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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. James Chapman
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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...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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How long should I apply ice for a tooth infection?

How long should I apply ice for a tooth infection?

24-48 hours: Ice can help with an anti-inflammatory effect as well as to provide some temporary pain relief. If the infection isn't treated, it can spread and you can lose your tooth or have other health complications. See your dentist for proper treatment. ...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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I have a tooth infection and cannot use typical antibacterials. Advice please?

I have a tooth infection and cannot use typical antibacterials. Advice please?

Others available: There are alternative antibiotics that can be used due to allergies to antibiotics. You should contact your dentist, explain allergies and he/she can prescribe an alternative antibiotic. ...Read more

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How would i know if I have a tooth infection my tooth is hurting real bad i think I have a tooth infection

How would i know if I have a tooth infection my tooth is hurting real bad i think I have a tooth infection

Typically : Typically the reason you have dental pain is because there is swelling or infection. Infection is sometimes hard to see clinically. Very often infection starts off small. You should see a dentist immediately to evaluate the tooth. If indeed it is an infection, it can spread and cause significant destruction to one or more teeth. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have no insurance and have a tooth infection. What can i take without a perscription to clear up the infection?

I have no insurance and have a tooth infection. What can i take without a perscription to clear up the infection?

Not much...: Even if you had a prescription for antibiotics, the meds do not fix your rotten tooth... you need to be treated by a dentist for that. Most patients do not have dental insurance, but they still fix their teeth. You'll have to set priorities and possibly finance some of your treatment. You can also seek reduced fee care at a dental school, clinic, or hospital program. All the best... ...Read more

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How long would it take a tooth infection to effect your whole body? I've had one for some months but i'm going to get it taken care of real soon.

How long would it take a tooth infection to effect your whole body? I've had one for some months but i'm going to get it taken care of real soon.

No time frame: You are asking a prediction as to how long your body can fight off a chronic infection, at that is impossible to do. The sooner you have the tooth restored and treated, the less chance you have of a major health problem and the loss of the tooth. Before antibiotics, tooth infections were one of the leading causes of death. ...Read more

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Can i drink alchohol if I have a tooth infection?

Can i drink alchohol if I have a tooth infection?

Not a good idea!: If you have been diagnosed with a dental infection, you were probably given some antibiotics? Some antibiotics such as Metronidazole should never be taken with alcohol. Also, are you taking any pain meds for pain related to the infection? Alcohol should not be consumed with several pain meds including otc pain meds such as tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I have flagyl. Would that work for a tooth infection?

I have flagyl. Would that work for a tooth infection?

Flagyl: It is unwise to use any antibiotic for purposes other than those for which the medication was originally prescribed. Go to the dentist. ...Read more

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Why do I have pain in my neck from a tooth infection?

Swollen Glands?: The infection my swell and/or glands in the area of the infection may swell in response to the infection. If the infection is in a lower teeth, your neck may hurt. Please contact you dentist. ...Read more

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Would I know if tooth infection went to brain ?

Would I know if tooth infection went to brain ?

Symptoms: Likely headache, stiff neck, fever, lethargy, confusion, nausea, vomiting. If you think there is a possibility, go to ER NOW. ...Read more

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How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

Do not self medicate: Or self diagnose. Please see your dentist for the appropriate medications and dosage instructions. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

What can I do to reduce swelling from a tooth infection?

Antibiotic: If a diffuse swelling in face or jaws from an abscessed tooth, then antibiotic is indicated; followed by treatment for the tooth such as root canal therapy or extraction. ...Read more

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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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I have temporarily no health coverage and have a severe tooth infection i need help! any advice?

I have temporarily no health coverage and have a severe tooth infection i need help! any advice?

Still need treatment: You still need to see a dentist asap as untreated infections can lead to serious complications including death. See a dentist, find out your options, and try to work out a payment arrangement. See if the doctor accepts carecredit which is a third party payment plan. Also consider a local dental school or reduced fee local clinic. Not getting treatment will only result in grief and more expense. ...Read more

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How much amoxicillin should I take for tooth infection?

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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If I have a tooth infection, what is the healing process?

See a dentist ASAP: a tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus 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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How much amoxicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

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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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more