I also been having alot of pain on that side my ear hurts my mouth and also been with a headache for 3 days now. I just started my amoxicillin today when will the pain ease up alittle
Dental Abscess - Does amoxicillin help with tooth infection and pain?
Question posted by JamieLabiche2012 on 6 Feb 2012
Last updated on 14 November 2019 by pfcbrewer
Six days ago I went into the ER to get my broken tooth looked at, I was only prescribed penicillin and four days later it had gotten worse. I went into the ER again to find some sort of relief. They then prescribed me amoxicillin, as desperate as I am at the moment should I take both at the same time? I'm going through a bottle of motrin a day for pain and nothing seems to work. I have been frantically calling dentist offices to see when I can get in but the earliest time wont be until next week. I'm getting desperate and cant find any help. What should I do???
The Amoxicillin will definitely help.
From my previous experience though, it will definitely be expedited if you can somehow put pressure on the swollen/ infected area of your mouth and try to force/push the infection enough to where it will pop like a pimple inside your mouth.
Granted it will be painful, but the relief once the abscess has released the pressure and toxins that swelled your face up have suppsided, and you spit out the nasty pus, you should feel much better. Hope this helps you.
I’m just waiting on your response to my question about Amoxicillin.
Hi new to the site. I am in a state of extreme pain due to a severe infection on tooth 18? Back molar.. Now I started the anti-biotics & i am praying the pain subsides. My face nerves are overly infected and it is beyond pain. I am lucky if I get a break for a five minutes out of a hour. from reading I heard it takes 72 hours for the antibiotics really to take affect. So my question is will i feel any relief in the next day? It is that painful I cannot eat/sleep or enjoy anything. The pain is so extreme. And I have a very high tolorance...
Yes it sure does.
I have been an orthodontist assistant for 16. Yes, amoxicillin is the go to drug to treat abscesses because it works so well. It usually takes about 3 days to get pretty good relief. Orajel and tea tree oil help too. Warm salt water rinses are essential . Peroxil is a mouth rinse that works well also. You can also make your own mouth rinse at home by mixing equal parts of Benadryl and Maalox. Rinse with the solution for about a minute and then spit it out. Do not swallow it. It will make your stomach upset. You will probably vomit. Your dentist can also prescribe something similar. The only difference typically is that the prescription from the dentist is a 3 part solution containing lidocaine Maalox and Benadryl. It used to be called Magic Mouthwash but there is a more technical name for it I believe . It works well but not for very long.
So, if you are going to use something like that my recommendation is using it before bed to help you get as comfortable as possible so that you can sleep. If you do swallow a little bit of it do not freak out you should be fine. Do not try to eat on the side the abscess is on. Try to stick to mostly liquid diet, as the percussion of chewing solids will aggravate the tooth, even if ur chewing on the opposite side. Try not to sleep on the side the abscess is on. Yes, it is common for any part of your face on the side that the abscess is on to become swollen . It is also common for your ear to hurt and your glands to become swollen on that side, you can get a headache, your neck can hurt, as well. Try a warm compress. You must get the tooth treated by either getting root canal, extraction or whatever is causing the infection. Sometimes an infection that requires antibiotics in your mouth doesn't have anything to do with the tooth. Sometimes it can be a pocket in your cheek or somewhere else in your mouth that gets infected, or another because our mouths are filled with bacteria. An untreated abscess very painful and dangerous. The infection can go to your heart. Taking the entire prescription is essential but you must treat the tooth itself. I could go on and on. Basically, yes amoxicillin will work. For pain relief, if the dentist did not prescribe you anything for that, take 800 mg of ibuprofen, try warm compress, use Orajel or any other oral numbing agent and get the tooth treated as soon as possible. I hope my very long speech helps. Good luck to you!
I’m currently dealing with an abscess under my tooth before wisdom tooth. As a result I had fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, nausea, irritability. Went to dentist yesterday. He prescribed Amoxicillin 875 every 12 hours and Tylenol 3 w/codeine every 4 to 6 hours. I don’t like the tylenol because I get so nauseous taking because it’s hard for me to eat anything. Aleve and Motrin works the best. It’s day 2 of taking antibiotics. Still pain but I have noticed it’s bearable now than yesterday. In my case it’s severe so I’m surprised it’s working quickly. In the mean time try tea tree oil. It helps get rid of abscess causing the pain or try hydrogen peroxide as well. Miracle worker for ME. Good luck to anyone who’s having this issue. It don’t last forever. Remember you must see dentist because it’s not going away on it’s on and will harm you. You need antibiotics, root canal or extraction. Abscess are dangerous to our bodies and shouldn’t be taking lightly.
I'm currently dealing with my second abscess. Both times I've been given amoxicillin. It does work but like everyone said it takes a few days. I also agree that you should take Motrin in the mean time. I'm carrying a big bottle of it myself and have found it's the only thing that helps the pain. Best of luck brother.
I too have an abscess tooth as we speak. My mouth, cheek, side of my nose into my are are somewhat swollen and the pain is emence. I started taking amoxicillin yesterday. I have taken it before for the same reason. And I have to say that yes it does work. It does take a couple days to help with the pain. But once it does you will feel so much relief. Also you will feel like once the pain is subsided you may want to stop taking it. But do not you must take it for the entire prescribed days. Otherwise the infection will come right back. I have an abscess atleast every 3-6 months. I am unfortunately very familiar with them. You can also take Motrin for the pain as well. Hope this is helpful and good luck. God bless
Yes amoxicillin will help the abbess thus get rid of the pain but if u do not
Get the tooth fixed, as soon as u stop the Amox the infection will come back.
I hope u feel better. Pup
Yes it does i was just on it for the same reason.. good luck
Hi Jamie, I currently have an abcess and that is exactly what I'm taking, so yes it does. Good Luck, I hope your tooth gets better that can be a very dangerous situation. The infection can travel to your brain so please see a dentist as soon as possible. -K P.S. It will take a few days of taking the antibiotics for your pain to subside but it will don't worry. Try advil in the mean time.
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