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What antibiotic can I take for an infected tooth pain is bad and for 2 days I'm feeling continuous pain in my jaw in the area that the tooth is in?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a dentist ASAP

Antibiotics are rarely required and should only be used as an adjunct to dental treatment for infection since they may complicate further outcome.
Take the NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control pain and see your dentist ASAP.

In brief: See a dentist ASAP

Antibiotics are rarely required and should only be used as an adjunct to dental treatment for infection since they may complicate further outcome.
Take the NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) to control pain and see your dentist ASAP.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth infection

If your tooth is really infected, you need to see a dentist immediately.
Antibiotics to not solve dental problems, them manage the infection while you are under a dentist's care. Please call for an appointment and feel better soon...

In brief: Tooth infection

If your tooth is really infected, you need to see a dentist immediately.
Antibiotics to not solve dental problems, them manage the infection while you are under a dentist's care. Please call for an appointment and feel better soon...
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Penicillin, but

Penicillin most commonly prescribed.
But the problem needs to be cured by your dentist.

In brief: Penicillin, but

Penicillin most commonly prescribed.
But the problem needs to be cured by your dentist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Antobiotic

Antibiotic will not cure infection, merely control spread.
Once you stop, infection will come roaring back. Call Dentist, make appointment, ask him/her which antibiotic to take until your appointment.

In brief: Antobiotic

Antibiotic will not cure infection, merely control spread.
Once you stop, infection will come roaring back. Call Dentist, make appointment, ask him/her which antibiotic to take until your appointment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Need to See Dentist

Because there's no blood supply to the infected tooth, no antibiotic can ever cure you.
You must see your dentist before the infection spreads.

In brief: Need to See Dentist

Because there's no blood supply to the infected tooth, no antibiotic can ever cure you.
You must see your dentist before the infection spreads.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Dr. Robert Douglas
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