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Can i take the antibiotic Flagyl for an absesed tooth with a bump on the gum. My tooth is infected with a big bum on the gum. Can i take Flagyl for the antibiotic?

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Dr. Joseph Jeu
Family Medicine

In brief: The

The bump on the gum is called an epulis and is a sign of a tooth abscess.
Antibiotics will help a little, but unfortunately will not cure your problem. You will need to see a dentist and may need a root canal procedure performed..

In brief: The

The bump on the gum is called an epulis and is a sign of a tooth abscess.
Antibiotics will help a little, but unfortunately will not cure your problem. You will need to see a dentist and may need a root canal procedure performed..
Dr. Joseph Jeu
Dr. Joseph Jeu
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Dr. John Kim
Ophthalmology

In brief: If

If you have an absess on your gum, Flagyl is not a good choice.
Flagyl is a good anti-parasitic and has limited efficacy against the bacteria. For an absess, you may need an incision and drainage in addition to stronger antibiotic. You should see your dentist.

In brief: If

If you have an absess on your gum, Flagyl is not a good choice.
Flagyl is a good anti-parasitic and has limited efficacy against the bacteria. For an absess, you may need an incision and drainage in addition to stronger antibiotic. You should see your dentist.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim
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