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Will cefzil (cefprozil) help with an absess tooth?

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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Not the drug of choice but it is a very strong cephalosporin.
It's best to match the strength and type of the antibiotic to the severity of the abcess. It will do until you can get to a dentist to evaluate the situation and prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. It is very strong and usually used when other will not.

In brief: Yes

Not the drug of choice but it is a very strong cephalosporin.
It's best to match the strength and type of the antibiotic to the severity of the abcess. It will do until you can get to a dentist to evaluate the situation and prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. It is very strong and usually used when other will not.
Dr. Meng Syn
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not entirely ...

In some cases, if an abscess is present, even.

In brief: Not entirely ...

In some cases, if an abscess is present, even.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe??

Cefzil (cefprozil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic that can be used, but these medications are not the primary drug of choice for a tooth abcess.
Also, antibiotic treatment of an abcess is only part of treatment needed. Endodontic (root canal) therapy or extraction are mandatory if one wants to permanently destroy the infection of the abcess.

In brief: Maybe??

Cefzil (cefprozil) is a cephalosporin antibiotic that can be used, but these medications are not the primary drug of choice for a tooth abcess.
Also, antibiotic treatment of an abcess is only part of treatment needed. Endodontic (root canal) therapy or extraction are mandatory if one wants to permanently destroy the infection of the abcess.
Dr. Michael Montgomery
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Cefzil (cefprozil) will help.

In brief: Yes

Cefzil (cefprozil) will help.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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