If you have an infection on teeth for example a wisdom tooth, would antibiotics work? Or do you need to take the teeth out?

Infections of Teeth. Infections of the teeth are not like a sore throat or a chest cold or a sinus condition where antibiotics resolve your problem. After taking an antibiotic the offending tooth is still there and the infection returns. Please see a local dentist to determine why the tooth is infected and if extraction is necessary.

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I had a wisdom tooth out recently, I then got an infection and I'm due to take my last anitbiotic today. Should the pain have completely gone by now?

How recently ? And how much pain? How difficult was the extraction? It's so hare to give you a meaningful answer without this information. Understand that your extraction was a minor surgery and that everyone heals at a different pace. Add your infection, and it might take longer for you to heal. Your surgeon would be better prepared to advise you. Read more...
Not necessary. The removal of impacted teeth is a serious surgical procedure.Post operative pain in some cases, may last up to 7 - 14 days before completely subsiding. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for mild to moderate pain. Read more...