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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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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

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


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Should i take amoxicillin for an abscessed tooth?

Should i take amoxicillin for an abscessed tooth?

It works, but: It won't cure the abscess. You really need to see the dentist and get the abscess treated by removing the source of infection, whether by a root canal or removing the tooth, typically. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin for cold but have abscessed tooth for over a month. How long should I wait before treating the tooth?

Don't Wait: Something's not right...Amoxicillin is not indicated for the treatment of a cold. You shouldn't be taking that. Furthermore, an infected tooth will never heal itself, even if the pain and swelling eventually get better. You should have the tooth treated immediately. A month is already far too long. How long would you wait to treat an infection anywhere else in your body? Not that long, i hope. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin but have abscessed tooth for over a month. How much longer can I delay to fix tooth?

DON"T DELAY: You have an infection in your mouth that can cause serious harm to you including death. Every time you take an antibiotic to fix that tooth you are not making it better, you are just making the pain go away for awhile. It is a temporary band-aid. You must call your dentist or you could end up in the hospital or even worse..... ...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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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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Dr. Ronald Achong
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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


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Abscessed Tooth (Definition)

When the pulp becomes infected, the toxic products filter thru the opening at the end of the root. Your immune system responds by forming inflammatory tissue at the expense of bone.This tissue then can fill w/ ...Read more