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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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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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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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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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Hi docs, would amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Hi docs, would amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

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

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How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

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've taken amoxicillin trihydrate 500mg for tooth infection(3 caps/day), how long does it stay in my body?

I've taken amoxicillin trihydrate 500mg for tooth infection(3 caps/day), how long does it stay in my body?

Half life 61 minutes: The half life of Amoxicillin is about 61 minutes . This means that after a single dose every 61 minutes half of the drug is gone until undetected. This is why there is a 3-4x daily dosage to make sure there is adequate blood concentration to fight he bacteria. ...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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I'm on amoxicillin for a tooth infection &I have been urinating a lot these last two days I know that's a sign of a uti but wouldn't that work for uti?

I'm on amoxicillin for a tooth infection &I have been urinating a lot these last two days I know that's a sign of a uti but wouldn't that work for uti?

Dental Infection: Amoxicillin will generally help to control your dental infection, but you will still need to seek definitive care from your dentist to eliminate it. As far as your concern as to whether you have a UTI, you should consult with your primary care physician. If they suspect a UTI, they would most likely want to do a urinalysis and subsequent culture and sensitivity if any bacteria are found. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is usually for 7-10 days for a dental infection. This should be prescribed by your dentist for correct dosage and duration. ...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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How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Depends: Please see a doctor first to determine the exact problem and the extent of it. Usually Amoxicillin is 500 mg 3 times a day. But if the infection is severe, other medications will be considered. ...Read more

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Please tell me will it be ok to put amoxicillin on a tooth infection?

Please tell me will it be ok to put amoxicillin on a tooth infection?

No effect: Putting an antibiotic topically on a tooth or an abscess will not resolve your problem. Please call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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If I take more than 2/ 500 mg amoxicillin will that make that infection be killed faster or does it not matter, only over time? It's a tooth infection

It won't help: To take a higher dose than was prescribed, although if you already did so it won't hurt you either. The important thing is to take until all of your prescription is gone. If pain is the problem, ask the dr/dentist for a pain prescription. Good luck! ...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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Was prescribed amoxicillin 500 mg every 6 hours for tooth infection. Is that normal? It sounds like too much. Safe?

500 mg every 8 hours: Amoxicillin is the drug of choice for dental infection and works longer than penicillin VK and ampicillin. The typical adult dose 500 mg every 8 hours or 3 times /day for 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Can I have a glass of wine if I'm taking 500mg of amoxicillin for a tooth infection?

Can I have a glass of wine if I'm taking 500mg of amoxicillin for a tooth infection?

1glass only!: Alcoholic beverages, including wine often reduce the effectiveness of medications. For your own well being, try to abstain, but one glass would probably be ok. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...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