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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) or amoxcillin better for tooth infection?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic.
Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket.

In brief: Usually Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic.
Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection is due to acute periodontal disease, the initial treatment could be Arestin (tetracycline family) placed into the gumline pocket.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Irrelevant

Antibiotics do not treat the problem..
. seek dental care at once.

In brief: Irrelevant

Antibiotics do not treat the problem..
. seek dental care at once.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No difference

If you rely on antibiotics and not a definitive treatment, the infection will come back.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck.

In brief: No difference

If you rely on antibiotics and not a definitive treatment, the infection will come back.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)

For abscesses of endodontic origin, i usually prefer augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).

In brief: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)

For abscesses of endodontic origin, i usually prefer augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate).
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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