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How Much Amoxicillin Should I Take For Abcess Toothe
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more
See your DDS: A dental abscess is a bacteria infection caused by a variety of different bacteria. Antibiotic therapy may only be part of the solution. To determine the dosage for the antibiotic one must know which drug will be most effective for the specific bacteria. I suggest you see your dentist for a comprehensive examination so that the appropriate treatment be applied. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Your doctor: Should have prescribed the dosing regimen for you. Please don't self medicate. If you did not see your dentist please do so to know what antibiotic would be appropriate for your particular situation. Amoxicillin though an effective antibiotic is not a panacea drug. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always 1st choic: Amoxicillin is not always the first choice for a tooth abscess. Simple pen v-k is very effective & if it is a recurring abscess, Clindamycin is next best. All depends on the severity of the problem & of course if you are allergic to certain antibiotics. I wouldn't take it as a matter of fact, see your dentist & decide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a dentist: You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms. Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. See a dentist for more information, recommendation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a tooth abscess last? I have a hole in tooth so it's draining, and i take 500mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Just started taking the antibiotics last night. When should the swelling in my gums/face go down?
Maybe never, but...: Tooth abscesses originate from dead/diseased tissue within the bad tooth, which leads to an infection in the surrounding supporting bone (abscess). Antibiotics may temporarily reduce the abscess (usually takes no less than 48 hrs, but maybe longer), but never truly address the cause. For this you need a root canal or extraction. Some infections will not respond to antibiotics at all. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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