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Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

Is amoxicillin treated for wisdom tooth infections also?

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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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Sinus infection remedy - what works for treating sinus infection?

Sinus infection remedy - what works for treating sinus infection?

Antibiotics work: Antibiotics work, as does inhaling intomy sinuses a warm solution of 1/4 tsp and a pint of water. The xylitol makes the bacteria very slippery so they are easier to get out of the body and less toxic. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best for treating an infected tooth?

Which antibiotic is best for treating an infected tooth?

Dental Infection: The antibiotics do not treat the tooth, just the symptoms of the infection. You'll need to contact a local dentist to have that tooth diagnosed, determine what course of treatment is needed, and then follow thru on that treatment. Antibiotics will be prescribed by your dentist if necessary. ...Read more

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Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

Can the antibiotic cephalexin cure a tooth abscess?

No: Antibiotics can decrease the size of the infection and give you temporary pain relief, but you cannot cure the infection without treating the tooth with the appropriate dental procedure. ...Read more

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Sinus infection from tooth infection doesn't go away with penicillin is tooth treatment needed before sinus and throat are healed?

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

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Willcefdinir help wisdom tooth infections?

Willcefdinir help wisdom tooth infections?

Yes BUT: If the infections keep returning the best thing to do is have the wisdom tooth removed. ...Read more

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Can an infected wisdom tooth cause a kidney infection?

Can an infected wisdom tooth cause a kidney infection?

Unlikely: Unlikely but possible. Make sure your wisdom teeth are evaluated and treated by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

Can penicillin treat a tooth abscess?

It will help..: .. control the infection, but it does not solve your problem. You still need to see a dentist to address the cause of the abscess, otherwise it will return. ...Read more

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Advice on a puzzling tooth root canal infection problem?

Advice on a puzzling tooth root canal infection problem?

Not sure...: I am not sure i understand your question. If there is an infection problem associated with a root canal procedure you had done i would call the dentist who performed the procedure to have it managed. If you have an infection and have not pursued care for it then i would call your dentist. A personal visual exam would provide you the best information for how to progress from here.... ...Read more

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Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Dental pain after root canal treatment because invasive treatment or infection?

Very common: After the root canal treatment, you may have some pain for 24-72 hours. If pain becomes worse or does not improve after 72 hours, call your dentist for post-op evaluation. ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth extraction be a common treatment for maxillary sinusitis?

Can wisdom tooth extraction be a common treatment for maxillary sinusitis?

No: True maxillary sinusitis is an infection of the lining of the sinus. While upper wisdom teeth reside adjacent to that sinus, it is hoped that their removal leaves the sinus intact, in which case the removal does nothing to treat the infection. Antibiotics generally are the treatment of choice for such in infection. ...Read more

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What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

What is better treatment for cavities - root canal treatment or tooth removal?

Treatment is best: I try to save natural teeth as long as possible. Depending on how deep a cavity is or how much additional damage there is to a tooth can really be the deciding factor. This information would be needed in trying to decide whether it is best to take the tooth, or treat the tooth. ...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 a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

No: These are separate areas of the body that have no direct connection.However, they do share a nerve supply and some people can have tooth pain during an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth infection affect your ears?

Can an abscessed tooth infection affect your ears?

It can be: If the infection spreads to the back of the throat, the ear canal drains in this area. The swelling from the infection can cause the ear canal to be blocked causing ear pain. Get treated asap for the tooth abscess. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a wisdom tooth extraction to cause chronic ear infections?

Is it possible for a wisdom tooth extraction to cause chronic ear infections?

No: Chronic ear infections are usually due to blocked eustachian tubes. There is no connection between the two. ...Read more

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What is best antibiotic for tooth infection?

Usually penicillin: However, your dentist may prescribe something different depending upon your tooth's condition and your health. ...Read more

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Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Is flucloxacillin ok for post wisdom tooth extraction infection?

Not Usually : The dentist who takes out your tooth will determine whether you need followup antibiotics. Levofloxacin is not usually the best antibiotic for this purpose. If the doctor feels it's needed (s)he will write a prescription for the proper medicine. ...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