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Zithromax Dental Abscess
Semantics: If you mean solved, it means getting to the source of the problem and eliminating it via root canal, extraction, or periodontal treatment, depending on the cause. If you mean reducing the symptoms temporarily, that involves antibiotics. It may be that antibiotics are an essential part of definitive treatment, but in and of themselves, benefits are typically temporary. ...Read more
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
Not necessarily: Some dental infections develop slowly and do not show symptoms until they become acute. I see this all the time. See your dentist for a clinical exam and x-rays which together can determine whether or not you have a chronic or acute infection or some other dental problem... Or perhaps nothing at all. ...Read more
Abscess Popped: "popping" a dental abscess is only one step in the attempt to eliminate a dental infection. It's also crucial to have a proper antibiotic prescribed in order to prevent the spread of that infection along with eliminating the cause. Otherwise the infection will likely reoccur and often with a greater vengeance. Merely popping an infection will not resolve the problem. ...Read more
Drain & Treat: An abscess in an active infection and must be eliminated as it is feeding the blood stream with bacteria to go everywhere the blood stream goes. Either the tooth needs to be removed or the infectious canal (home of the tooth nerve and blood vessel) needs to be cleaned out (root canal treatment). The infection area needs to be drained then an antibiotic may help. ...Read more
Abscess Returning: If you've had an abscess drained, and you still have swelling, it's likely because the abscess is re-formning. Most of the bacteria causing the swelling are coming from within the tooth. Therefore, the tooth itself must be addressed, or the abscess will always return. You need root canal treatment or tooth extraction for a definitive cure. Drainage and antibiotics are only for pain relief. ...Read more
As clinicians, we always want to qualify and quantify each issue. So here goes.
Swelling is a common inflammatory response to any surgical procedure. Including draining an abscess. The absence of pain is good.
But is there warmth in the area? Any drainage? Is the skin in the area red and swollen or is is regional swelling? ...Read more
See dentist: This is not a distinction you should try to make yourself. In either case it will require intervention and a good professional opinion is in order. ...Read more
Hi I am on amoxicillin for a dental abscess and am now having troubles with dihareeh is this normal and can I prevent it?
I'm on Dalacin 300mg thrice a day for 15 days for dental abscess infection. Can I safely do indoor cycling for 20-30 mins every alternate day? Thanks!
Should be able to: If you regularly do this. Hydrate well and if you feel sick stop. Do not overdo it with the infection. You can also check with your dentist who knows your situation better. ...Read more
Pain, swelling: Pain and swelling are the two classical symptoms. Even if you are not sure, see your dentist asap as infections will not go away on their own even if the pain does. Infections can spread quickly and cause serious complications including death. ...Read more
See a dentist: See your dentist as soon as possible. If you wait too long then you may loose your tooth. ...Read more
Abscess go home: A dental abscess can be destructive if the source is not treated or removed. An infected tooth, an infected periodontal pocket, fractured tooth resulting in nerve death and soft tissue damage are possible causes. If the tooth is not removed or root canal tx performed, or the pocket is not cleaned sterilized and corrected, or the fracture not taken care of it will worsen! ...Read more
Easily...: See your dentist, and he will evaluate your teeth, your gums around it and then take a new radiography/ x-ray. Then you can find out what's going on. Good luck. ...Read more
Dentist: This is something you should not put off or ignore. The complications with dental abscesses can be disastrous and seeing a dentist is important. Get better soon. ...Read more
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A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries (decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more
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