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How Long Does It Take For Tooth Infection To Go Away
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
No specific time: If you have a tooth infection it can become quite serious if left unattended. Pain, infection, swelling, complicated treatment, extraction, and in rare cases even death can occur. Do not delay in getting treatment. Call your dentist today.See 3 more doctor answers
How long would it take a tooth infection to effect your whole body? I've had one for some months but i'm going to get it taken care of real soon.
No time frame: You are asking a prediction as to how long your body can fight off a chronic infection, at that is impossible to do. The sooner you have the tooth restored and treated, the less chance you have of a major health problem and the loss of the tooth. Before antibiotics, tooth infections were one of the leading causes of death.See 1 more doctor answer
As we speak: The longer you wait, the greater the risk. Mild chronic infections have a nasty way of becoming severe acute infections at the most inopportune time. The longer you wait, the more tooth damage, the more complex (expensive) the "fix." You need to be on antibiotics to limit stead of infection until Dentist can treat (eliminate) the cause of infection. Please call Dentist NOW.See 2 more doctor answers
Healing.....: It depends upon many factors including but not limited to your age, healing ability, general health, size and location of infection, duration of infection, type of bacteria involved, blood supply in region, etc. Antibiotics should also be prescribed. You may begin to feel better within a day or so, although complete healing and bone remodeling may take weeks or even months.See 1 more doctor answer
Given penicillin 500mg for a tooth infection. Says take every 6 hrs for 7 days. Can i take one dose late daily? I sometimes sleep longer than 6 hours.
Yes: The easy answer is yes. If your 30 min late on a dose it's not a huge deal. Just try to stick to the 6hr time frame as close as you can. If you're getting the appropriate total dosage in each 12-hr period you should be fine.See 1 more doctor answer
Is this a bet?: Kill you? That's a strange way to look at things! dental infections can go undiagnosed without care, then get bad in a hurry, and spread to the brain or heart causing death. To predict how long this takes depends on your immune system, bacterial virulence, and primary location of the infection. It can vary from months to years to days.See 1 more doctor answer
Infection: 48-72 hours to start having an effect. Please finish all the tabs.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
I'm curious, how long would it take for an untreated tooth infection to finally spread to the heart and brain?
Uncertain: There is no real time frame for this for all people. Best to get the infection treated as soon as possible.See 3 more doctor answers
If I have a tooth infection or gum infection, how long could it take to spread to jaw and cause bone loss? I have appointment saturday
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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