The pain just keeps getting worse and my gums are swelled all around my tooth. What is another strong antibiotic that I could ask the dentist for?
I personally have a resistance to amoxicillin/"Step 1" antibiotics, and have used Z-Pak (Azithromyocin) several times for tooth infections with success.
The antibiotic Augmentin has worked well for this, too.
Both are considered 'stronger' than Amoxicillin.
I would definitely call your dentist ASAP to let him/her know the amoxicillin is not working properly & then go from there.
Swishing with warm salt water can help somewhat, by the way! You can do this every few hours.
I was also always given a mouth rinse when I had a tooth infection etc. called Peridex--may want to ask your dentist about adding that to the new antibiotic as well.
Hope you feel better soon!!!
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