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Options include extraction and root canal treatment, however antibiotics are sometimes necessary as it is often verry dificult to extract/root treat acutely abscessed teeth. Dr Nicholas Manning BDS Glasg MFDS (RCSEng)

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Q: Is there a natural way to treat an abscessed tooth without using antibiotics?
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Which antibiotics are used for an abscessed tooth?

ammoxicillin usually, if you don't have an allergy toward it.


How do you cure an abscesse tooth?

Go to a dentist you can get very sick from an abscessed tooth. Probably antibiotics are required to clear the infection


Can an abscessed baby tooth be treated with antibiotics and left in place for a couple of years?

I don't know if your situation is that same as mine but my 4 year old has an abscessed tooth and the dentist said anitbiotics wouldn't help that the tooth needed to be extracted and a spacer put in its place.


Can antibiotics heal an abscessed tooth enough that a root canal is unnecessary?

Most likely not, as the problem with abscessed teeth is that the tooth is damaged and allowing bacteria into the pulp and root cavity. While antibiotics may clear up the infection for now, they will not prevent another infection after you are off of the antibiotics. Nor will they prevent the tooth from becoming more damaged. Unfortunately, the only cure for a bad tooth is a visit to the dentist or oral surgeon's chair.


What happens if an abscessed tooth ruptures?

Abscessed means infection and if it ruptures, this means that fluid will spill in to your mouth which could cause further infection the best thing to do is to see a dentist who will give you antibiotics.


Can you eat dairy with an abscessed tooth?

Good question. Dairy can bind certain types of antibiotics. Often times antibiotics are prescribed for a abscesesd tooth. Always follow the directions give with the prescription medication dispensed from the pharmacy.


Can clarithromycin be used for abscessed tooth tooth?

yes


Can an abscessed tooth be pulled without first taking any antibiotics?

YES! In fact getting the offending tooth out of your mouth will result in the infection going away faster. The only time a tooth should not be taken out in the presence of an infection is when the gum tissue around wisdom teeth is infected. These should be treated with antibiotics first to avoid spreading the infection into the neck.


Should an abscessed tooth be removed or treated if there is no pain but the X-rays show the tooth to be abscessed?

Yes, you should have an abscessed tooth either removed (or a root canal) done. It depends on what the dentist says. First, the dentist will put you on antibiotics to be sure the abscess is cleared up and then do the procedure. Most dentists prefer to save your teeth if at all possible so discuss the root canal as an option.


What is the difference between an infected tooth and an abscessed tooth?

An infected tooth is an abscessed tooth. You need antibiotics quickly so you don't allow the infection to get out of control (sepsis). Sepsis is the infection poisoning the blood stream and infecting the body so severely, it can cause death. See a reputatable dentist, take antibiotics (the full course). If you don't complete the antibiotic therapy, the infection can linger and return resistant to the same antibiotic, requiring more in depth therapy.


How do i know if i hane an abscessed tooth?

If there is redness around the tooth and or swelling.


Can you take AmoxClav for an abscessed tooth?

Yes

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