When will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reduce swelling from tooth abscess?

Tooth abscess. If you are self medicating, probably never (without also treating the cause of the infection). If it was prescribed by a dentist, you need to discuss what to expect from the prescribing dentist. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would not be my first choice of antibiotics for dental infections. If the swelling does not diminish within 2-3 days, you need to let your dentist know that immediately.If it worsens, even sooner.
What's the source? Depending on the 4 origins / sources of abscess(from gum. Tip of the root, fracture, or previous root canal) then augmentin(anti-biotic) may work , but that only for short period of time.. Until the source of abscess is treated, cleaned, or cleared. See ur dentist, or his/ her referral soon.
Usually 48-72 hours. The key here is usually. Many dental infections may never respond to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (or any antibiotic for that matter). The best option is to address the source with treatment rather than medicine. Some infections could require drainage in order to become susceptible to antibiotics.
Yes for a short time. The source of infection is inside your tooth in the pulp space. If it is not cleaned out the bacteria will constantly leak out into your jaw bone and the bone will get re-infected. By taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (too broad spectrum in my opinion) you may develop drug resistance and make it harder to treat in the future. However, taking antibiotics will usually buy you some time. See your dentist asap.
2-3 days. But it is only temporary relief; you need to get the problem addressed. Check with your dentist.

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Hello, is it normal to have pain with a tooth after abscess drainage? I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 5 days and will have root canal treatment. No swelling.

Pain is not normal. Pain is always a sign something is wrong. Even though you have been on antibiotics, there is probably still some swelling even if it is not visible. Root canal therapy should take care of your problem. Read more...
Yes and No. Unfortunately, there isn't a clear answer for your questions. There are several factors that determine whether or not there is pain, and its severity. Some people have no pain at all with a dental abscess, while others are in severe pain. See your dentist as soon as possible to continue your treatment. Read more...
Can be. You should have some relief. The root canal treatment should take care of the rest. Often with infection the endodontist will "open" the tooth to allow drainage through the tooth. Sometimes they will place a drain in the opening of the tooth and have you back after a few days to continue. If yu are still in moderate to severe pain -- see the endodontist. Good luck. Read more...

Have had a tooth abscess for three months just swelled up recently. Its hard and doesn't hurt but uncomfortable. Will augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg take swell down?

Likely. The antibiotic, Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will likely help deal with an associated dental infection but it still possible if there is any significant purulent(pus) collection associated with this infection that it may require a surgical drainage but a dentist/oral surgeon. Often, abscesses will only fully respond to treatment when they are drained. Make sure you have follow up with a dentist. Read more...
Tooth abscess. you have had an infection for several months. Antibiotics alone will it cure an abcsessed tooth The only way to get rid inthe infection is to treat the tooth,the source of the infection, by removing the tooth or with a root canal if the tooth is treatable. See a dentist or an oral surgeon ASAP and get this taken care of. It is not good for the rest of your body to.have an infection this long. Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. Read more...
Tooth Abscess. At some point in time that abscess will swell up and become more than uncomfortable. You need definitive dental care, not just antibiotics. Please call a dentist for an appointment. Read more...

How long before severe tooth abscess infection resolves with augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Variable. Short answer: 48-72 hours or more. Long answer: many advanced infections may never respond to antibiotics. Treatment through root canal therapy, drainage, or extraction should accelerate resolution of the infection. Time to go see your dentist or endodontist. Read more...
Depends on cause. Depends on too many factors including severity, cause, area, your general health and more factors. Some will never resolve. You must see your dentist to definitively treat the cause of your infection. Read more...
It doesn't . Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesn't resolve the abscess, it simply takes it out of the painful acute phase, making you more comfortable. That takes about 48 hr. The cause on the abscess must be addressed! see your dentist or an endodontist to resolve your problem! Read more...

Had a tooth abscess for months, recently swollen again augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) doesnt seem to be working after 3 days Cant get seen til wed. Will I be ok til then?

Get it seen soon. Having taken the same antibiotic before, the bacteria may have grown resistant to it. Additionally, not only will the pain of pus under pressure be unbearable, you run the risk of getting a blood infection, bone infection or most seriously, a Central Nervous System infection. Get it seen over the next few days if not, today. Read more...
Unknown. Cannot determine what will happen between now and Wednesday. You're long overdue for dental care, and the antibiotics you are self medicating with are not working. Personally I would try to be seen ASAP. Your situation may soon become critical without care since you have procrastinated for so long. Read more...
See a dentist ASAP. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC for pain control. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. Read more...

Can you tell in advance if a tooth abscess is draining in to throat? On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg and worried in the mean time until they kick in.

Unfortunately no. Over the internet, without an exam, it is unknown if your dental abscess is draining into your oral cavity and down your throat. It takes 24 to 48 hours for the antibiotics to really take effect, so contact your dentist if the situation worsens. Read more...
See your dentist . An antiobiotic is rarely sufficient to treat an abscess. The source of the infection must be removed to keep the problem from getting worse. Usually, this means removing the nerve and blood supply from the center of the tooth or removing the tooth itself depending on the diagnosis. See your dentist. . Read more...
Dentist. Dentist or Oral Surgeon can tell if abscess is draining. Hopefully it is. While the antibiotic will limit spread and severity of infection, the abscess has to be physically treated for a "cure." Pills won't do it. See your Dentist for root canal Rx or extraction. Read more...
UnlikelyToDrain. If it's an abscess at the root of the tooth it can't drain into The throat. If it's a gum abscess it's conceivable . If your worried about infection/ pus getting into your throat, it's not likely to harm you. Any bacteria you swallow will be killed by your stomach acid. Read more...

Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Hard to say. Anxiety can certainly cause difficulties in swallowing. An allergic reaction to the antibiotic would involve itching, tingling, swelling in the throat, mouth and/or lips. Are you having any trouble breathing? If so then I would be evaluated by a doctor. Better to be safe in this situation. Read more...
Antibiotic. What's the sensation? May be anxiety, may be allergic reaction to the Penicillin. Talk to the prescribing practitioner or go to ER. Note that antibiotics don't cure infected teeth, just limit the spread of infection until you can have root canal treatment or extraction accomplished. Read more...

Abscessed tooth. Pen vk for 13 days and still infected. Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) safe when I have a pineal gland cyst since it lowers the seizure threshold?

Here is the issue- The antibiotic is to tide you over until you get required dental care. The dental treatment is the what cures it -not the antibiotics. Please see a dentist asap ! Read more...
Get help NOW! 13 days of antibiotics is 2-3 times longer than you should have gone without definitive treatment. Antibiotics control the spread of dental infections, but by themselves do not cure them. The tooth needs root canal treatment or extraction for "cure." pills alone won't do it. Ask your dentist to refer you to endodontist or oral surgeon immediately. Read more...
See dentist. an antibiotic simply brings an abscess from acute phase to chronic phase but it does NOT solve the cause. You will need a root canal or extraction for that! Augmentin for 10 days is generally prescribed and is safe. But get to your dentist ASAP. Read more...
See any dentist. to drain the dental abscess. If not treated, a serious dental abscess can eventually kill. The infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, eyes, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. The antibiotics (Penicillin is the most common) will give you only a temporary relief. See any dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Read more...