Tooth extraction

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i had 2 teeth out aweek ago then got a infection in the gum went back to dentist put me on antibiotics been on them 3 days how long do there take to work

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    a week you should start feeling better remember the more sleep the better it will heal so try sleep or nap during the day to help speed up the process. smile
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    Whenever I've taken antibiotics they've taken around 3 days to show an improvement.  If after 4/5 days there's no improvement I would personally check with your doctor/dentist. I also gargled with salt water when I had a tooth removed to keep it clean.
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    Hi David,

    sorry to hear of the infection in the gum, the antibiotics are usually a 7/10 day course and they must be completed. when I had my tooth extraction and other treatments I hAd 4 sets of antibiotics BEFORE AND AFTER MY DENTAL TREATMENT and the last course was a different type of antibiotic  was very effective and it really did work, iam pain free and infection free now 5 months, so give it some more time and if any more pain after the antibiotics are completed please go back to your dentist, good luck

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    Hi again, I agree with Maria that you should finish your antibiotic course and as she stated they are usually a 7/10 days course.  Please also bear in mind though that the more antibiotics one takes the more the body becomes immune so be careful when taking too many.

    I take antibiotics for a lung problem and my doctor normally changes the antibiotic after 4/5 days if the problem shows no improvement.  Obviously everyone is different so if you are concerned you must go back to see your dentist/doctor.  Good luck.

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      Hi David,

      Yes I agree as  when I had my tooth extraction, root canal and a crown removed one after the other I was on 4 sets of antibiotics and it was the last set  I was put  which were different to the others it was called   co amaiclav  and that was for 7 days that really cleared the infection and when I had my check xray all gums and teeth were cleared  but indeed too many antibiotics of the same type with no improvement warrants further investigation

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