I had a toothache a couple of weeks ago. It went away, but I have since noticed some pus coming from the gum next to that tooth. I’m worried that this tooth will need to be pulled or need a root canal, but I don’t have the money to do that. What’s the best antibiotic to take for an infected tooth.
– Cindy from Delaware
This is a very bad idea, to try to take antibiotics for an infected tooth. Your antibiotics will never get to the source of the infection, which is inside the tooth, because there is no longer any blood flow there – the pulp tissue is dead. So all you will do is help cultivate antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Then, when the infection flares up again, it will be that much harder to get rid of it.
Dentists tend to be sympathetic souls. I would call around and find a dentist who will be compassionate with your financial situation. Don’t look for free care, but look for someone who will work with you and help make it affordable.
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