Can Septra Ds Be Prescribed For An Abscess Tooth?

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I chipped one of my back molars and a few days later I woke up with a swollen face and tooth pain, so I immediately went to an urgent care clinic and was examined by a doctor. The doctor prescribed me hydrocodone for the tooth pain and Septra DS for the infection in the tooth, and the next day I got into to see my dentist for X-ray and exam. Afterward, I explained to my dentist everything I mentioned above about seeing an Urgent Care clinic and what I was prescribed. My dentist confirmed with me that the antibiotic Septra was fine to take for my tooth infection. However, I am now doing research on the internet about what doctors/dentists typically prescribe for a tooth abscess and all the results is showing amoxicillin and other types of penicillin as a first choice antibiotic, so now I'm getting leery about whether or not I'm taking the best or right antibiotic for my abscess tooth?

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Verwon Says:

Hello, John! How are you?

Yes, it is fine to take it, as your dentist said. It is a broad spectrum antibiotic that can be used to treat many types of bacterial infections.

While it is true that some antibiotics are better than others at eradicating some bacteria, it's usually only a concern with cases of specific bacteria, such as MRSA or strep.

The FDA lists the typical side effects of this antibiotic as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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