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How much amoxicillin should I take for abscess tooth?

How much amoxicillin should I take for abscess tooth?

Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, but will not permanently make it go away. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth. ...Read more

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 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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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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Can I cut amoxicillin and take only half dose? I have tooth abscess

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Can I cut amoxicillin and take only half dose? I have tooth abscess

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 more

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Have had a tooth abscess for three months just swelled up recently. Its hard and doesn't hurt but uncomfortable. will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg take swell down?

Have had a tooth abscess for three months just swelled up recently. Its hard and doesn't hurt but uncomfortable. will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg take swell down?

Tooth Abscess: At some point in time that abscess will swell up and become more than uncomfortable. You need definitive dental care, not just antibiotics. Please call a dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Been on 500mg3xday amoxicillin for tooth abscess was told to take 300mg clindamycin before root canal. I have aortic stenosis too. Can i mix the two?

Been on 500mg3xday amoxicillin for tooth abscess was told to take 300mg clindamycin before root canal. I have aortic stenosis too. Can i mix the two?

Proper advice-: The best answer to your question would be by a dentist who knows your complete medical and dental history and has already seen you. Please don't look for answers on the internet. We could only guess as to what you require and why. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that amoxicillin will work against tooth abscess?

Yes: The Amoxicillin will contain the infection and prevent it from worsening. However, see a dentist to effectively treat the tooth and the infection asap. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess amoxicillin how long for swelling to go down?

Tooth abscess amoxicillin how long for swelling to go down?

A few days: It take 2 days for a blood level. If it is not a chronic situation it should show signs of responding in a few days. ...Read more

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I now have a tooth abscess-its being extracted soon. I had it since yesterday and today jumped on amoxil (amoxicillin) & metrogyl am i safe from it spreading ?

I now have a tooth abscess-its being extracted soon. I had it since yesterday and today jumped on amoxil (amoxicillin) & metrogyl am i safe from it spreading ?

Never spread: Tooth abscess never spread from one tooth to another unless the abscess was not treated and allow to destroy the bone of adjacent teeth. However this should take a very long time. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would amoxicillin get rid of tooth abscess?

Hi docs, would amoxicillin get rid of tooth abscess?

NO: You must treat the source of the infection.
The antibiotics will only be a temporary solution.
A tooth abscess is normally treated with a root canal or extraction and possibly in conjunction with
antibiotics. ...Read more

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What helps with a swollen face from a abscess tooth went to drs this morning the gave me amoxicillin?

What helps with a swollen face from a abscess tooth went to drs this morning the gave me amoxicillin?

Abscess: An infected abscessed tooth will cause surrounding tissues to swell as the infection spreads. Antibiotic will, in a few days, begin to limit spread of infection for as long as you take the Med. But to cure, all infected tooth material must be removed or infection will flare up again. Schedule appropriate treatment with your Dentist. ...Read more

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Been on amoxicillin for 84 hrs. Had an antibiotic shot after 48 since no change. Still no change. What to do? It's for abscess tooth.

Been on amoxicillin for 84 hrs. Had an antibiotic shot after 48 since no change. Still no change. What to do? It's for abscess tooth.

See dentist: it could be the antibiotics given are not correct for the bacteria involved.
And sometimes you must get treatment before the swelling subsides,no matter what antibiotic your given.
See your dentist ASAP! ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess and dentist drained and gave me metronidazole and amoxicillin, is it necessary to have the metronidazole too?

I had a tooth abscess and dentist drained and gave me metronidazole and amoxicillin, is it necessary to have the metronidazole too?

Great combo: metronidazole and amoxicillin. Metronidazole is an adjunctive medication that usually used to treat infections caused by anaerobic bacteria. First of all the only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. As with all medicines, be sure to follow your doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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I was put on amoxicillin for a tooth abscess. I broke out in hive; stopped taking the med, but still have the bumps. How long until my skin clears?

Call dentist: You should take benedryl and this will help, the hives clear up quickly. The time will depend on how serious your allergic reaction is. Call the dentist that is treating your tooth and let them know what happened. It is still important to treat your infection. ...Read more

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I had a tooth abscess and i was on 7 days of amoxicillin.I saw a dds today as i still have the bump. He gave no prescription for a refill and said that no exam is needed. Iwill see him on 2/13 at the next cleaning. What should I do?

I had a tooth abscess and i was on 7 days of amoxicillin.I saw a dds today as i still have the bump. He gave no prescription for a refill and said that no exam is needed. Iwill see him on 2/13 at the next cleaning. What should I do?

Why no root canal?: Sounds like you need a root canal. The more time that goes by, the more likely your problem will get worse. How about calling the dentist and asking if you need a root canal? If so, how about sooner rather than later? ...Read more

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What to do if I have a tooth abscess on my gums and I'm in bad pain what could I do to ease the pain. n my dentist put me on amoxicillin. any info will do!?

Abscess: Taking an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen usually helps if your health permits. I would check with your dentist since they have your health history and know what medications are appropriate for you. ...Read more

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When will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reduce swelling from tooth abscess?

When will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reduce swelling from tooth abscess?

Tooth abscess: If you are self medicating, probably never (without also treating the cause of the infection). If it was prescribed by a dentist, you need to discuss what to expect from the prescribing dentist. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would not be my first choice of antibiotics for dental infections. If the swelling does not diminish within 2-3 days, you need to let your dentist know that immediately.If it worsens, even sooner. ...Read more

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Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesnt seem to be working after 3 days Cant get seen til wed. Will i be ok til then?

Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesnt seem to be working after 3 days Cant get seen til wed. Will i be ok  til then?

Get it seen soon: Having taken the same antibiotic before, the bacteria may have grown resistant to it. Additionally, not only will the pain of pus under pressure be unbearable, you run the risk of getting a blood infection, bone infection or most seriously, a Central Nervous System infection. Get it seen over the next few days if not, today. ...Read more

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How long before severe tooth abscess infection resolves with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Depends on cause: Depends on too many factors including severity, cause, area, your general health and more factors. Some will never resolve.
You must see your dentist to definitively treat the cause of your infection. ...Read more

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Had week of amoxicillin before my root canal on infected abscess tooth. Post root canal, clindamycin causing bad side effect gerd/ sob. Any equivalen?

Had week of amoxicillin before my root canal on infected abscess tooth. Post root canal, clindamycin causing  bad side effect gerd/ sob. Any equivalen?

There is: Normally clyndamycine is the drug of choice in this case where anaerobic bacteria is the cause of the abscess ,
but there are alternatives in broad spectrum antibiotics, your dentist would be able to prescribe one for you.
Make sure you eat before taking your meds.
As that might help with digestive problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell in advance if a tooth abscess is draining in to throat? On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg and worried in the mean time until they kick in.

Unfortunately no: Over the internet, without an exam, it is unknown if your dental abscess is draining into your oral cavity and down your throat. It takes 24 to 48 hours for the antibiotics to really take effect, so contact your dentist if the situation worsens. ...Read more

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Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Antibiotic: What's the sensation? May be anxiety, may be allergic reaction to the Penicillin. Talk to the prescribing practitioner or go to ER. Note that antibiotics don't cure infected teeth, just limit the spread of infection until you can have root canal treatment or extraction accomplished. ...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?

Abscessed tooth: It generally will take 24 -48 hours for an antibiotic to take effect.
It is important for you to know that no antibiotic will not
cure an abscessed tooth. You need definitive treatment of the tooth. An antibiotic may make things feel better until you can get the tooth treated. Sometimes this is only a short time. So get your tooth treated asap. ...Read more

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Help please! is amoxicillian+clavulanic ok for tooth abscess?

Yes: You are referring to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). It is an accepted combination antibiotic. It is not without risk, as it tends to lead to feminine yeast infections, or possibly GI disruptions as well. Your tooth abscess will not completely resolve without dental treatment of either root canal therapy or tooth extraction though. Plan on temporary relief if only antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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I have completed taking a course of Clindmacyin and Amoxcillin and now I'm out of Amoxcillin. I still have the tooth abscess and I can't get a dentist till Monday. What should I do?

Find a dentist now: You should have seen a dentist while you were on the antibiotics. If they have not worked than you are probably dealing with a resistant strain of bacteria. Until you remove the source of the infection by extracting the tooth or getting a root canal you will continue to have worsening problems. I am sure you can find a dentist to see you before mon. If not then go to the er at your local hospital. ...Read more

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Dental abscess. Tooth surgically extracted. Given amoxycillin 250 mg n metronidazole 200mg q.i.d 4/7. Shouldn't 1 course be more than 4 days?

Can't generalize: While antibiotic courses are often longer when used solely to treat infections, in this case a big part of treating your infection was the removal of the offending tooth. Sometimes shorter courses of meds are used to help get the healing started then we rely on your immune system and the healing process. Ask your doctor this question to understand why a short course was prescribed. ...Read more

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