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Which online antibiotics get rid of my tooth abscess?
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: None get rid of
Not sure what an online antibiotic is.
No antibiotics will get rid of a tooth abscess but will slow its progression and decrease the inflammation until you can get definitive treatment of extraction or a root canal. Common dental antibiotics are penicillin, amoxicillin, and clindamycin.

In brief: None get rid of
Not sure what an online antibiotic is.
No antibiotics will get rid of a tooth abscess but will slow its progression and decrease the inflammation until you can get definitive treatment of extraction or a root canal. Common dental antibiotics are penicillin, amoxicillin, and clindamycin.
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. Christine Fox
An antibiotic might help the infection temporarily, but it WILL come back within a short amount of time, if not treated by a dentist.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: See a Dentist
Self treatment is even a "bad idea" for even us, as physician's, let alone a "lay person" please see a dentist or oral surgeon who may need to drain the abscess first.

In brief: See a Dentist
Self treatment is even a "bad idea" for even us, as physician's, let alone a "lay person" please see a dentist or oral surgeon who may need to drain the abscess first.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree
In brief: See your dentist...
A tooth abscess is not cured by antibiotics.
The cause must be addressed. If the cause is not addressed the infection can become very serious. Please see a dentist to treat this well and to prevent something serious. I realize you may be wanting to save effort, time, and money. However, an abscess requires professional attention.

In brief: See your dentist...
A tooth abscess is not cured by antibiotics.
The cause must be addressed. If the cause is not addressed the infection can become very serious. Please see a dentist to treat this well and to prevent something serious. I realize you may be wanting to save effort, time, and money. However, an abscess requires professional attention.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: None
Antibiotics will not get rid of a tooth abscess.
You need to see a dentist for treatment. The dentist may prescribe an antibiotic to temporarily control the infection to allow him/her to treat you. In the numbing of the tooth for treatment, too much infection may prevent the anesthetic from working well and keeping you pain free.

In brief: None
Antibiotics will not get rid of a tooth abscess.
You need to see a dentist for treatment. The dentist may prescribe an antibiotic to temporarily control the infection to allow him/her to treat you. In the numbing of the tooth for treatment, too much infection may prevent the anesthetic from working well and keeping you pain free.
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