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How long does it take for antibiotics to relieve pain from tooth infection after filling?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
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In brief: 24 to 72 hours

Antibiotics can start providing relief anywhere from 24 to 72 hours.
If you don't have any relief by 72 hours you should call your dentist as you might need a different antibiotic or an emergency dental treatment. For temporary relief you can take OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen). The only way to cure a dental infection is with dental treatment.

In brief: 24 to 72 hours

Antibiotics can start providing relief anywhere from 24 to 72 hours.
If you don't have any relief by 72 hours you should call your dentist as you might need a different antibiotic or an emergency dental treatment. For temporary relief you can take OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen). The only way to cure a dental infection is with dental treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics are not pain relievers.
.. They are antibiotics (they kill bacteria). If you have an infection from a nerve that has gone bad, expect 24 to 72 hours before you start feeling relief. In the meantime take pain meds to help manage your pain.

In brief: Antibiotics

Antibiotics are not pain relievers.
.. They are antibiotics (they kill bacteria). If you have an infection from a nerve that has gone bad, expect 24 to 72 hours before you start feeling relief. In the meantime take pain meds to help manage your pain.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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