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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

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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What are the signs of a tooth infection does it make a person cough up mucus?

What are the signs of a tooth infection does it make a person cough up mucus?

No corelation: The symptoms of a tooth or gum infection are usually pain and swelling. There would be no reason that coughing up mucous would be tooth related. ...Read more

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I was prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 150mg 4x daily for a tooth infection. I have developed a sinus infection severe cough and vag disch. Is this common?

I was prescribed cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) 150mg 4x daily for a tooth infection. I have developed a sinus infection severe cough and vag disch. Is this common?

Comorbid condition: Sinus infection can be caused or aggravated by an infection of an upper tooth. Very often, roots of the top back teeth lie very close to the sinuses. See your doctor for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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How to know it is signs of a wisdom tooth infection or something else?

How to know it is signs of a wisdom tooth infection or something else?

See a dentist: For evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis, treatment and /or referral. ...Read more

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Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Will a tooth infection cause dry coughing?

Coughing: Not generally. Please see your md to determine the appropriate 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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What are the warning signs that a tooth infection has spread?

What are the warning signs that a tooth infection has spread?

Usually swelling: Whenever a tooth has an infection, you need to see a dentist to treat the cause of the problem.

Antibiotics may treat the symptoms but not the cause. ...Read more

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I'm on amoxicillin for a tooth infection &I have been urinating a lot these last two days I know that's a sign of a uti but wouldn't that work for uti?

I'm on amoxicillin for a tooth infection &I have been urinating a lot these last two days I know that's a sign of a uti but wouldn't that work for uti?

Dental Infection: Amoxicillin will generally help to control your dental infection, but you will still need to seek definitive care from your dentist to eliminate it. As far as your concern as to whether you have a UTI, you should consult with your primary care physician. If they suspect a UTI, they would most likely want to do a urinalysis and subsequent culture and sensitivity if any bacteria are found. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a possible sinus infection and placed on clindamysin 300 mg 3 times a day I still have a productive cough and my head is killing me it even hurts when I shake my head in my teeth! My stuffiness is better but what's going on? In addit

Still have sinusitis: Some sinus infections are more difficult to treat than others. Many si's don't respond to anitbiotics because they are viral. The roots of your back teeth are embedded in the bone just underneath you maxilary sinuses and inflamation and pressure from the the sinus often effects your teeth. Sometimes, the bone in the floor of your sinuses swell causing one side of your bite to feel higher. ...Read more

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Can a person have a tooth infection without any pain instead my tooth has an infected smell when I floss?

Can a person have a tooth infection without any pain instead my tooth has an infected smell when I floss?

Yes: Yes. Can have tooth infection and no pain if tooth is non vital. Yes can get smell when ossing if underlying periodontal disease. Gingivitis. Or not flossing regularly. Or poor oral hygiene. Cavities between the teeth. ...Read more

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How long can a person have a tooth infection without pain?

How long can a person have a tooth infection without pain?

Years: Years. But it is best to take care of it as soon as possible, since it may spread and cause septicemia. ...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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How much penicillin should I take for a tooth infection?

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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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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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 do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

How do I know if a tooth infection spread to my brain?

Culture the bacteria: Some common symptoms of an abscess in the brain are headache, changes in mental status, muscle or body weakness, speech slurring, nausea, fever, seizures, and or double vision. If you already have a brain abscess, the only way to determine where it came from is to culture it. There are many other causes. Only 25% of brain abscesses come from another part of the body. ...Read more

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How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

How do I know if my tooth infection could spread to my brain?

You don't: You don't know. That's why you need to get the infection treated now. By the time you figure out that the infection has gone that far it's too late. Knowing that the infection could spread to your brain, the question is why would you wait? ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

A big yes: Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too large even antibiotics might not work alone and a surgical aspect might also be needed. ...Read more

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Should I take flucloxacillin capsules to get rid of tooth infection?

No: At best it is a temporary measure. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?

If I am taking penicillin for a tooth infection, is intercourse with my boyfriend a risk if he is allergic?

Probably not: There isn't a lot of transmission of fluids from women to men during intercourse; this is more likely to be a problem for a penicillin-allergic woman whose male partner is taking penicillin. ...Read more

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Dentist prescribed amoxicillon 500 mg for tooth infection 4 times a day how am I suppose to do 4 times a day?

Dentist prescribed amoxicillon 500 mg for tooth infection 4 times a day how am I suppose to do 4 times a day?

500 mg every 6 hours: As with all medicines, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions carefully. You may take amoxicillin with or without food for the full course of treatment. Take 500 mg every 6 hours. ...Read more

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I have been on amoxicillin for 3 days due to a bad tooth infection the swelling has not gone down what should I do?

I have been on amoxicillin for 3 days due to a bad tooth infection the swelling has not gone down what should I do?

Dental infections: Usually do not respond simply by taking antibiotics. Three are three essential ingredients to to resolving infections. First, the cause must be eliminated. Second, the proper dosage, frequency and type of antibiotic must be prescribed. Third, the body will then help eliminate it. See your dentist asap to determine what is required next in your particular case. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache? I what can I do to treat tooth infection until I get to dentist?

What can I do at home to treat excrutiating pain from toothache? I what can I do to treat tooth infection until I get to dentist?

Unfortunately: There is not too much other than a shot or two of whiskey. (just kidding). Get to a dentist asap... If the infection gets bad enough it could be life threatening... ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the top left side of my gums on the 2nd to last tooth. Its large and growing. Is it a gum or tooth infection?

I have a large bump on the top left side of my gums on the 2nd to last tooth. Its large and growing. Is it a gum or tooth infection?

Likely: Best get to a dentist to have it evaluated. The most likely explanation is infection. If it is food packed in your gums it may self correct if the food can be dislodged but if a tooth is infected internally or if you have periodontal disease, you will need dental treatment. ...Read more

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Can you have tooth infection even if no tooth pain is present? I feel pain at times but then it goes away and won't come back for a while

Possibly: It is possible for a tooth to be infected and now cause pain, if the infection is draining then pressure will not build up. It is best to see a dentist to have it checked before you end up with a major life threatening abscess. ...Read more

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I had a tooth infection that caused massive swelling iunder my tougne. The infection was drained and I'm on meds. The swelling won't go away.

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

Right now im taking Clindamycin 300mg for a tooth infection, I have a TEVA 3109 pill as well. Is ot ok to take together or will it caise a problem?

DO NOT: Do not ever take medication just because you have a leftover pill or two. Always discuss meds with your prescribing Dentist or Physician. Clindamycin and TEVA 3109 (Amoxicillin) are both antibiotics. Your Dentist may want you to be taking both, but that's a decision for the Dentist to make. Note that actual dental treatment required, not just pills, to cure tooth infection. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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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