i went to a dentist to let my tooth be pulled out because it was so painful that i can't tolerate anymore but that dentist told me to take first antibiotic for 1 week (3x a day) so she recommended clindamycin. i followed what she told me and so after 1 week i went again to her clinic unfortunately she's not around so i look for another dentist. i told this second dentist what i've been through and she told me that taking clindamycin is sometimes not advisable for toothache because according to her it has a strong impact. she pulled my tooth out and advice me not to take any medicince however i felt horrible so i took clindamysin because when i took clindamycin during that 1 week i found out that it's effective. Now i would like to know if is it really advisable to take clindamycin for toothache? and if it's okay to take it after tooth is pulled out?
They give me that every time I get a tooth pulled had it about 4 times this year. I think it depends if your allergic to penicillin. Either give you that or penicillin I never took it before a toothache bc mine are related to chemotherapy. My dad takes it once his tooth starts to hurt seems to work.
Penicillin is usually enough for infections in the mouth. If the doc told you not to take it don't take it. Antibiotics can slow healing, so they aren't always a good idea.
Clindamycin is used for severe tooth Infections but even then, it doesn't always work. It's a hit or miss deal . Amoxicillin is the very best for tooth infection. In this case, stronger doesn't mean better for tooth infections. You could use the clindamycin and if after 3 days there is no difference, I strongly suggest getting a prescription for amoxicillin. I have had 22 root canals so I am no stranger to tooth infections and also I worked in a dental office. I wish you good luck!
- Clindamycin Information for Consumers
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