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Is clindamycin a good choice for an abcessed tooth?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: One of many but....

An abscessed tooth, if it is determined that it can be saved, is best treated by a combination of definitive treatment to remove the cause of the infection, along with an appropriate antibiotic to help your body fight the infection and prevent its spread.
Your treating dentist will determine what is best for you after reviewing your medical\dental history. Clindamycin is one of many prescribed.

In brief: One of many but....

An abscessed tooth, if it is determined that it can be saved, is best treated by a combination of definitive treatment to remove the cause of the infection, along with an appropriate antibiotic to help your body fight the infection and prevent its spread.
Your treating dentist will determine what is best for you after reviewing your medical\dental history. Clindamycin is one of many prescribed.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, Clindamycin 300mg, every 6 hours for 1 week is a good choice for an infection.
It will usually work better than amoxicillin. Some people may get upset stomach with antibiotics which is not considered an allergy.

In brief: Yes

Yes, Clindamycin 300mg, every 6 hours for 1 week is a good choice for an infection.
It will usually work better than amoxicillin. Some people may get upset stomach with antibiotics which is not considered an allergy.
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dr. Stanley Lin
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

The best treatment for an abscessed tooth is to get to the root cause of the infection then treat the infection.
Using antibiotics is only a temporary fix and can cause a larger infection later. You can also develop resistance to the medication.

In brief: No

The best treatment for an abscessed tooth is to get to the root cause of the infection then treat the infection.
Using antibiotics is only a temporary fix and can cause a larger infection later. You can also develop resistance to the medication.
Dr. Marvin Pantangco
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

This is great antibiotic to treat tooth infections.
It can cause an upset stomach however.

In brief: Yes

This is great antibiotic to treat tooth infections.
It can cause an upset stomach however.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Clinda is one of a few very good antibiotic choices to treat infections of the mouth/teeth.
Antibiotic choice is based on the bacteria at the particular site and their susceptibility to specific antibiotics.

In brief: Yes

Clinda is one of a few very good antibiotic choices to treat infections of the mouth/teeth.
Antibiotic choice is based on the bacteria at the particular site and their susceptibility to specific antibiotics.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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