dental care


Question by  rfoltz33 (217)

What antibiotics do you take for a tooth infection?

I already have a lot of different antibiotics, so if I knew which one to take, it may save me a trip to the dentist.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Generally speaking a broad spectrum antibiotic will be used but you shouldn't take just any antibiotic. Self-prescribed medicines, particularly antibiotics, are dangerous because they are often not taken at a proper dosage for the correct amount of time. By choosing your own antibiotic you will more than likely not clear out the entire infection and cost yourself more money later.


Answer by  tk7544 (149)

You can take erythromycin, cephalexin, tetracycline, zithromax (z-pak), amoxicillin, penicillin, cipro, ciprofloxacin, omnicef, and augmentin. These medications will need a prescription if you don't already have them. Depending on what type of infection you have, you can use Motrin or Advil to help with pain. Gargle warm salt water too.


Answer by  NurseB (513)

Most commonly Amoxicillin 500mg (one in AM: 2 in PM) or Doxycycline 100mg (one in AM: 2 in PM). I have seen the Amoxicillin work much better than the Doxy. Take for 10 Days.


Answer by  xparadigmshiftx (114)

Defintintlly the best choice antibiotic for just about everything is Penicillin or amoxycillin. A lot of people are allergic to these medications so make sure you aren't before using it.

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