I have a bad tooth on top right!!! My face is swollen and my eye is almost shut!!
Will trimethoprim work for an abcess tooth?
- 18 Nov 2012 by jyellownb
- 18 November 2012
It probably would, but the best thing for you is to get to a dentist tomorrow. Things like this can go bad real fast.
Trimethoprim is typically used to treat bladder infections and not a drug of choice for dental infections. Amoxicillin, penicillin, erythromycin and metronidazole are more commonly used. Kaismama is correct. You need to seek professional help ASAP. Untreated abscesses may get worse and can lead to life-threatening complications.
- Trimethoprim Information for Consumers
- Trimethoprim Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trimethoprim (detailed)
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