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How long after taking antibiotics will you know if an abscessed tooth is OK?

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Answered 2007-01-14 05:31:49

==ANTIBIOTIC ANSWER== You won't know until you have finished ALL of your antibiotics. Never stop taking antibiotics when you "feel better". After you finish the entire prescription, the dentist will check it to see if you need a second round of antibiotics. Ask your pharmacist for a printout of the medication you are taking to ensure that you don't take anything else that will diminish the effects of the antibiotic.

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