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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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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Hi. I have a tooth ache / tooth infection and I am trying to nurse it til I can make it to a dentist. I found some amoxicillin I had from before 500 mg. can I just take 1 or 2 pills per day 1 in morning and 1 at night till I can get to them in a few da

Hi.  I have a tooth ache / tooth infection and I am trying to nurse it til I can make it to a dentist.  I found some amoxicillin I had from before 500 mg.  can I just take 1 or 2 pills per day 1 in morning and 1 at night till I can get to them in a few da

Yes: It is never a good idea to diagnose and treat yourself. You should contact your dentist to be treated for the emergency. However, if that is not possible, and have pain and swelling, the antibiotics may help. If you have no allergies to penicillin, you should take three tablets daily or every eight hours for the infection. You could also contact your MD for some medication. ...Read more

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Can you take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for possible tooth infection until you see your dentist?

Can you take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for possible tooth infection until you see your dentist?

Tooth infection: NO. Do not take left over antibiotics prescribed for someone else or for another reason. Only take prescription medication for the purpose they are prescribed. ...Read more

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Tooth infection symptoms? Can symptoms just be on one side only ? When to know you should see dentist.? Can't afford dentist endless really nessary

Tooth infection symptoms? Can symptoms just be on one side only ? When to know  you should see dentist.? Can't afford dentist endless really nessary

Go to university: Find a dental school close to you and most of them have fees that are significantly lower than going to the dentist. Also you get the faculty to help with proper diagnosis and over see the treatment. The only downside is spending half a day there for a simple filling, but is a great option for good treatment. ...Read more

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I can't see a dentist until tuesday. Is there anything i can do to combat a tooth infection until then?

Tooth infection: Try to find a dentist who can see you sooner as an emergency. If not, go to a medexpress for a prescription for antibiotics. In the meantime, Ibuprofen for pain and warm salt water soaks/rinses. ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday ) will this stop spreading?

I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday ) will this stop spreading?

Maybe: If your situation is improving you can probably wait. If condition or swelling gets worse you should see a dentist, oral surgeon, or er at hospital asap. Not all infection respond to penicillin. ...Read more

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Dentist prescribed amoxicillon 500 mg for tooth infection 4 times a day how am i suppose to do 4 times a day?

500 mg every 6 hours: As with all medicines, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions carefully. You may take amoxicillin with or without food for the full course of treatment. Take 500 mg every 6 hours. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache?I what can I do to treat tooth infection until i get to dentist?

What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache?I what can I do to treat tooth infection until i get to dentist?

Unfortunately: There is not too much other than a shot or two of whiskey.. (just kidding). Get to a dentist asap... If the infection gets bad enough it could be life threatening... ...Read more

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I so depressed now after reading regarding tooth infection cause death, although tomorrow go c dentist?

I so depressed now after reading regarding tooth infection cause death, although tomorrow go c dentist?

I see you suffer : From panic. Please don't allow fear to carry you away. I think that if you haven't seen the dentist in the last six months or if you have dental concerns then your plan to see the dentist is a very good one. Take care. ...Read more

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