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How long does the penicillin take to kick in if my wisdom tooth hurts?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No good answer

If your wisdom tooth hurts because of a cavity or it's impacted, no amount of penicillin regardless of how long you are on it will resolve the problem. If the wisdom tooth is coming in straight and there is sufficient room for it, the penicillin (plus(warm salt water rinses, and otc pain medication) may help within a couple of days.
You should see a dentist to evaluate and advise you properly.

In brief: No good answer

If your wisdom tooth hurts because of a cavity or it's impacted, no amount of penicillin regardless of how long you are on it will resolve the problem. If the wisdom tooth is coming in straight and there is sufficient room for it, the penicillin (plus(warm salt water rinses, and otc pain medication) may help within a couple of days.
You should see a dentist to evaluate and advise you properly.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Few days

However, it's better to visit your dentist sooner rather than later to find out what's going on and remove your wisdom tooth.

In brief: Few days

However, it's better to visit your dentist sooner rather than later to find out what's going on and remove your wisdom tooth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Overnight

Usually over night.
If no better after overnight, see dentist. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

In brief: Overnight

Usually over night.
If no better after overnight, see dentist. For best results with wisdom teeth, make sure you are evaluated and treated by a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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