I have bad teeth and no matter if I brush/floss regularly & don't eat sweets & quit drinking pop I am still getting pain that is usually associated with infection. I can't remember what antibiotics I was given for my teeth I have clindamycin and cephalexin. All I remember is the Doctor telling me the antibiotics he gave were ones that were good for infection that goes down to bones so does anyone know which out of these that would be?
Clindamycin is a first-line antibiotic for dental infections especially for those allergic to penicillin. Also, one of the most common bacteria for dental infections has become resistant to penicillins/amoxicillins.
I encourage you to see a dentist even if you "have bad teeth". It is not normal to have mouth pain nor bad teeth. I don't know if you are still suffering; I hope not.
Kelly Keller NP
Clindamycin would be the correct choice. This drug is effective on anaerobic bacteria. Keflex (cephalexinis )not. Keflex is a strong antibiotic good for cellulitis but not effective on typical Anaerobic ( non oxygen using) bacteria as are common with tooth access etc.
You should see a professional... if pain goes away it doesn't mean infection is gone. The nerve might be dead. Very serious medical problems can occur if you let it go.
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