Antibiotics kill bacteria and are applied to fight many kinds of infections. Antibiotics for an abscessed tooth are administered in pill or liquid form.
Why Are Antibiotics Used
A bacterial infection that generates an abscessed tooth needs to be treated to eliminate or prevent the additional growth of bacteria, as an ongoing bacterial infection may generate more dangerous diseases, such as cellulitis. Antibiotics are done along with other treatments, which may involve opening the root canal to remove the cause of the abscess, reducing swelling next to the tooth, or extraction or removing the tooth.
How Well Do Antibiotics Work
Antibiotic therapy of an abscessed tooth, when applied along with both a root canal treatment or extraction, is efficient at preventing a bacterial infection in the jaw. If the medicine is not effective at killing the bacteria, if you do not use the antibiotic for a required period, or if you do not get dental treatment, the bacterial infection may occur again.
Antibiotics and the Possible Side Effect
All medications have side effects. But several people don’t feel the side effects, or they are prepared to deal with them. Ask our dentist at Troy Family Dental regarding the side effects of each medication you take. Side effects are also noted in the information that appears with your medication.
ALWAYS call 911 or other emergency services ASAP if you have:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Swelling or bulging of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call Troy Family Dental or your doctor immediately if you have fainting or lightheadedness.
What To Think About with Antibiotics
It is necessary to take each of the antibiotics your dentist at Troy Family Dental prescribes. Keep using the medicine until it is finished, even after you begin to feel normal. Your bacterial infection can return.
Antibiotics cannot invariably kill bacteria, in part because they are applied too much or are used mistakenly. This is called antibiotic resistance. You can help limit antibiotic resistance by using all of your medication as directed, even if you feel normal after a few days. If you quit taking your medication too soon, bacteria that is not destroyed in the initial few days of treatment can become tougher and grow resistant to the antibiotic.
A medicine or drug is one of the several means your doctor has to treat a health issue. Taking medication as the dentist at Troy Family Dental recommends will enhance your health and may limit future issues. If you don’t take your medications correctly, you may be placing your health and perhaps your life at risk. We are always there for you if you have questions!
Information for Women and Antibiotics
If you are expecting, breast-feeding, or thinking of getting pregnant, do not use any medications unless your doctor advises you to. Some medications can hurt your baby. This covers prescription and over-the-counter drugs, supplements, vitamins, and herbs. And make certain that every one of your doctors know that you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or are preparing to get pregnant.
Follow-up care is a fundamental part of your treatment and protection. Be certain to make and go to all office appointments, and talk to your dentist or doctor if you are having issues. It’s also a great idea to know what your test results are and keep a list of the medications you take.