause of the infection and direct treatment toward the source to resolve the infection safely and efficiently. Call your dentist. ...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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Will amoxicillin cure a bone infection from a root canal?

Will amoxicillin cure a bone infection from a root canal?

No guarantees...: While root canal therapy most times does remove the source of the infection, there are times when antibiotics are used to remove any infection within the jaw bone. Amoxicillin may work. Penicillin may work. Clindamycin may work. Keflex may work. The decision on which antibiotic to use rests with your dentist and your medical history. We do the best we can but cannot guarantee amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics the only cure for a tooth infection?

Are antibiotics the only cure for a tooth infection?

No: Antibiotics don't cure a tooth infection. The source of the infection has to be removed. This involves removing decay, sometimes a root canal or periodontal cleaning or an extraction. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics for teeth infection effect menses?

Do antibiotics for teeth infection effect menses?

Not usually: Antibiotics taken to treat any infection, not only teeth, can alter some normal bodily functions as they have a systemic, or whole body effect. ...Read more

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Amox clav 875is it good for tooth infection?

Good, but ......: It will work, but the decision about which antibiotic is best is based on an exam, history, other factors. The antibiotic you suggest may be too much, or may be just right. The dosage is critical for resolution of the infection. See a dentist, and there are several good ones in Jackson, Tn. ...Read more

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Is levaquin (levofloxacin) 750mg a safe antibiotic for infections from wisdom teeth extractions?

Is levaquin (levofloxacin) 750mg a safe antibiotic for infections from wisdom teeth extractions?

Well....: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not something i commonly prescribe for a dental infection. It tends to be very expensive and has some difficult side effects. Unless your dentist/oral surgeon/doctor specifically told you to take this (in which case i'm sure they have a good reason), i would see your dentist/oral surgeon and get a prescription from them. I have used Levaquin (levofloxacin) before, but in unique circumstances. ...Read more

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Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Yes it can: However, the most commonly used antibiotic are amoxicillin, cephalexin or clindamycin. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon

Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon

Antibiotics: If you are allergic to penicillin , you may end up getting Clindamycin .For people who are not allergic o penicillin , Augmentin ( Penicillin + Clavulanate combo ) is usually what is prescribed . ...Read more

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Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Not Usually : The dentist who takes out your tooth will determine whether you need followup antibiotics. Levofloxacin is not usually the best antibiotic for this purpose. If the doctor feels it's needed (s)he will write a prescription for the proper medicine. ...Read more

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If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics best to use for healing tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?

If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics  best to use for healing  tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?

Either: Both can cause stomach distress, and each has indications and contraindications. Clindamycin is a great root canal antibiotic but has more stomach aftereffects than Amoxicillin and is used for those patient allergic to amoxicillin. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin adeguate for dental infections?

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Drug of choice: Amoxicillin is still the first-line drug of choice, but draining and removing the infections is a more effective treatment. ...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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Is it possible for a wisdom tooth extraction to cause chronic ear infections?

Is it possible for a wisdom tooth extraction to cause chronic ear infections?

No: Chronic ear infections are usually due to blocked eustachian tubes. There is no connection between the two. ...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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Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

Taking antibiotics for bladder infection, have sinus infection and anmox from previous illness will it hurt to take ammox & bactrum concurrently?

No: No, but since they both have good (and somewhat overlapping) spectrums of activity, you likely will not need two antibiotics at the same time. Consider at least culturing your uti, especially if you are prone to recurrent infections - it may help identify a source...... ...Read more

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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