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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tooth Abscess (Definition)

A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries ( decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more


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How much amoxicillin should I take for abcess toothe?

How much amoxicillin should I take for abcess toothe?

Answer: You have a fool as a patient and a fool as a doctor if you self medicate. You need to know the cause of the abcess to know what antibiotic to use.Make an appointment with a doctor and he will give you the correect antibiotic. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth abcess?

How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth abcess?

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 more

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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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How much amoxicillin should I take for an abscessed tooth?

How much amoxicillin should I take for an abscessed tooth?

Depend on the cause: Amoxicillin only provides temporary relief. You need to schedule an appointment with your dentist to address the cause of the abscessed tooth. If it is gum abscess, Amoxicillin is fine prior to full mouth debridement. With tooth abscess, Clindamycin is the drug of choice prior to root canal therapy. ...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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How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Do not self medicate: Or self diagnose. Please see your dentist for the appropriate medications and dosage instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How much amoxiciilian should I take for a dental infection?

How much amoxiciilian should I take for a dental infection?

See a Dentist: I can't imagine the doctor not giving you specific instructions for antibiotics. This leads me to believe you have 'extra' lying around the house and are 'self medicating' yourself. That being said, how do you know it's a dental infection, and how do you know that Amoxicillin in the proper antibiotic if you do indeed need one? Go see a dentist and let them treat you properly. ...Read more

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Can i take amoxicilline for tooth abcess?

Can i take amoxicilline for tooth abcess?

Better yet...: ... call a dentist for an appointment. Antibiotics DO NOT cure tooth problems. If you have an abscess caused by gum problems or a non-vital tooth, the condition needs to be physically treated by a dentist. Antibiotics will ease the symptoms but will not magically fix the tooth. All the best... ...Read more

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How long should I take antibiotics after a tooth extraction?

How long should I take antibiotics after a tooth extraction?

Follow directions: Follow the directions of the dentist who prescribed the antibiotic. Even though your tooth has been extracted, infection could still be present in the bone or surrounding tissues. Also, discontinuing a medication early can cause reinfection of the area. Contact your dentist if you have any questions regarding your post-surgical medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

How long does it take for amoxicilline to work on a tooth abscess?

Approx 48 hours: Most oral antibiotics will take no less than 48 hours or so to start having a positive effect. There is no hard fast rule though. Sometimes it can take longer or be ineffective all together. ...Read more

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How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

How long should I take clyndamycin for a gum infection?

One week: Usually the prescription is for about 10 days. It won't cure the problem, just reduce the symptom until you can get the needed dental treatment. ...Read more

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How long should I take clindamycin for wisdom teeth extraction?

How long should I take clindamycin for wisdom teeth extraction?

See below: What did your dr tell you?....Thats how long you should be taking the antibiotic...You might want to take a probiotic to reduce the risk of yeast infections. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to break fever for tooth infection?

How long does it take for Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to break fever for tooth infection?

Aprox. 2-3 days: Antibiotics are used as an adjunct with other dental treatment, which may include opening the root canal to drain the source of the abscess or tooth extraction. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have to take antibiotics for wisdom tooth infection when is best to take acidophilus?

I have to take antibiotics for wisdom tooth infection when is best to take acidophilus?

2 hours before: It is best to take acidophilus 2 hours before an antibiotic. If taken together the antibiotic may kill the bacteria in the acidophilus. ...Read more

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Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

Can you take amoxicillin for tooth abscess?

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 more

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Should i take amoxicillin for an abscessed tooth?

You can: If you are not allergic to penicillin then Amoxicillin is a good choice. However, that it not the definitive treatment. You still have to have the underlying problem treated. ...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


Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more