4 doctors weighed in:

Sulfamethoxazole for toothache, is this okay?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Wilkoff
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Probably not the best antibiotic for a dental infection.
If you are not allergic to penicillin type medicines, Amoxicillin would be the preferred antibiotic.

In brief: Not really

Probably not the best antibiotic for a dental infection.
If you are not allergic to penicillin type medicines, Amoxicillin would be the preferred antibiotic.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: See your dentist

You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms.
Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. Ask your dentist for more information.

In brief: See your dentist

You must treat the source of the infection, not only the symptoms.
Therefore, you need to clean out the inside of the tooth to remove the bacteria which is the source of the infection. The antibiotics cannot reach the source of the infection. Ask your dentist for more information.
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Dr. Stephen Shpeen
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: Sulfamethoxazole

The use of that antibiotic is ok.
It will only be effective if your tooth is infected. If your tooth is not infected you do not need an antibiotic like that. So if you have a toothache i advise you to see a dentist to diagnose your problem. Good luck with that!

In brief: Sulfamethoxazole

The use of that antibiotic is ok.
It will only be effective if your tooth is infected. If your tooth is not infected you do not need an antibiotic like that. So if you have a toothache i advise you to see a dentist to diagnose your problem. Good luck with that!
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