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Can Doxycycline be used to treat an infected tooth?

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 in Dental Health
Question: Can doxycycline be used to treat an infected tooth? I am allergic to penicillin and clindamycin seems to be making me worse and definitely causes me to have anxiety and heart palpitations.
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes it can be used to some extent

Detailed Answer:
Hello


Thanks for writing in.

Ideally amoxiclav- 625 is most commonly used antibiotic.Now a days cefpodoxime or oflox- ornidazole combination is commonly used.Doxycycline can be given in anaerobic infection & will give you mild relief.Its better to go for root canal treatment or extraction done of required tooth.

Consult your dentist for further treatment plan.

Hope I answered your query

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Dr. Neha Sumra
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