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How long should it take for my clindamycin to get rid of a tooth infection ?
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In brief: 24-48 hours
The antibiotic will not cure the infection but will decrease the pain until; you can havre dental treatment.

In brief: 24-48 hours
The antibiotic will not cure the infection but will decrease the pain until; you can havre dental treatment.
Dr. William Ledford
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: What type of infect?
Although Clindamycin penetrates bone fairly well i don't expect that the tooth infection will respond if it is a cavity.
If there is a peridontal abscess it will need to be drained or the tooth removed. If you are talking about gingivitis it should respond within a day or two unless due to organisms not sensitive.

In brief: What type of infect?
Although Clindamycin penetrates bone fairly well i don't expect that the tooth infection will respond if it is a cavity.
If there is a peridontal abscess it will need to be drained or the tooth removed. If you are talking about gingivitis it should respond within a day or two unless due to organisms not sensitive.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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