i have a bad tooth and think it is infected.it is causing pain and discomfort..should i use this antibotic?
If ciprofloxacin was prescribed for this reason then yes it would be OK to take it. If not then you need to see a dentist. The infection is likely do be an abscess which the dentist will drain and then prescribe an antibiotics to clear any remaining infection if it is necessary. It you lightly tap the tooth in question and it hurts this can be indicative of an abscess. Taking an antibiotic alone will not treat the problem. First one must remove the infection and then take antibiotics if the dentist thinks that they are necessary.
I was prescribed ciprofloxacin for a urinary tract infection but I also had a very bad toothache my back tooth broke probably because it was infected but I started taking ciprofloxacin for my UTI and it seems to be helping my back tooth as well as my UTI I am on day 2 of taking it and the pain and my back tooth isn't as bad before it was unbearable.
Its not the best for a toothache Penicillin is best (Augmenten) but it cant hurt. Here is what Dr. Mark W. Helfand doesn't understand, I don't have dental insurance and my credit sucks so I cant go tothe dentist, my front tooth is broken off and so infected my gums are all swollen and I also have puss draining from the gums on the side due to a screw that was left in place years ago where a tooth was removed to "hold open the place" in case I wanted an implant done. The DDS just did it because I had insurance at the time and wanted to charge more well 6 years later its so infected the bone is rotting away around the screw and it needs to be surgically removed and whenever I gather enough money to go iin for more antibiotics i get told yep that needs to come out ASAP and the lowest it will cost is $900!! Im a single mom barely making minimum wage and cant get a better job because 18 years ago I made a couple mistakes that are on my record for life so my college degree is worthless! So do I just die because DDS dont give a crap? Sad what the country is.
- Ciprofloxacin Information for Consumers
- Ciprofloxacin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ciprofloxacin (detailed)
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