Antibiotics For Tooth Infection

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Antibiotics For Tooth Infection
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I have an antibiodic for tmp and I have a bad tooth which causes the roof of my mouth and gum to swell with infection it is very painfull and I do not have insurance. I was wondering if this antibiodic was something that would treat this infection... ## Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim can in-fact be used to treat a tooth infection, but it is not usually the first choice for dental infections since many of them respond better to other alternatives, such as Penicillin and Amoxicillin. Learn More: Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethopriml Details I would also consider speaking with a dentist about the underlying cause of this infection, just to make sure it's not something that will be reoccurring. I hope you get well soon! ## Thank you so much. I endeed got it filled today and begun taking it.... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Sulfamethoxazole.
Sun, Dec 16 '12, 3:19 PM
Skin Infection Antibiotics
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Can smz/tmp tab treat mouth sores ## Hi Linda, This question has an interesting response because Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim can actually cause sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips, as a rare but possible side effect. If these mouth sores that you're describing are related to an infection, I can confirm that this medication is also used for treatment of both tooth and gum infections; although it does not specify if mouth sores are included in this category of treatment. If I were in your shoes I would consider trying clove essential oil for any dental or mouth related infections or sores. There are also a good number of natural home remedies which you can find online, if these are identified as canker sores. Please post back with any additional information s... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Sulfamethoxazole.
Mon, Jun 04 '12, 6:52 PM
Antibiotics For Infection Cefdinir 300mg
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can u take cefdinir 300mg for a absessed tooth ## Cefdinir is a Cephalosporin class antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections, so yes, it can be used for treating a dental infection. However, you do need to be sure that it is an infection that calls for an antibiotic and that you have enough of the antibiotic to completely a full course of treatment. Learn more Cefdinir details here. Have you seen a dentist? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Cefdinir.
Thu, Jul 19 '12, 1:30 PM
Zpak for tooth infection
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Could a zpak be used for tooth infection? I am allergic to many antibiotics and use a zpak for sinus infections ## Hello, Topanga! How are you? It is just an antibiotic, so yes, it can be used for various types of infections. However, you shouldn't take it, unless your dentist or doctor has confirmed the presence of an infection and told you take it. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Antibiotics.
Wed, Jan 15 '14, 6:09 PM
cipro for tooth infection
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I had my teeth cleaned last week and after that I had pain in the left side of my face where I have a crown, the pain is getting worse that I can't sleep at night. I took Cipro 00 for 2 days now with out any change on the pain level. does that mean that it won't work? thank you ## Hello, Rara! How are you? The general rule with antibiotics is if they are working, there should be no worsening after the first 24 hours and you should see improvement after taking them for a full 3 days. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, the issue is that your pain may not be due to an infection and, if that is the case, then the antibiotic will not help. Have you consulted your de... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Cipro.
Sun, Oct 25 '15, 4:51 PM
antibiotics for wisdom tooth pain
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I have extreme wisdom tooth pain. Can a course of flucloxacillin help with this? ## It depends why you're having the pain. If it's due to an infection, then yes, the antibiotic can help. Its typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. However, if they are impacted, or otherwise growing in wrong the antibiotic will not help. Have you consulted your dentist? Regardless of what the problem is, it will still have to be corrected to prevent it from recurring in the future. ...
Updated 2 months ago in Antibiotics.
Sun, Aug 30 '15, 5:26 PM
Bactrim for tooth infection
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I used Bactrim; it takes more time to work than clindamycin. It has taken four days for the swelling to go down, but it has gone down and is almost normal now. I have double strength pills and will take them 2x a day for ten days. I also used the clove oil on my gums and that is working very well. They are going from red to pink again. You can buy this a CVS or Walgreens in the toothpaste isle. I also have been taking four advil 2x day for the swelling. ## Hello, KLF! How are you feeling? I'm glad the antibiotic worked for you. How fast it helps really depends on the nature of the bacteria and the severity of the infection. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything e... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Bactrim.
Sat, Apr 25 '15, 3:21 PM
Amoxycillin for tooth infection
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My doctor has perscribed me Amoxycillin for a tooth infection which is caused by my wissdom tooth. How long until it will start to kick in? I have been taking panadol for 3 days now although i only started my dose of antibiotics yesterday and am keen to see an improvement as i am in quite a bit of pain. ## Amox is an antibiotic which treats the infection and not the pain. All though it may feel better once the infection clears it may not stop the pain. You should see your Dentist who can prescribe pain killers and give you guidance on how to treat the problem to permanently stop the pain. ...
Updated 19 days ago in Panadol.
Fri, Nov 06 '15, 7:29 PM
can I take bactrim for tooth infection?
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I have bactrim but i never used it. IT is a new bottle can i start this new medication for my tooth ? PLease help i dont have. MOney for doctor or difftent medication ## Hello, Chastity! How are you? It is an antibiotic, so it can be used to treat various types of infections, however, it is not going to negate the need for a dental visit. Even if it clears up an infection, if you do have one, it will not fix the underlying problem that caused the infection, so it will just continue to recur. Are there any low-income clinics in your area? Side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. ## ARE ANTIBIOTICS STILL GOOD AFTER EXPIRATION DATE ? ## Can bactrium antibiotics be used to cure reoccurring Boyles? ...
Updated 2 months ago in Bactrim.
Thu, Sep 10 '15, 7:45 PM
is sulfameth used for tooth infections
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My doctor prescribed septra ds800 160 milligrams as a prophylactic for an abscess on my leg, now I have a major toothache under my bridge, can I use that for my tooth ache as Well and if so, how much do I use of what they gave me, can I increase the dosage? And if so how much do I increase it by in order for it to work effectively? ## Hello, Michelle! How are you? I'm sorry about the infections. You should see your dentist, as while this is an antibiotic, it may not be the appropriate one to treat the infection causing your toothache. Additionally, you need to have the underlying cause repaired to prevent the infection from recurring. The FDA lists the typical side effects of antibiotics as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there... ...
Updated 12 days ago in Septra.
Fri, Nov 13 '15, 4:00 PM
antibiotic tooth infection
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I do not take antibiotics because of severe reactions such as swollen eyelids and other issues.and also allergic to Flagyl. and possibly Levaquin. Also I believe antibiotics are over used and so far I have done without them for things everyone else takes them for such as Flu,colds and many other things. I use herbal products without most problems but now have a couple of painful tooth issues and perhaps some infections. I have no medical records to verify this due to many years of not having insurance or finances. I will see a dentist but having problems finding one that is more into natural products and low radiation x-rays. How can I ask for a Laboratory Culture in case I have to take some antibiotic: without causing a Dentist to become defensive and feel insulted.I am 70 yrs. old and... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Flagyl.
Mon, Aug 18 '14, 8:38 AM
Antibiotics teeth
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Can one use Cephalexin 500mg or Ciprofloxacn 500mg for tooth infection? ## Hello, Judy! How are you? Yes, they are both classified as antibiotics by the FDA, so they can be used. You should take whichever your dentist has prescribed. The typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 4 months ago in Cephalexin.
Thu, Jun 25 '15, 2:01 PM
antibiotics lupin
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can you use lupin 500 for your gums and teeth ## Yes, Lupin 500 (Cefprozil) can be used to treat mouth infections like tonsillitis as well as tooth/gum infections. You would however need to contact your doctor or pharmacy for proper dosage guidelines if you haven't done so already. To view more information about this drug, please click on the link below... Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ...
Updated 4 years ago in Cefprozil.
Sun, Oct 02 '11, 4:12 PM
dental antibiotics
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what antibiotics are mainly used for wisdom teeth infections ## I'm not too fond of prescription drugs, but I think Cephalexin is one of common interest. It is an antibiotic used to treat various types of infections. To view information about this drug please click on the link below... Although I personally suggest looking into Clove Essential Oil. It's a natural remedy for dental issues as far as alleviating tooth aches (anaesthetic properties) and fighting infections (antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal properties). Just make sure you don't use a lot of it at once (no more than a 2-4 drops in the desired area, as it is very concentrated and may be toxic in large doses. This generally is not something to worry about as you won't need more than the minimum amount to... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Cephalexin.
Wed, Jun 08 '11, 12:20 AM
doxycycl for swollen cheek due to tooth infection
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wondering if i can use 100 mg doxycycl to reduce swelling from toothache infection? cheek swollen but no money to see dentist at present ## Doxycycline is an antibiotic that's used to treat various types of infections, but trying to self-treat an infection in such a manner could create several problems. First of all, if these are leftover antibiotics from treating another infection, you may not have enough to fully eradicate the infection. Next is the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria, if that is the case. And another is the fact that is will not clear up the underlying issue that caused the infection, which means it will just keep returning and causing more problems. You do need to see your dentist as soon as possible. You can learn more Doxycycline details here. Are... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Doxycycline.
Tue, Apr 30 '13, 2:27 PM
Is sulfameth/trimethoprim Used For Tooth Infections
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My mother has an abscess tooth and there is not enough left to pull. She does not have insurance so she can not pay to get it cut out. She is prescribed an antibiotic but cannot afford it. I had an infection a few weeks ago and still have some of my antibiotics left and i need to know if she can take them for this. ## Having 'some' of your antibiotics isn't going to be enough to give her a full course and destroy the infection. (You should have finished all of them, when you were taking them, actually.) In addition, even a full course of antibiotics is not going to solve the problem, with a tooth in that shape, she will just keep getting recurring infections and letting a dental infection like that go untreated can be very dangerous. What I'd recommend is looking for a d... ...
Updated 3 years ago in Trimethoprim.
Thu, Apr 26 '12, 2:27 PM
Tooth Infection from my wisdom tooth
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Can cephalexin antibiotics be used to cure an infection in the gum from a wisdom tooth ## Yes, it is an antibiotic and is effective at treating many types of infections. The issue, however, is that if you have a bad tooth that's causing an infection, it can help clear up the infection, but will not fix the underlying problem. You will need to see a dentist for that. Learn more Cephalexin details here. You also need to make sure that you have enough of the antibiotic to finish a full course of it, or run the risk of developing antibiotic resistant bacteria. Did your dentist prescribe this? ## How long is a full course.. of taking antibiotic ## Which is better for a a wisdom tooth that is broken and exposing the root. The tooth is infected and it is causing pain all down the side of t... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Cephalexin.
Sat, Sep 12 '15, 8:14 AM
Can I Take Amoxk Clav875125tabsandoz For Tooth Infection
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it has gg o n the left side an n7 on the right side. it,s a white pill.amox/k clav875 125tabsandoz for tooth infection ## To answer your question, yes, you can take these pills for a tooth infection. Amoxicillin is included in the list of popularly prescribed antibiotics for tooth infections. Its effectiveness however, depends on how far the tooth infection has spread; and if required, combination therapy is followed. The effectiveness of amoxicillin for addressing tooth infection also largely depends upon taking it in correct dosage, which is decided by the concerned doctor. A common dosing method for a tooth infection is taking one pill 3 times a day, (i.e., after every 8 hours) for 10 days. I would recommend checking with your doctor to verify what might be best for you though. I hop... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Amoxicillin.
Sat, Oct 22 '11, 5:42 PM
amoxicillin for gum infection
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I have a gum infection because I have a bad tooth that needs to be pulled. The dentist prescribed me Amoxicillin 875 mg. I'm just wondering how long will it take for my gums to return back to normal. I've been taking the pills for 7 days and I have 3 days left. ## Hello, Shauna! How are you doing? The general rule for antibiotics is that you should start to see improvement after taking them for a full 3 days. If you still have swelling, it may not be the right one to treat the infection you have and you may need to ask about taking something else. When are you having the tooth extracted? It would be best to do it after the infection has improved, otherwise it may not numb properly. ## As rightlly said by Verwon, at seven days you shud ave had an improvement if not complete heali... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Amoxicillin.
Tue, Nov 11 '14, 5:12 AM
Antiobiotic or Tooth Infection Not Working
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Tooth Pain/Root Canal/Crown/Antibiotics Not Working/Severe Pain Just over a year ago I had a root canal and a crown on the same tooth. On and off when I would floss there was a little blood and the crown felt a little 'off.' But I had no problem chewing. Now these many months later out of nowhere-I wake in severe pain in THAT area. Anything bothers it. I mean anything. I'm in severe pain. I know pain as I am a patient with spine issues. Anyway I try to wait it out to see if it's temporary, I was afterall raised this way but after two, then three days, I can't take it anymore and the Orajel is NOT doing its thing. I call the dentist. Gets me in pretty quick. Thank you! Xrays taken, takes a look, cannot see anything. Prescribes antibiotics. After two and a half days, t... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Orajel.
Tue, Sep 23 '14, 2:47 PM

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