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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
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
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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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
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
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?
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
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
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 ?
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
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.
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
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?
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?
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
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
I was on 7 days of 875 mg amoxicillin for abscess tooth swelling. Today, i got the root canal done for coronal leakage. Now there is no swelling or pain. Is clindamycin 300 mg needed?
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
Had week of amoxicillin before my root canal on infected abscess tooth. Post root canal, clindamycin causing bad side effect gerd/ sob. Any equivalen?
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
I have a abscess tooth 8ts a eye tooth with swollen lip I'm on amoxician 4 times a day can a eye tooth be pulled without sedation?
Yes, it can: Speak to your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
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