• Do Antibiotics Cure Tooth Infections

    Dental Care

    If you have ever experienced severe pain with an infected tooth you might mistakenly believe it will just disappear after being prescribed some antibiotics. It works so well for other infections for example a sinus infection can be resolved with antibiotics.Tooth pain is different and the result of an infection in the pulp or nerves of the tooth and antibiotics can help.

    Unfortunately with dental problems antibiotics are much less effective, while they can ease symptoms antibiotics cannot cure the infection. A painful tooth is caused by bacteria inside the tooth and has to be dealt with to have a permanent cure.

    These infections are usually the result of a dental procedure (a filling, or crown ) a cavity or trauma. Patients may experience some discomfort from the tooth or the issue may be discovered during a regular dental checkup. In the absence of a healthy tooth structure to protect …

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