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Are antibiotic injections used to treat a tooth infections?
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In brief: If serious, yes!
A serious and acute dental infection, especially one threatening to block a person's ability to breathe may very well require a dose of IV antibiotics to get the infection under control until the offending tooth (teeth) can be treated.

In brief: If serious, yes!
A serious and acute dental infection, especially one threatening to block a person's ability to breathe may very well require a dose of IV antibiotics to get the infection under control until the offending tooth (teeth) can be treated.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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In brief: Antibiotic injection
There are injections that go under the gums that are a low dose minocycline hcl called Arestin that do not treat tooth infections but may help a little with gum infections if used together with deep cleaning or some inflammation, not all dentists use it.
Consult w yours if that is what your referring to.

In brief: Antibiotic injection
There are injections that go under the gums that are a low dose minocycline hcl called Arestin that do not treat tooth infections but may help a little with gum infections if used together with deep cleaning or some inflammation, not all dentists use it.
Consult w yours if that is what your referring to.
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
In brief: Can be but
Most of the time this occurs it is in a hospital/er setting and is only a temp fix and you should see a dental provider for care.
If the tooth is not taken care of then the antibiotic injection will not be sufficient to resolve the issue completely. If it is a tooth infection you are going to need a root canal or extraction guaranteed.

In brief: Can be but
Most of the time this occurs it is in a hospital/er setting and is only a temp fix and you should see a dental provider for care.
If the tooth is not taken care of then the antibiotic injection will not be sufficient to resolve the issue completely. If it is a tooth infection you are going to need a root canal or extraction guaranteed.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
In brief: Antibiotics
Yes, possibly if the infection is severe.
However, the antibiotic is more often prescribed to be taken by mouth as most tooth and gum infections are mild. Penicillins are the drug of choice. This family of antibiotics includes amoxicillin, ampicillin. Etc.

In brief: Antibiotics
Yes, possibly if the infection is severe.
However, the antibiotic is more often prescribed to be taken by mouth as most tooth and gum infections are mild. Penicillins are the drug of choice. This family of antibiotics includes amoxicillin, ampicillin. Etc.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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