Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? I'm on augmentan is penicillin better?

Augmetin is perfect. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is my preferred antibiotic. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a synthetic penicillin and the better choice. Clindamycin is also an excellent choice.
Dental question. Because the question concerns augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) I would like to agree with dr. Melder that Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is superior to penicillin or Amoxicillin because it contains another chemical called clavulinic acid. This latter chemical prevents the breakdown of Amoxicillin by other bacteria. In regard to dental infections, an antibiotic that hits bacteria that can multiply in the absence of oxygen is needed.

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I'm taking penicillin for a tooth infection & tinidazole for bv. Are these safe to take together?

Consult pharmacist. A good communication between your physician, dentist & a pharmacist is essential when you are treated by more than one healthcare professional. Pharmacists have a computer program that checks the compatibility of different medications taken by patients at the same time. Try & stick to one pharmacy for your prescriptions so that your pharmacist knows all the medications you are taking.
It is safe. There is no drug interactions between penicillin and tinidazole.

I have a tooth infection I'm on penicillin 4Xs a day I just started it 2day I can't get in2 the dentist until next week#40;Tuesday) will this stop spreading?

Tooth abscess. A tooth abscess is an inflamation caused by a bacterial infection. Penicillin will help to ameliorate the problem, but the tooth abscess has to be drained to get rid of the infection. I think it will be ok to see your dentist next week. However if you have trouble breathing or swallowing go to er or urgent care. Hope it helps.
Depends. Antibiotics disrupt the bacterial growth, but a lot of bacteria have developed a resistance to various antibiotics. If the problem is controlled until next week, see your dentist and she/he can help. If the problem worsens, seek emergency care.
Maybe. If your situation is improving you can probably wait. If condition or swelling gets worse you should see a dentist, oral surgeon, or er at hospital asap. Not all infection respond to penicillin.

I have a tooth infection but I'm allergic to penicillin. Is 500mg Cipro (ciprofloxacin) something I can take to help?

No. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not an antibiotic used to fight dental infections, and even if it were, it would not cure your dental problems. Please call a local dentist, make an appointment, and be treated. You cannot do this on your own, no matter what. Dental problems need to be physically corrected by a dentist.
See a dentist ASAP. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a second-choice bacteriostatic antibiotic, becoming first choice for treating dental infections in patients allergic to penicillin. However, if you rely on antibiotics and not a definitive treatment, the infection will come back.
Penicillin testing. Even though Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is typically tolerated if pcn-allergic, sounds like HealthTap dentists don't feel it is effective on dental infections. Go see an allergist to get penicillin testing, so a dentist can prescribe you the best antibiotic. Good chance you're no longer allergic. And follow their recommendations; get it done right the first time.

Had a tooth infection which was treated Dec 14th but before being treated my chin and left side is all numb - I am on penicillin will this go away.

Dental infection. Go back and let the dentist see this. Either the swelling involved the nerve root secondarily or you had a primary infection of the nerve producing this numbness. You need to be examined to be diagnosed. Good luck.
99% of the time yes. If the tooth has been treated by extraction or root canal and the abcess resolves, the pressure on the mandibular nerve dissipates and normal feeling returns. If penicillin only has been relied upon for treatment, the abcess and pressure on the nerve can persist or return (the tooth must be removed or root canal done for healing though).

How long does penicillin treatment take for tooth infection?

Typically 48 hours. It typically can take up to 48 hours for most antibiotics to reach therapeutic effect in most people.
Varies. It takes about 24 hours for the antibiotic to begin working and it may take a few days for swelling to go down. Sometimes additional or different antibiotics have to be used if the first one didn't help. However, don't think that an antibiotic alone can fix the problem. It may make symptoms better, but you need to figure out why there is infection.