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I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday ) will this stop spreading?

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Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry
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In brief: Maybe

If your situation is improving you can probably wait.
If condition or swelling gets worse you should see a dentist, oral surgeon, or er at hospital asap. Not all infection respond to penicillin.

In brief: Maybe

If your situation is improving you can probably wait.
If condition or swelling gets worse you should see a dentist, oral surgeon, or er at hospital asap. Not all infection respond to penicillin.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
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Dr. Duane Keller
Dentistry

In brief: Depends

Antibiotics disrupt the bacterial growth, but a lot of bacteria have developed a resistance to various antibiotics.
If the problem is controlled until next week, see your dentist and she/he can help. If the problem worsens, seek emergency care.

In brief: Depends

Antibiotics disrupt the bacterial growth, but a lot of bacteria have developed a resistance to various antibiotics.
If the problem is controlled until next week, see your dentist and she/he can help. If the problem worsens, seek emergency care.
Dr. Duane Keller
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess is an inflamation caused by a bacterial infection.
Penicillin will help to ameliorate the problem, but the tooth abscess has to be drained to get rid of the infection. I think it will be ok to see your dentist next week. However if you have trouble breathing or swallowing go to er or urgent care. Hope it helps.

In brief: Tooth abscess

A tooth abscess is an inflamation caused by a bacterial infection.
Penicillin will help to ameliorate the problem, but the tooth abscess has to be drained to get rid of the infection. I think it will be ok to see your dentist next week. However if you have trouble breathing or swallowing go to er or urgent care. Hope it helps.
Dr. Paul Grin
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