Tooth Extraction Infection Amoxicillin

Bexy Says:

I have had seven teeth extracted a week ago. I am on amoxicillin 500 3 times a day as I have an infection and in terrible pain! I have been on them for 3 days, almost 4. How long until the infection clears and the pain stops? Also is corsodyl mouth wash good for healing of the gums after extractions? Thanks.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Bexy! How are you?

You should be starting to see improvement of the infection by now, it usually only takes about 3 days of taking the antibiotic. Thus, if there's been no change and you're still in pain, please return to your doctor, you may need to try a different antibiotic.

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

I wouldn't suggest using a mouthwash, unless your dentist has instructed you to do so. You already have a miserable infection, so it may cause more pain and irritation.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Janice Says:

I had one infected tooth extracted and it took at least a week for bad pain to go away and ten another week for swelling. It's been three weeks today and tenderness finally gone.

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