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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) antibiotic effective in treating a tooth infection?

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Dr. Travis Campbell
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a normal med

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection.
There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth.

In brief: Not a normal med

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can be effective, but it is far down on the list of first choices for a dental infection.
There are other antibiotics much more suited to dental bacteria. Your dentist should be able to check your medical history and get you a medication that will work better. Please get treatment as well, antibiotics are short term solutions and cannot reach bacteria inside a tooth.
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Amoxicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics of choice for dental infections.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a poor choice.

In brief: No

Amoxicillin and Clindamycin are the antibiotics of choice for dental infections.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a poor choice.
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