Tooth pain gets worse when I eat or drink something cold. Also, there is a partial crack in the tooth. I would also prefer an answer, if possible, from a dentist, or someone in the field... I am, however open to all answers though.
I'm not a dentist, so disregard if you wish. The crack in the tooth is enough to cause the problem with pain particularly when eating or drinking something cold. You don't necessarily have an infection. You probably need a crown on the tooth to prevent further cracking and loss of the tooth.
Just my experience,
I am not a qualified dentist but I have had a lot of dental work done it seems like the antibiotics that I see used with me my immediate family and relatives are drugs like amoxicillin 250mg usually for the basic infections thery tend to up it to 500mg sometimes, then they also use Keflex either 250mg or 500mg
and then ocassionally they use Augmentin which is a penicillin type drug with another antibiotic form in it, even though I know they sometimes use Cipro drugs like these are used a lot in other types of infections, another thing it greatly depends on the type of infection and bacteria that the dentist is trying to kill Keflex is a cephalasporin antibiotic.
when you are on antibiotics for either a tooth (any type of infection) it is very very important that you continue the full amount of the medicine (unless the doctor or dentist tells you different) another thing with a tooth an antibiotic has to get into the system before you start to see results, if you do still have problems after you've taken several doses of the antibiotic you might give him a call, a dentist that is not familiar or hasn't seen you is not as well equipped to know your history like someone that knows about your dental history. if you haven't already seen the dentist you need to give him a call so you can be treated as soon as possible. it's not a good idea to take left over antibiotics since you might have bacteria that this particular antibiotic might not kill best to talk with your dentist and see him soon.
If you have a cracked tooth, Laurie Shay is right to see your dentist ASAP to get a crown to save the tooth. If you do indeed have an infection a root canal may be order too. It's exspensive. Last root canal & crown I had was over $1,400. Next one I just had pulled. Til you get to the dentist rub Sensodyne toothpaste all around the tooth with a clean swab. You do not have to brush with it. Every time the pain gets bad put some more on. It deaden the nerves. My dentist told me to do this... Good luck to you...
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