Root canal performed Tue swelling and pain developed Wed, amoxicillin prescribed Thur morning. Fri night now and swelling is worse cheek is hot to touch. When will antibiotic start to work?
Yes, you need a prescription for Clindamycin which is similar to Amoxicilin, but is used for dental infections and after dental surgery. You can call the oral surgeon or dentist's office and they can call the prescription into your pharmacy. The difference can be noticed within a day.
It is working. Its job is to get rid of the infection not ease pain. Clindamycin should be used as a last resort because it's one of the few drugs that will get rid of resistant bacteria and overuse will change that. Take some motrin for the pain.
You should be on he phone with the Dentist rather than here! Call now!
Take something like Aleve or advills for the swelling, hope your well by now.
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