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Rocephin Injection For Tooth 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
More Rx needed?: A single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin) would rarely be the only treatment for an abscess; and usually an abscess also requires minor surgery to drain it. Usually additional antibiotic(s) also are given. If these weren't done, discuss with the doctor treating you. Even with all these treatments, it usually takes 1-2 weeks for healing, although it should stop getting worse right away. ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotics reduce the presence of fluid and/or puss in an abscess. This in turn reduces pain. The only way to remove an abscess is to remove the cause.A tooth abscess or plural abscess requires root canal or extraction . A gum abscess or periodontal abscess requires curetting under the gum. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Self treatment: Self treatment may be anywhere from ineffective to dangerous. Amoxicillin may be effective in controlling oral infections on the correct dose and for the correct period of time, physical dental treatment required for effective infection control. See your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for safe and effective care. ...Read more
Dental abscess. Tooth surgically extracted. Completed 4 day antibiotics.How long does it take for gum not to be sore and pain to go away?
Could be a week..: ... sometimes a few days more or less. It really depends on the extent of the infection, the amount of swelling, the difficulty of the extraction, and your pain tolerance. All extractions are not the same. ...Read more
Well....: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not something i commonly prescribe for a dental infection. It tends to be very expensive and has some difficult side effects. Unless your dentist/oral surgeon/doctor specifically told you to take this (in which case i'm sure they have a good reason), i would see your dentist/oral surgeon and get a prescription from them. I have used Levaquin (levofloxacin) before, but in unique circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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What's appropriate:: What would be wise and appropriate would be for you to seek proper dental care with a local dentist. He\she can resolve your dental problem by eliminating the cause and the use of appropriate medications. Trying to treat yourself and with only an antibiotic is useless. ...Read more
Antibiotics haven't reduced my dental abscess. Can my dentist still perform the root canal treatment?
Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?
Treat the tooth: Always treat the source of the pain (tooth in your case) and not the site of the pain (sinus in your case). Good luck. ...Read more