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How long before severe tooth abscess infection resolves with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on cause

Depends on too many factors including severity, cause, area, your general health and more factors.
Some will never resolve. You must see your dentist to definitively treat the cause of your infection.

In brief: Depends on cause

Depends on too many factors including severity, cause, area, your general health and more factors.
Some will never resolve. You must see your dentist to definitively treat the cause of your infection.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Short answer: 48-72 hours or more.
Long answer: many advanced infections may never respond to antibiotics. Treatment through root canal therapy, drainage, or extraction should accelerate resolution of the infection. Time to go see your dentist or endodontist.

In brief: Variable

Short answer: 48-72 hours or more.
Long answer: many advanced infections may never respond to antibiotics. Treatment through root canal therapy, drainage, or extraction should accelerate resolution of the infection. Time to go see your dentist or endodontist.
Dr. Jonathan Richards
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It doesn't

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesn't resolve the abscess, it simply takes it out of the painful acute phase, making you more comfortable.
That takes about 48 hr. The cause on the abscess must be addressed! see your dentist or an endodontist to resolve your problem!

In brief: It doesn't

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesn't resolve the abscess, it simply takes it out of the painful acute phase, making you more comfortable.
That takes about 48 hr. The cause on the abscess must be addressed! see your dentist or an endodontist to resolve your problem!
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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