Question by  shannon22 (27)

Should I take amoxicillin for a gum infection?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Antibiotics typically work for only a specific set of germs. Use the antibiotics the dentist or your doctor have prescribed. If you have an infection that you think requires antibiotics, get medical help to get the right medicine and treatment.


Answer by  JamieCastaldo (17)

Yes, you can treat a gum infection with amoxicillin, because it is a type of antibiotic. For the most part you need to see a dentist to clean under the gums first, as in cleaning the plaque which causes the infection in the first place, but to treat the infection use the amoxicillin.


Answer by  HelpChat (494)

Amoxicillin is a well-tolerated general antibiotic. But you should not take it for an infection without consulting a doctor. Gum infections could be the result of more serious issues.


Answer by  mara (42)

Yes, amoxicillin is one of the antibiotics sometimes prescribed for a gum infection, and you should take it as prescribed. Depending on the severity of the infection, it might take two to three days for the infections to be under control. Taking painkillers in the meantime can help you cope witht he symtoms.


Answer by  Fritz (608)

If it was given to your for a gum infection then I would say take it, but if not you should see your dentist or at least call and ask if you can take the amoxicillin for the gum infection or if you should be seen by the dentist first. He may want to prescribe something different.


Answer by  steverino (275)

Yes, you can safely take amoxicillin for a gum infection, but always ensure you take as prescribed, take the entire dosage cycle, and manage pain with an over the counter pain killer. Avoid heavy lifting or extreme exercise so as to not increase your heart rate and cause more inflammation.


Answer by  joeradkins (60)

this medicine is a wonderful antibiotic and would be very helpful for this type of infection. make sure you take it per yo DR.


Answer by  esan (-2)

How is daily doses of Amoxcillin. I take 2

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