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If the infection is in the bone can it be treated through antibiotics?

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It can be treated with antibiotics, but it doesn't really solve the problem. The tooth will still need the treatment reccomended by the dentist; root canal or being taken out most likely. The antibiotics will just help get rid of the pain and make it easier to work on the tooth. The infection will come back. There is no real way to determine when, but it will, maybe a few weeks, maybe a few months, maybe a year, but it will be back and it will probably be worse. And if there is any way to save the tooth now, there may not be if you wait to have the treatment done.

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