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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes infection in the mouth?

I have dental problems all my life but lately i've had infection after infection i'm awaiting my first appointment with an oral surgery to get the rest of my top teeth removed but i cant keep the infection down its been a week i've been off antibiotics and my face is swollen again why is the meds not working and why do they reoccure as soon as i stop the antibiotic
Sat, 21 Jun 2014
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Hello!Thank you for posting here.

You already have infected teeth in your jaws.You did not mention why you postponed the treatment so long.Antibiotics will just subside the infection.The source of infection is the tooth.Infection can be eliminated after removal of the tooth or cleaning it with a root canal treatment.Your dentist suggested removal of the infected teeth.
Use warm saline gargle thrice daily.Get your appointment early as it is not advised to take too much of antibiotics.Take metrogyl400mg and Amoxicillin 500mg for a week course.

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