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Whats Good For An Abcess On Gum
Drainage: If the abscess is large enough, it will need to be drained along with antibiotics. One problem is that the infection can easily spread along nerves and blood vessels. From the gums there is ready access to the brain and other sensitive structures. It is thought that king tut died of an oral abscess that spread to his brain. Don't delay, see you doc right away! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take the antibiotic Flagyl for an absesed tooth with a bump on the gum. My tooth is infected with a big bum on the gum. Can i take Flagyl for the antibiotic?
Yes: Clindamycin is a good antibiotic for tooth abscess ab is the first choice for patients with an allergy to penicillin. Just beware if you develop any diarrhea or bloody stool to contact your doctor right away. It is also important to follow them instructions prescribed to you specifically and to complete your full course of the medication. Finally, antibiotics alone won't resolve the abscess. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a over the counter substitute for amoxicillin and a good pain pill for a broken tooth next to my wisdom tooth?
See a dentist: In the USA, you need a prescription to get amoxicillin or any antibiotic. You need to see a MD or a dentist (physician of the mouth) to get a prescription. Same with an effective pain pill, so go right to the doctor who can help you the most...a dentist! ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
What other antibiotics is good for tooth infection if augmentin/amoxicillin doesn't work? just for my information sake. Seeing a dentist soon. Thanks
In 2 days, must I tell the dental specialist I will see for a 2nd opinion that I'm currently on an antibiotic for gum infection by the other dentist?
Simple explanation: A "routine" cleaning is performed on a patient every few months or so, and as such the patient's teeth are relatively easy to clean. Patients who have poor oral hygiene and have not seen a dentist in years have so much calculus that they need debridement to remove all the hardened material. It is next to impossible to thoroughly clean years of hardened calculus in one visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on earache,: external, middle ear, mastoiditis, etc.. Throat pain commonly also (occasionally only) felt in ear area; called referred pain. Treatment for external ear canal otitis different from middle ear otitis. Both: (a) study anatomy & (b) get exam from someone worthy your trust who will show you & help you understand the issues. Unable to much better than this from a distance. ...Read more
Swollen gums: Antibiotics are for treating infections, not generalized swollen gums. See your dentist to determine the cause of your swollen gums and if it's a local infection, inflammation, periodontal disease, or something else. These situations need to be seen and evaluated on a personal basis. Trying to solve this with internet research will not work! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
One of many but....: An abscessed tooth, if it is determined that it can be saved, is best treated by a combination of definitive treatment to remove the cause of the infection, along with an appropriate antibiotic to help your body fight the infection and prevent its spread. Your treating dentist will determine what is best for you after reviewing your medical\dental history. Clindamycin is one of many prescribed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have tooth rot under my crown of my tooth an need to see an oral surgeon to take it out on july 26 of this month. Will the Amoxicillin 500 mg work?
My dentist suggested I see an Endodonist because what she saw on an xray. What am I looking for as to treatment? Is this a medical or dental problem?
Many options: Really depends on what is causing the "infection" it may involve better hygiene or more involved hygiene by the professional, rinses, antibiotics or even surgery. It all depends on the cause and severity. See a dentist or even a periodontist if it is severe. The dentist will also make sure the infection is truly gum related or possibly due to an abscess from a dead tooth. Then see an endodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection danger: Most infections in the mouth cause local damage and can lead to loss of teeth, bone and gums. They can also spread to other parts of the body. I personally know of one boy who is mentally handicapped from infected baby tooth and another who died from tooth infection. These are serious matters not to be taken lightly. Death is rare but is it worth taking the chance? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get treated: See your dentist or periodontist. Gum bleeding is a problem that needs professional care. Good prophylaxis, with proper homecare is essential. There can also be systemic reasons for gum bleeding. For these reasons, see a professional. Certain conditions may necessitate an antibiotic also, but only a professional can determine this. ...Read more
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