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Strong Antibiotic For Tooth Infection
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very possible: Antibiotics reduce bacterial levels, often allowing for yeast overgrowth. Antibiotics will reduce spread of bacterial infection, but will not cure an infected tooth. You need actual Dental treatment to affect a cure. Please call your Dentist about the tooth infection and your OBGyn about your yeast infection.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for a sinus infection because I'm allergic to penicillen. Is this a strong and effective antibiotic?
Possibly not: Most sinus infections do not need antibiotics. Based on the 2012 IDSA guidelines, Doxycycline is a reasonable alternative for first-line therapy and can be used in patients with penicillin allergy. A respiratory fluoroquinolone (levofloxacin or moxifloxacin) is another option for penicillin-allergic patients. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and Macrolides are not recommended because of high resistance rates. ...Read more
Cipro (ciprofloxacin)??: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually not the antibiotic of choice for a tooth infection, but rather more serious systemic infection. Amoxicillin, clindamycin, Augmentin are much more common for tooth infection. Question the prescriber about choice and duration. Antibiotic will not alone cure a tooth infection, treatment such as root canal or extraction of the tooth will usually be necessary for complete healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you hypertension and mild heartburn, which antibiotics best to use for healing tooth root infection after root canal. Clindamycin or amoxicillin?
Is it effective use bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic for a tooth infection?
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic: See a dentist don't self prescribe and get rid of the source of the infection. ...Read more
Diclox is a medicine: In the pencillin family that is used to treat staphylococci. It's activity against other bugs may not be really good. Unless the dental infection is due to staph, there are better choices such as amoxicillin/clavulanate called Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in the usa. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Antibiotics good for tooth infection other than augmentin/amoxicillin for my knowledge? Seeing dentist soon
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