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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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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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Tooth infection. Can't afford office visit. Have Doxycycline Mono (unexpired) from previous doc visit. Could this help until able to afford visit?

Tooth infection. Can't afford office visit. Have Doxycycline Mono (unexpired) from previous doc visit. Could this help until able to afford visit?

Not recommended: A free or low-cost dentist can often be found at your local dental clinic. Please locate the nearest local dental society for more information. free dental care is usually only accessible to the truly needy. A tooth abscess requires a dentist's care and abscess tooth self-treatment is not recommended. ...Read more

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How can I treat a tooth infection?

How can I treat a tooth infection?

Go to Dentist: If your tooth is infected, then you risk have severe pain and infection traveling to other parts of the body. There is no real home treatment for tooth infections and usually you will need to visit the dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use cefuroxime to treat a tooth infection?

Is it okay to use cefuroxime to treat a tooth infection?

Not a common use: Uses of this medication include treatment of tonsillitis, strep throat, ear infections, skin infections, and bronchitis, to name a few. This prescription medication works by preventing the bacteria from forming cell walls.Not all bacteria will respond to this medicine. Most times other more broad spectrum antibiotics like penicillin are used. ...Read more

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Had a tooth infection which was treated Dec 14th but before being treated my chin and left side is all numb - I am on penicillin will this go away.

Had a tooth infection which was treated Dec 14th but before being treated my chin and left side is all numb - I am on penicillin will this go away.

99% of the time yes: If the tooth has been treated by extraction or root canal and the abcess resolves, the pressure on the mandibular nerve dissipates and normal feeling returns. If penicillin only has been relied upon for treatment, the abcess and pressure on the nerve can persist or return(the tooth must be removed or root canal done for healing though). ...Read more

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Feeling drunk(without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Feeling drunk(without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom tooth infection?

Infection: If treatment was full course of antibiotics, infection can return after you stop taking Meds. To "cure" an infected tooth requires root canal or extraction. Would suggest you see an Oral Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die if I don't get a tooth infection treated?

Doctors, do you think I can die if I don't get a tooth infection treated?

Fatal Infection?: I think you probably won't but you certainly could. Why not get it treated and not take any chances? Be smart, it's your health and your life. You have to get it done! ...Read more

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Will biaxin (clarithromycin) treat tooth infection?

Concur: I concur w the other drs. That have answered this question that penicillin is the antibiotic of choice to control dental infection. Notice i said control, not cure. To cure the infection you must physically remove the infected tooth material (root canal or extraction). An antibiotic will help control the severity of the infection until the infected tissue can be removed. Please see dentist. ...Read more

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Irritated about tooth infection that has not gone away with treatment. What are the best ways to treat this?

Hard to say...: Is this infection due to a periodontal problem or a non-vital tooth that required root canal therapy? What treatment was performed? Without the answers to these questions one cannot give you any meaningful advice other than to get a second opinion from another local dentist who can examine you and ask you these questions. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache?I what can I do to treat tooth infection until i get to dentist?

What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache?I what can I do to treat tooth infection until i get to dentist?

Unfortunately: There is not too much other than a shot or two of whiskey.. (just kidding). Get to a dentist asap... If the infection gets bad enough it could be life threatening... ...Read more

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Can soma be used to treat wisdom tooth infection pain? I can't take nsaids, and Tylenol and tramodol make throw up.

Can soma be used to treat wisdom tooth infection pain? I can't take nsaids, and Tylenol and tramodol make throw up.

Soma: Before you take a medication for off-label treatment see a wisdom tooth expert. Make an appointment with an Oral Surgeon. Taking a muscle relaxant will not resolve your problem if the cause is, for example, infection. ...Read more

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Help! Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen?

Why wait ?: The sooner you take care of your problem the less chance you will have complications. Please call for an appointment sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is 6 days too long to wait to treat a tooth infection? What could happen if it was longer?

Infections: Infections are best treated as soon as possible. The longer one waits, the more difficult to get under control, the more the local destruction to tissues, the greater the chance of it spreading to other parts of the body, and the greater the chance of serious complications. ...Read more

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I have tinnitus, had tooth infection for long just treated yesterday so It is still a bit swelled/sore and TMJ being treated tomorrow. Should I still check ENT for tinnitus?

I have tinnitus, had tooth infection for long just treated yesterday so It is still a bit swelled/sore and TMJ being treated tomorrow.  Should I still check ENT for tinnitus?

Ringing in the ears: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes (e.g. TMJ). Rec.: see ENT or orofacial pain specialist to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a 28 year old getting tooth discoloration from doxycycline? Taking it for 10 days for sinus and throat infection. 100mg bid

What are the chances of a 28 year old getting tooth discoloration from doxycycline? Taking it for 10 days for sinus and throat infection. 100mg bid

You're safe: Any of the tetracyclines, which includes doxycycline need to be taken when the teeth are developing in order to discolor the teeth. Don't worry, your teeth will not discolor. ...Read more

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Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Can levoflaxcin be used for tooth infection abcess?

Yes it can: However, the most commonly used antibiotic are amoxicillin, cephalexin or clindamycin. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can cefuroxime 250 mg be used for tooth infection?

Can cefuroxime 250 mg be used for tooth infection?

Not first choice: Cefuroxime is an antibiotic, but not the first choice for oral infections because it is more effective against bacteria that aren't found in abundance in the mouth. It may help a bit until you see a dentist for an evaluation and given a proper antibiotic for your infection. Penicillin or Amoxicillin are usually prescribed and if you are allergic then Clindamycin would be an alternative. ...Read more

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Yes I had a question my husband got some pills called Ampicillina can it be used for tooth ache or an tooth infection? Thank you, Graciela

Not a cure: Antibiotics will not cure an infected tooth. It will keep infection from spreading to other tissues for as long as they are taken, but infection will come roaring back when antibiotic discontinued. Your husband must go to a Dentist now. ...Read more

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I had a severe tooth infection 6 months ago used amoxil (amoxicillin) every sence I've been having ringing in the ear on the same side it comes and goes do u think?

I had a severe tooth infection 6 months ago used amoxil (amoxicillin) every sence I've been having ringing in the ear on the same side it comes and goes do u think?

Could be related: I would not stay on a medication this long. I would see your dentist and have the tooth treated and if the ear ringing stops you have its cause if not than go see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for tooth infection?

What do you recommend for tooth infection?

Not for home Rx: See your dentist! treatment includes antibiotic, drainage if there is an abscess, root canal if the nerve is involved, extraction if necessary. Infection of the teeth is serious, painful, and can lead to much more serious infection (remember, your teeth are sitting quite close to an important structure involving thinking and memory!). ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

Tooth infection: Certainly severe pain, soreness when eating or drinking, swelling of the surrounding tissue etc. and of course seeing the dentist, will let you know you have an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tooth infection without pain?

Is it possible to have tooth infection without pain?

Yes: Very possible. Sometimes a tooth can be infected and have a cavity and no pain is felt. See a dentist asap to get the tooth treated. ...Read more

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I have a severe tooth infection. What are my options?

I have a severe tooth infection. What are my options?

Dental Treatment: is the only option for your dental care. Take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC and see your dentist ASAP for evaluation, x-rays and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection kill me?

Can a tooth infection kill me?

Yes: Dental infections are nothing to ignore. Due to the proximity of the oral cavity to the brain, it is possible that a simple dental infection, if left untreated, could travel to the brain through the various facial spaces and lead to death. This is very rare, but people have died from a simple dental infection. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection kill me?

Will a tooth infection kill me?

It can: It can spread bacteria to the heart and cause the valves to malfunction. One scary case i had started as a tooth abscess. It progressed to such an infection that the airway was almost completely obstructed. The patient needed a difficult awake tracheostomy placed. Plus tooth abscess hurts a lot. Best see a dentist. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection kill you ?

Unfortunately, it is: The infected tooth can be fatal. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, brain and to other areas of your head and neck. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP ...Read more

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Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Avoid sugar: Dental caries are not due to a fluoride deficiency but rather to too much sugar and not enough brushing. Stay away from sugary food and drink, or brush your teeth immediately afterwards. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tooth infection to be fatal?

Is it possible for a tooth infection to be fatal?

Yes rarely: It is rare but an orofacial infection from an abscessed tooth can spread along tissue planes and cause ludwig's angina under the tongue which can obstruct breathing and cause death. It can also spread down into the chest and cause mediastinitis which can be a fatal infection. With proper, timely treatment these complications rarely occur. ...Read more

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If you have a tooth infection but no signs of abscess or pain, is there a problem?

If you have a tooth infection but no signs of abscess or pain, is there a problem?

Yes: Any tooth infection is a problem. We often find bony destruction at the tip of a tooth root in the absence of symptoms. This shows that something has caused the destruction of bone in this area. You have heard of the "calm before the storm" well , this may be it. ...Read more

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Is sulfamethoxazole good for tooth infection?

No: There are more effective antibiotics for tooth infections, the choice of which is determined by the dentist based upon dental and medical condition of the patient. But antibiotics only confine and contain the infection. A dentist must be consulted to determine the cause of the infection and direct treatment toward the source to resolve the infection safely and efficiently. Call your dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Vibramycin (Definition)

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Vibra Tabs (Definition)

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