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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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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?

How long does it take for tooth infection swelling to go down?

Antibiotics: If just on antibiotics you could expect 2-3 days, if you have had the tooth worked on and antibiotics it should be noticable sooner. See your dentist if you haven't. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tooth infection swelling to go down, after starting antibiotics?

How long does it take for a tooth infection swelling to go down, after starting antibiotics?

I day to 1 week: If you have the correct antibiotic it can be very quick. With the wrong antibiotic it will take a long time. Amoxicillin is good for approximately 75% of the bacteria. Adding Metronidazole (flagyl) takes that up to 99%. Augmentin also gets 99% of the bacteria. ...Read more

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I have a abcessed tooth infection. How long before the swelling goes down on my face?

I have a abcessed tooth infection. How long before the swelling goes down on my face?

Depends: Depends on how severe the abscess is, if there is spontaneous drainage of the abscess and your medical history. Usually with antibiotics it can take a few days if you respond to the antibiotics. With surgery it can take more than 3 days. ...Read more

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How long does tooth infection swelling last?

How long does tooth infection swelling last?

Depends: Depends on the cause, but no infection will diminish until you see your dentist to actually treat the cause of your infection. ...Read more

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I have been on amoxicillin for 3 days due to a bad tooth infection the swelling has not gone down what should I do ?

I have been on amoxicillin for 3 days due to a bad tooth infection the swelling has not gone down what should I do ?

Dental infections: Usually do not respond simply by taking antibiotics. Three are three essential ingredients to to resolving infections. First, the cause must be eliminated. Second, the proper dosage, frequency and type of antibiotic must be prescribed. Third, the body will then help eliminate it. See your dentist asap to determine what is required next in your particular case. ...Read more

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Tooth infection in redone filling. Swelling and pain gone from amoxcilin. How long will this last till I have to get an extraction. No healthcare atm.?

Tooth infection in redone filling. Swelling and pain gone from amoxcilin. How long will this last till I have to get an extraction. No healthcare atm.?

A few days: You need to see a dentist for treatment. The antibiotic only suppresses the infection. The infected tooth is like an infected splinter, the source of the infection has to be removed. In the case of the tooth you will probably need root canal treatment or an extraction. Don't delay, infections in this area can spread to the brain and become life threatening. ...Read more

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I had a tooth infection that caused massive swelling iunder my tougne. The infection was drained and I'm on meds. The swelling won't go away.

I had a tooth infection that caused massive swelling iunder my tougne. The infection was drained and I'm on meds. The swelling won't go away.

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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I have a tooth infection i'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away? So i can pull the tooth.

I have a tooth infection i'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away?  So i can pull the tooth.

Consider:: Some tooth infections will never settle down without actually removing the tooth. Coordinate treatment with your dentist to "close the loop" and resolve the problem completely. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

Antibiotic: If a diffuse swelling in face or jaws from an abscessed tooth, then antibiotic is indicated; followed by treatment for the tooth such as root canal therapy or extraction. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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