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Is amoxicillin a good antibiotic for a tooth infection?

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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually

Provided you are not allergic to penicillins, Amoxil typically works well.
For more aggressive or severe infections or those refractory to amoxil, i usually go with clindamycin. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is Amoxil plus another ingredient works well too. But the short answer is 'yes...Usually'.

In brief: Usually

Provided you are not allergic to penicillins, Amoxil typically works well.
For more aggressive or severe infections or those refractory to amoxil, i usually go with clindamycin. Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is Amoxil plus another ingredient works well too. But the short answer is 'yes...Usually'.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Randolph Todd
Dentistry - Endodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Bacteria that cause oral diseases are frequently susceptible to the "penicillin" family drugs.
Amoxicillin is within that family and is the drug of choice for many oral infections. It is of the utmost importance to be sure however that no allergy exists prior to taking any medication and that it is appropriate for the specific infection. Check with your dentist for the correct drug and dosage.

In brief: Yes

Bacteria that cause oral diseases are frequently susceptible to the "penicillin" family drugs.
Amoxicillin is within that family and is the drug of choice for many oral infections. It is of the utmost importance to be sure however that no allergy exists prior to taking any medication and that it is appropriate for the specific infection. Check with your dentist for the correct drug and dosage.
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

If you are not allergic to that, or penicillin.

In brief: Yes

If you are not allergic to that, or penicillin.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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