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Is 500 mg of amoxicyline 4 x day for 7 days enough to kill a dental abscess?

Is 500 mg of amoxicyline 4 x day for 7 days enough to kill a dental abscess?

Yes and No: Just taking an antibiotic without treating the cause of the dental abscess is often not sufficient. The antibiotic may bring the infection under control but the underlying cause should be addressed and treated or the infection will return. ...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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Is 500 mg of amoxicillin 4 x day for 7 days enough to clear a dental abscess?

Is 500 mg of amoxicillin 4 x day for 7 days enough to clear a dental abscess?

Maybe: Adequate duration of therapy has not been clearly determined for most infections, and we often make guesstimates. I would imagine that if the abscess was drained, no underlying tissues like bone were involved, that this regimen would be adequate. ...Read more

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Is 500 mg of amoxicyline enough to cure a dental abscess?

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

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I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess, is it okay to pop it?

I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess, is it okay to pop it?

Yes: If you apply heat via warm water rinses or on a cotton swab, then it should easily drain that visible abscess. Please see your endodontist. ...Read more

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How long does it take before amoxicillin can effectively treat dental abscess?

How long does it take before amoxicillin can effectively treat dental abscess?

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

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Hi I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess and am now having troubles with dihareeh is this normal and can I prevent it?

Hi I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess and am now having troubles with dihareeh is this normal and can I prevent it?

Amoxicillin: This is the common complications of amoxicillin if it persists I would suggest you speak to the dentist and get a different antibiotic ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a dentist ASAP: The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental definitive treatment. See a dentist for diagnosis and proper professional management. ...Read more

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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?

Need reevaluation: Co-codamol is a pain killer, not an abscess cure. Amoxicillin is supposed to prevent spread of infection, but will not cure abscess. Abscess can only be cured w root canal rx or extraction. Please call dentist to report your current status and ask for advice. ...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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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. Sandra Eleczko
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Dental Abscess (Definition)

Dental abscess is also known as Tooth abscess. A dental abscess happens from 3 main causes. 1) trauma 2) decay 3) periodontal disease. The first two are easier to treat. When a tooth has an abscess with a periodontal component the outcomes can be successful, but ...Read more