yes it can. I went to the e.r. with a tooth ache and terrible headache from it and this is what they gave me
Normally it is quite difficult for any antibiotic to get to the abscess in an abscessed tooth. The infection is usually somewhere in the root and does not have a good blood supply. If your dentist gave you Bactrim, he probably did not give it to you to treat the abscess, but to treat the infection in the bone below the tooth. The usual way to treat the abscess, is to drill it out. It is not normally just treated with an antibiotic.
If there is redness around the tooth and or swelling.
Any penicillin based medication will help. That would work wonderfully and should be fairly cheap.
Cleftin is a prescription drug that treats infections caused by bacteria. Since an abscessed tooth is infected, the Cleftin should be helpful in treating it.
Yes, an abscessed tooth often results in raised serum c reactive levels.
the most common dental emergency