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What are good antibiotics for a tooth infection?

What are good antibiotics for a tooth infection?

Moxi or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Reasonable choices that cover oral organisms include Moxifloxacin or augmentin; the choice is ultimately up to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Augmetin is perfect: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is my preferred antibiotic. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a synthetic penicillin and the better choice. Clindamycin is also an excellent choice. ...Read more

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Have a tooth infection in a molar, saw a dentist, he prescribed pain killers and amoxicillin. It's been 12 hours since I started the anti biotics, sti?

Have a tooth infection in a molar, saw a dentist, he prescribed pain killers and amoxicillin. It's been 12 hours since I started the anti biotics, sti?

Needs more time: It will take a few days for this to improve; no antibiotic works in only 12 hours. No STI causes tooth infections or pain. If you have other symptoms like penile discharge, painful urination, or genital sores or bumps, or if at risk for STI, get checked. But not because of the dental problem. Check back with the dentist if the tooth problem continues. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

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Is the antibiotic erythromycin good for a tooth infection?

Second line: Erythromycin is classically considered second line for dental infections, especially in penicillin allergic patients; however, there is increasing resistance to it, making it less and less useful. ...Read more

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Is sulfamethoxazole good for tooth infection?

Is sulfamethoxazole good for tooth infection?

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 more

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Getting rid of a tooth infection with peroxyl good?

Getting rid of a tooth infection with peroxyl good?

A little: Peroxyl may help somewhat, but it is not going to get rid of the source of the infection. Thus the infection will come back, that is one of the reasons antibiotics only work temporarily on tooth infections also. ...Read more

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Amox clav 875is it good for tooth infection?

Good, but. .....: It will work, but the decision about which antibiotic is best is based on an exam, history, other factors. The antibiotic you suggest may be too much, or may be just right. The dosage is critical for resolution of the infection. See a dentist, and there are several good ones in Jackson, Tn. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

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 more

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I'm taking amoxicillin for my tooth infection is that a good antibiotics for this?

I'm taking amoxicillin for my tooth infection is that a good antibiotics for this?

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

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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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What do you recommend for tooth infection?

What do you recommend for tooth infection?

Not for home Rx: See your dentist! Treatment includes antibiotic, drainage if there is an abscess, root canal if the nerve is involved, extraction if necessary. Infection of the teeth is serious, painful, and can lead to much more serious infection (remember, your teeth are sitting quite close to an important structure involving thinking and memory!). ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a tooth infection?

Tooth infection: Certainly severe pain, soreness when eating or drinking, swelling of the surrounding tissue etc. And of course seeing the dentist, will let you know you have an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have tooth infection without pain?

Is it possible to have tooth infection without pain?

Yes: Very possible. Sometimes a tooth can be infected and have a cavity and no pain is felt. See a dentist asap to get the tooth treated. ...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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Can a tooth infection kill me?

Can a tooth infection kill me?

Yes: Dental infections are nothing to ignore. Due to the proximity of the oral cavity to the brain, it is possible that a simple dental infection, if left untreated, could travel to the brain through the various facial spaces and lead to death. This is very rare, but people have died from a simple dental infection. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection kill me?

Will a tooth infection kill me?

It can: It can spread bacteria to the heart and cause the valves to malfunction. One scary case I had started as a tooth abscess. It progressed to such an infection that the airway was almost completely obstructed. The patient needed a difficult awake tracheostomy placed. Plus tooth abscess hurts a lot. Best see a dentist. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection kill you?

Can a tooth infection kill you?

Unfortunately, it is: The infected tooth can be fatal. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, brain 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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Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Natural ways to prevent a tooth infection?

Avoid sugar: Dental caries are not due to a fluoride deficiency but rather to too much sugar and not enough brushing. Stay away from sugary food and drink, or brush your teeth immediately afterwards. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a tooth infection to be fatal?

Is it possible for a tooth infection to be fatal?

Yes rarely: It is rare but an orofacial infection from an abscessed tooth can spread along tissue planes and cause ludwig's angina under the tongue which can obstruct breathing and cause death. It can also spread down into the chest and cause mediastinitis which can be a fatal infection. With proper, timely treatment these complications rarely occur. ...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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If you have a tooth infection but no signs of abscess or pain, is there a problem?

If you have a tooth infection but no signs of abscess or pain, is there a problem?

Yes: Any tooth infection is a problem. We often find bony destruction at the tip of a tooth root in the absence of symptoms. This shows that something has caused the destruction of bone in this area. You have heard of the "calm before the storm" well, this may be it. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause a cataract?

Can a tooth infection cause a cataract?

No: Infections on the face are common (for instance pimples and styes) with no effect on the interior of the eyes which are well protected from such things. Hopefully your dentist can help with your tooth infection but you needn't rush to the ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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High ESR on account of tooth infection?

High ESR on account of tooth infection?

Infection: ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a test for inflammation. Infection and inflammation go hand in hand. Tooth infections do not self-heal. "Cure" requires hands-on Dental treatment. Please call our Dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

Could amoxicillin work for a tooth infection?

It could...: But it won't cure your problem. Speak to your dentist to be sure of exactly what treatment you need. Antibiotics do not treat decayed or abscessed teeth, just the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause u to lose muscle?

Tooth infection: A tooth infection should not cause you to lose muscle. I would get a dental check up for control of the infection and see your primary doctor for a physical to see why your are losing muscle. ...Read more

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3 antibiotic tablets to clear tooth infection?

3 antibiotic tablets to clear tooth infection?

Not uncommon: Tooth infection if not treated could spread the infection to other areas of the body resulting in brain abscess, heart infection, pneumonia, or other serious complications. The source of the dental infection must ultimately be removed or controlled. See your dentist for evaluation, imaging and infection treatment. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

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