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Whats good for an abcess on gum?

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 more

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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?

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?

The : The bump on the gum is called an epulis and is a sign of a tooth abscess. Antibiotics will help a little, but unfortunately will not cure your problem. You will need to see a dentist and may need a root canal procedure performed.. ...Read more

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Is clindmaycin a good antibotic for a tooth abcess?

Is clindmaycin a good antibotic for a tooth abcess?

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 more

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Is there a over the counter substitute for amoxicillin and a good pain pill for a broken tooth next to my wisdom tooth?

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 more

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What aew the possible complications for a local anaesthetic on cheek and gums by a dentist ?

What aew the possible complications for a local anaesthetic on cheek and gums by a dentist ?

And...: Allergic response, long term numbness (if injected) and unintentional numbness in adjacent areas, such as the throat.. ...Read more

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Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? Im on augmentan is penicillin better?

Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? Im 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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Please help? What is the difference of regular teeth cleaning vs a full mouth debridement?

Please help? What is the difference of regular teeth cleaning vs a full mouth debridement?

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 more

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Need info on what's good for an earache?

Need info on what's good for an earache?

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

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For an abscessed tooth dentist recommends extraction due to bone loss, is this a good option?

For an abscessed tooth dentist recommends extraction due to bone loss, is this a good option?

Trust your dentist?: If you trust your dentist and understand the dental problem, recommended treatment and rationale for treatment make sense, then proceed. If you do not feel that way, then get a second opinion, after all it is your healthcare. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotics is good for swollen gums?

What kind of antibiotics is good for swollen gums?

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 more

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Is clindamycin a good choice for an abcessed tooth?

Is clindamycin a good choice for an abcessed tooth?

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 more

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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?

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?

Treatment plan: Suggestion, a treatment plan is needed. Speak to your dentist about all options for replacement prior to the extraction. If possible, the oral surgeon will then place a bone graft if needed for an implant. ...Read more

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Can you tell me docs, is it bad to have a dental abscess on and off for 4 months?

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Can you tell me docs, is it bad to have a dental abscess on and off for 4 months?

Parulis fistula: is a sign that there is chronic infection and your body is draining it out. Unlike some other types of infection, a dental abscess will not get better on its own. See your dentist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does the dentist do for a gum infection?

What does the dentist do for a gum infection?

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 more

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How deadly is an abscess on your tooth/gum?

How deadly is an abscess on your tooth/gum?

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 more

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Gum bleeding, amoxicillin is good for it?

Gum bleeding, amoxicillin is good for it?

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