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How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

How long til amoxicillin starts to work on tooth infection?

Depends: What type of tooth infection? Like many other conditions, antibiotics serve as a supplement to surgical intervention. A dental abscess may need drainage or extraction. If going to be effective alone, any antibiotic, if effective, should begin to elicit changes within 24 to 36 hours. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Usually: Provided you are not allergic to penicillins, Amoxil typically works well. For more aggressive or severe infections or those refractory to amoxil, i usually go with clindamycin. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is Amoxil plus another ingredient works well too. But the short answer is 'yes...Usually'. ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin for my tooth infection is that a good antibiotics for this?

I'm taking amoxicillin for my tooth infection is that a good antibiotics for this?

Antibiotic: Amoxicillin usually an antibiotic of choice for Dental Infection, but it will not cure the infection, only control it's spread for as long as you take it. As I'm sure the Dentist who prescribed the medication told you, once you stop the Meds the infection may come roaring back. You must begin curative Dental treatment as recommended. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is usually for 7-10 days for a dental infection. This should be prescribed by your dentist for correct dosage and duration. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Depends: Please see a doctor first to determine the exact problem and the extent of it. Usually Amoxicillin is 500 mg 3 times a day. But if the infection is severe, other medications will be considered. ...Read more

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How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection ?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking 250 mg of amoxicillin for tooth infection. Can I have a glass if wine?

ONE glass of: wine should not interfere with your amoxicillin. But I would not take them both at the same time. ...Read more

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I've taken amoxicillin trihydrate 500mg for tooth infection(3 caps/day), how long does it stay in my body?

Half life 61 minutes: The half life of Amoxicillin is about 61 minutes . This means that after a single dose every 61 minutes half of the drug is gone until undetected. This is why there is a 3-4x daily dosage to make sure there is adequate blood concentration to fight he bacteria. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal and my tooth infection has got worse. I'm taking amoxicillin still but what should I do?

I just had a root canal and my tooth infection has got worse. I'm taking amoxicillin still but what should I do?

See Endodontist: for evaluation. Endodontists are dentists who have at least 2-3 years of advanced training in root canals. They are experts at diagnosing complications after root canal treatment and use advanced special equipment to treat patients efficiently and comfortably. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more