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Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for tooth infection and for 15 days is that safe?

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Dr. William Jakavick
Dentistry - Cosmetic
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In brief: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)??

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually not the antibiotic of choice for a tooth infection, but rather more serious systemic infection.
Amoxicillin, clindamycin, Augmentin are much more common for tooth infection. Question the prescriber about choice and duration. Antibiotic will not alone cure a tooth infection, treatment such as root canal or extraction of the tooth will usually be necessary for complete healing.

In brief: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)??

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is usually not the antibiotic of choice for a tooth infection, but rather more serious systemic infection.
Amoxicillin, clindamycin, Augmentin are much more common for tooth infection. Question the prescriber about choice and duration. Antibiotic will not alone cure a tooth infection, treatment such as root canal or extraction of the tooth will usually be necessary for complete healing.
Dr. William Jakavick
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Misunderstanding

Seems to be a misunderstanding among many of the people who write into healthtap that taking an antibiotic will "cure" an infected tooth.
Not so. Antibiotic will help limit the infection until the source of the infection can be treated (root canal rx or extraction. Please discuss this with your dentist.

In brief: Misunderstanding

Seems to be a misunderstanding among many of the people who write into healthtap that taking an antibiotic will "cure" an infected tooth.
Not so. Antibiotic will help limit the infection until the source of the infection can be treated (root canal rx or extraction. Please discuss this with your dentist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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