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Tooth infection antibiotics

When it comes to an effective treatment solution for different gum related diseases and conditions, one of the surest ways to battle them off with success is by means of antibiotic treatment therapy.

Tooth troubles

Infection in question is brought about by bacteria that can appear as a direct consequence of quite a number of different factors. Those culprits regarded as the most frequent are such as formation of cavities, enamel damage, diseases affecting the gums and also injuries to the tooth itself. In addition, possible as well is the occurrence of tooth abscess, which represents a quite serious type of infection known to affect the root of the tooth in question. This in turn initiates the buildup of pus and the occurrence of swellings affecting the gum tissue.

Proper and timely treatment

Every tooth infection, particularly the abscess, urges immediate medical treatment in order to prevent any further multiplication of the harmful bacteria and in order to protect the tooth from decay. In this regard, the most commonly employed remedies are antibiotics, which have the ability to eliminate bacteria and control any further progress of the infection itself. But no matter how effective they are, antibiotics do not hold the power to conquer the infection on their own. Their immense significance lies in the fact that they are the best possible way to control the infection and make sure it does not affect the other parts of the person’s body, thus causing unnecessary havoc. In case antibiotics are not employed, this could ultimately lead to such serious repercussions as most severe and threatening infections of the lungs, jaw and also the brain. Those antibiotics regarded as the most effective are the following – Amoxicillan, Clindamycin, Erythromycin, Metronidazole and Penicilin. The antibiotics in question are renowned for their incredible potential to annihilate bacteria, thus alleviating the overall pain and unpleasantness.

Potential downsides

Despite their effectiveness, antibiotics are also known for their potential health damaging side effects. But, these side effects are seldom extremely severe in nature and therefore, they should not be overly worried about. Some of the most evident downsides include potential liver damage, diarrhea (present for a couple of days), allergic reactions of various kind, stomach upset, awkward taste in one’s mouth, vaginal yeast infection, to name but those that are the most commonly encountered ones.

Important thing to always keep in mind is that, once a person starts with the antibiotic therapy without previously consulting the dentist, one should never seize with it out of the blue. In addition, occurrence of any side effects should be immediately reported to your dentist or doctor in order for him or her to be able to provide you with a timely and effective substitute. 

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