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Is 500 mg of amoxicillin 4 x day for 7 days enough to clear a dental abscess?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Maybe
Adequate duration of therapy has not been clearly determined for most infections, and we often make guesstimates.
I would imagine that if the abscess was drained, no underlying tissues like bone were involved, that this regimen would be adequate.

In brief: Maybe
Adequate duration of therapy has not been clearly determined for most infections, and we often make guesstimates.
I would imagine that if the abscess was drained, no underlying tissues like bone were involved, that this regimen would be adequate.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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In brief: Sometimes
Amoxicillin is usually a good starter, bt sometimes a stronger antibiotic is needed, such as clindamycin.

In brief: Sometimes
Amoxicillin is usually a good starter, bt sometimes a stronger antibiotic is needed, such as clindamycin.
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