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Can I take Levaquin 750 mg infected tooth until I can

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can I take Levaquin 750 mg for a infected tooth until I can see my dentist?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
HelloWe do not treat here on line.And you should call your dentist.We answer question.I will take this as the question, is levoquin good coverage.No. It is OK, but does not cover anerobes. If you call your dentist, he might say OK, but he might rather want to give you doxycicline, after he examines the tooth.Particularly if it is abscessed.Using old antibiotics also is potentially not a good idea, as potency can be lost. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I submitted my question it was Sunday. I do have an appointment with my dentist today. So, your answer was ok, buy I just didn't want an infection to spread and then I would be in pretty bad shape by time I could see my dentist. Thanks anyway, Sandi
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
I answered as soon as I was notified of your question.The delay was elsewhere.If you click a positive rating on this post, JustAnswer will pay me.