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Is 500 Mg Of Amoxicillin 4 X Day For 7 Days Enough To Clear A Dental Abscess
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
Be patient, patient: Antibiotics usually take 24 to 36 hours to relieve the pain a swelling of a dental infection. But you must understand that the cause of the infection needs to be treated, not just the symptoms. Otherwise, the infection will come back soon. ...Read more
Hi I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess and am now having troubles with dihareeh is this normal and can I prevent it?
I can see I have a dental abscess. I can see the pus. I'm panicking I'm going to die from it. I have just started amoxicillin will I be okay?
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
Definitely, no: Amoxicyline is recommended as an adjunct to surgical management only. See a dentist for examination x-rays and treatment. Dental and gums problems are never any fun, but the good news is that most of them can be easily prevented. ...Read more
Dental abscess. Completed amoxycillin n metronidezole. For residue infection, better to take another course of amoxycillin or metronidezole?
Treatment?: What is the treatment for the tooth in question? Is it a periodontally involved tooth that is hopeless, or is it a tooth that requires root canal therapy, or a tooth that needs RCT retreatment? The cause of the abscess needs to be addressed. Your dentist should resolve the cause of the problem and chances are you will have no further infection. If you do, however, let your dentist decide. ...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?
Have a periodontal tooth abscess. Can I take amoxicillin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) together to clear the infection until I can have the tooth extracted?
Antibiotics: I strongly recommend that you see a dentist first, have the tooth examined, determine the proper course of treatment, and then take the correct antibiotics. Certain infections require immediate intervention, not just pills. You'll heal faster and be better off in the long run. ...Read more
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 saw a dentist for a tooth abscess. I have been taking Amoxicillin for three days. My face and jaw have swollen and my face is turning yellow. I have started taking 2500 mg of Co-codamol approximately every 4-5 hours. What should Ido?
I had a tooth abscess and got prescribed antibiotics (amoxicillin) for 3 days the abscess was huge ive been off the antibiotics 2 days now but still have a little amount of swelling left it's quite hard also I had my tooth extracted 5 days ago 2day
NSAIDs OTC: And follow your dentist instructions. Swelling after infected tooth extraction is normal body reaction. ...Read more
Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesn't 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
How long does a tooth abscess last? I have a hole in tooth so it's draining, and I take 500mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Just started taking the antibiotics last night. When should the swelling in my gums/face go down?
Maybe never, but...: Tooth abscesses originate from dead/diseased tissue within the bad tooth, which leads to an infection in the surrounding supporting bone (abscess). Antibiotics may temporarily reduce the abscess (usually takes no less than 48 hrs, but maybe longer), but never truly address the cause. For this you need a root canal or extraction. Some infections will not respond to antibiotics at all. ...Read more
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
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