My husband has RA he has some abseset teeth. The whole right side of his face is swellon. Would the antibotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 800/160 help with his absest.?

See a dentist. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not the first choice to treat dental abscess, and it is unwise to take antibiotics unless prescribed by a doctor. Take your husband to a dentist today as facial swelling is dangerous! they can advise on the correct antibiotic. The abscess will not fully go away with just antibiotics. The infected teeth need to be treated to eliminate the source of infection.
Abcess. The best treatment for abscess is to be drained surgically. For any oral infection one of the best antibiotics is penicillin., talk to a dentist.

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I have a tooth absess I have bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) will this antibiotic help?

Maybe, but see Dr. A dental abscess is an infection and aside from pain could be potentially life threatening! Treating it yourself with extra antibiotics that may or not be effective against the bacterial infection is at best a bandaid. You need to see a dentist for appropriate care and to prevent a more serious situation. Call now for an appointment and stress that it's serious. Good luck! Read more...
Tooth needs Rx. Dr Freedman is correct. Antibiotics may help limit spread of infection for as long as you take them, but infection will come roaring back once antibiotic stopped. The tooth itself needs to be treated. This isn't a DIY process. Please call your Dentist. He/she has years of training and experience to help you...the computer doesn't. See a Pro. Read more...
It may, but . normally it is quite difficult for any antibiotic to get to the abscess in an abscessed tooth.The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental treatment. The treatments are: root canal treatment, tooth extraction and/or in some cases, drainage surgery. The antibiotic is an adjunctive treatment only. Hope it helps. . Read more...
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See your dentist. Bactrim is a pretty potent antibiotic. Most dental infections are treated with less powerful antibiotics such as penicillin, clindamycin, Zithromax, or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). I would recommend seeing your dentist for one of these as bactrim is not a typical antibiotic of choice for tooth related infections. Hope this helps! Read more...

Antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is used for abcess in the tooth?

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