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How Much Amoxicillin Should I Take For Abscess Tooth
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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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
How long does it take for Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to break fever for tooth infection?
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 3 more doctor answers
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