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Antibiotics cure a tooth infection by targeting and killing the specific bacteria that caused the infection. Often, these are used in conjunction with a physical treatment, such as a root canal treatment or pus drainage,... More »

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Common antibiotics used to treat an abscessed tooth include amoxicillin, penicillin, clindamycin, metronidazole and erythromycin, according to WebMD. A patient can take these antibiotics either in pill or liquid form, ty... More »

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Chlorhexidine gluconate, clindamycin, doxycycline, minocycline and metronidazole are antibiotics used to treat gum infections, according to WebMD, as are penicillin and the over-the-counter antibiotic triclosan. Topical ... More »

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Treatment for toothache depends on the cause; a toothache caused by a cavity may require filling or extraction of the affected tooth, and a toothache caused by infection is generally treated with antibiotics. According t... More »

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According to WebMD, pericoronitis occurs when the wisdom tooth partially erupts through the gums, allowing bacteria to enter the cavity and cause an infection. The high risk of wisdom tooth infection, or pericoronitis, m... More »

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Examples of pediatric dental emergencies include facial swelling as a result of a tooth infection and a permanent tooth that has been knocked out or broken, states Dr. Weideman Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. A chi... More »

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Common symptoms of a tooth infection or abscessed tooth include redness and swelling of the gums, pain while chewing, and throbbing, sharp or shooting pains around the tooth, according to WebMD. A tooth infection may als... More »

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