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How long would it take for amoxicillin to get rid of a tooth infection ?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: See a dentist ASAP
The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck.

In brief: See a dentist ASAP
The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: It won't
No antibiotic will totally resolve a tooth infection.
. the cause of the infection needs to be determined and treated. Antibiotics will minimize the symptoms and will help prevent it from spreading. Please see a dentist for proper care.

In brief: It won't
No antibiotic will totally resolve a tooth infection.
. the cause of the infection needs to be determined and treated. Antibiotics will minimize the symptoms and will help prevent it from spreading. Please see a dentist for proper care.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Michael Sandoval
It generally takes two days for the antibiotic to relieve the infection but the cause of the infection needs to be properly treated
Dr. Randolph Todd
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If the cause of the tooth infection is originating in the root canal system, no antibiotic is going to get rid of the infection.
It will possibly reduce the symptoms but the only way to get rid of the infection is to treat the root canal infection. The antibiotic will not reach the bacteria within the tooth because the "pulp" no longer has a circulation to carry the drug to the bacteria.

In brief: Depends
If the cause of the tooth infection is originating in the root canal system, no antibiotic is going to get rid of the infection.
It will possibly reduce the symptoms but the only way to get rid of the infection is to treat the root canal infection. The antibiotic will not reach the bacteria within the tooth because the "pulp" no longer has a circulation to carry the drug to the bacteria.
Dr. Randolph Todd
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: Perhaps never
If the infection is mild and no abscess has formed it should respond very quickly, assuming that the bacteria causing the infection are sensitive to Amoxicillin (which is quite likely).
If more than 48 hrs have passed without improvement strongly suggest you go back to the dentist for reassessment.

In brief: Perhaps never
If the infection is mild and no abscess has formed it should respond very quickly, assuming that the bacteria causing the infection are sensitive to Amoxicillin (which is quite likely).
If more than 48 hrs have passed without improvement strongly suggest you go back to the dentist for reassessment.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Most but not all dental infections respond to amoxicillin.
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several days
You should always take antibiotics until the bottle is empty - often the signs of infection are gone long before your body is finished fighting it off.
For a tooth, it depends on what part of it is infected. Typically, 7 or 8 days.

In brief: Several days
You should always take antibiotics until the bottle is empty - often the signs of infection are gone long before your body is finished fighting it off.
For a tooth, it depends on what part of it is infected. Typically, 7 or 8 days.
Dr. Stephen Carstensen
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