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Pain due to infected tooth, taking Amoxicillin. Any way to reduce infection?

Hi, I have an infected lower left molar (2nd last tooth ). I was initially prescribed amoxicillin , but the pain continued to increase. On wednesday I was then prescribed metronidazole , and I am taking both at the same time. The pain re, Mains quite acute. I am seeing dentist this coming Wednesday for either extraction or a root canal . Is there any way to reduce the infection in addition to using the medication.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM
I would like to tell you that you need to get your tooth treated as soon as possible because it might be a case of periapical abscess.Meanwhile you start with Tab Zerodol-SP thrice a day along with Tab Amclaid twice a day & multivitamin complex along with it.
The best way to get rid of this pain is to get its treatment like Root canal or extraction done as soon as possible.

Take Care
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Akhilesh Dubey's  Response
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There is infection in your tooth your antibiotics are OK and you have to take these medicine to reduce infection.
Along with this to reduce pain you have to take analgesic and anti-inflamatory drugs also.
If your tooth is reasonably in good condition then to save tooth is better option and latest methods like Laser in Root canal Treatment can reduce time of treatment considerably.
If tooth is in really bad shape then no option other then Extraction.
In addition hot fomentation should be avoided.
Please Take care
Good Luck to you
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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