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Is Doxycycline Used To Treat 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tooth infection. Can't afford office visit. Have Doxycycline Mono (unexpired) from previous doc visit. Could this help until able to afford visit?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling drunk(without drink) for last 2 months after one accute dizziness episode. Vertigo occurred right after a fully treated wisdom 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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