I am taking Amoxicillin 500mg 3x day, have taken 7 so far,my upper tooth infection seems as if it is moving up under my eye area,have swelling and some discomfort, this is from a bad tooth,
I have gone through the pain of the cavity part and thought after that it was done but a few weeks later I now beleive it is infected, I had the Amoxicillin on hand from a prior dental problem.my Question is does it take longer than 2 days for the Amoxicillin to start working?Should I be worried about the infection,or should I give the medicine more time to work?My prescription was for 21 capsules.
Gender: FemaleAge: 51
Thank you for your question and welcome to Just Answer.
First of all check the expiration date on the medication you are now using. If it's close to expiring, it may be weak or not effective.
Antibiotics can take up to 48 hours before you notice a difference so if these tablets are going to work, you should feel a relief today or later tonight.
Also, the bacteria causing your infection could very well be resistant to Amoxicillin, in which case, you will have to switch to a stronger antibiotic. This is not uncommon these days with bacteria becoming stronger and stronger.
Call your dentist and tell him of this scenario and he will give you a new prescription for something stronger if you aren't better real soon.
I hope you find this information helpful. If you have any concerns regarding this issue that I have not addressed, please let me know and I will get back to you with more information.
George McKee DDS
Licensed dentist with 30 years clinical experience in general practice and cosmetic reconstruction.
so is it true that an upper tooth infection can end up in your brain? and what would the result be should this be true?
so is it true that an upper tooth infection can end up in your brain?and what would the result be should this be true?
The scenario of tooth infections getting so advanced that they get to your brain rarely happens anymore. This is because you would be in an hospital with other serious complications well before the infection got that bad. This problem was more common before the discovery of antibiotics.
If the infection starts traveling into the deeper spaces of your head and neck:
1. You can't breathe
2. Your eyes swell shut
3. Your vision goes bad
4. You are so ill you can barely walk.
5. You are in extreme pain.
Everyone seeks help well before these symptoms manifest.
I hope this helps.