I have a tooth that broke and the nerve is exposed and havnt been able to get fixed yet,now its starting to cause alot of painand i have this keflex antibiotic at home and have been taking it
Will keflex 250mg's 4 times per day kill a tooth infection?
Question posted by leslie hilton on 7 Oct 2013
Last updated on 28 August 2016
You can get a kit at your local pharmacy that will put a temporary covering or crown like effect to ensure that nothing else gets in there. By the way, you shouldn't have any antibiotic left over. The way to take them is exactly how prescribed... which is to continue to take it even if feeling better until it is all gone - totally finished.
You don't know that you have an infection there so taking something like that is NOT a good idea unless your doctor has given you a new script with specific dosing instructions.
Get yourself to a dentist or find out where you can go to get help - like a teaching hospital... but don't start pumping yourself with antibiotics. You can gargle and rinse with warm, salt water plus use Advil to help with tooth pain, if you an tolerate it.
Be safe, be well and take good care of yourself because you ARE worth it!!!
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