Question by  JP (48)

What is the proper antibiotic for an infected tooth?

I think I got the wrong medicine.


Answer by  Jon47 (20)

Any antibiotic should do. If you have taken your prescribed antibiotic as directed by your Doctor, and it did not work, you may need a stronger one. I have used azithromycin in the past and it worked well. There are many different types and your Doctor is the best one to give you advice.


Answer by  lee77 (14)

Often when a person has an infected tooth, the physician will prescribe a medication that is in the Penicillin family. One of the most prescribed medicines is Amoxycillin, and it should be taken as prescribed. Make sure you take all of the medicine to prevent another infection.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Antibiotics are prescribed based on the type of infection they are to treat. Some antibiotics are for more general use while others are very specific. Antibiotics will clear up an oral infection, but they will not fix the tooth, so while the infection may lessen, the pain could very well remain. Speak to your dentist.


Answer by  lizcro326 (201)

The commonly prescribed antibiotic for infection is Penicillin. It is a broad based antibiotic used for a wide variety of bacteria.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

A common house hold remedy is to gargle strong liquor. There is no particular brand i would recommend. Simply go to your pharmacy and ask what they have. Infected teeth are common, and there are a lot of different brands you might consider. If all else fails call your local doctor.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

Your doctor could prescribe any one of dozens of medications. It is highly unlikely that you got the wrong one, but talk to your pharmacist if you are seriously concerned.


Answer by  benjiross (993)

There are several antibiotics that can be used: Amoxycillin, Cephalexin, Cloxacillin, Amoxyclav, Flagyl and many more. As long as it is an antibiotic it will most probably be right!


Answer by  blovro (67)

Echinacea is what needs to be taken when one has an infected tooth. Simple remedies are available over the counter.


Answer by  Alex5441 (4)

If you have an infected tooth, the best thing to do is go to a doctor of a dentist. They will probably inspect it and see if their is anything that will infect other teeth. If they don't really help you, you can pull it out and see if that helps. If That doesn't work, your SCREWED!


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

There are hundreds of antibiotics that work on dental infections. Anything ending in "Cillin" would work on your tooth. The pill form works better than liquid.

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