Amoxicillin for wisdom tooth/gum infection, how long until it works?

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OhWhatAPalaver Wed 25-Mar-20 14:29:01

Been on amoxicillin since Monday afternoon. It's now Wed's afternoon. My infection has reduced but I'm not pain free yet. How long until its gone? Worried I might need different antibiotics. They offered metronidazole at first but I said I'd not had it before so I'd prefer amoxicillin as that what I've always had previously but I'm wondering if they offer that first as amoxi doesn't work as well any more? Anyone else had this experience?

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Camouflage Wed 25-Mar-20 14:36:49

I've had amoxicillin twice for an infected wisdom tooth but I took paracetamol and ibuprofen alongside it to manage the pain. Are you taking painkillers?

OhWhatAPalaver Wed 25-Mar-20 16:37:17

No, I'm saving them in case of emergency so going without. Maybe that's why it seems to be taking longer. Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow.

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Jonb6 Wed 25-Mar-20 16:41:13

It didn't work very well for my gum infection so on the 4th day went onto metronidazole. Amoxiclav is a bit better.

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 25-Mar-20 16:42:52

I always thought metro was the dentist issue antibiotic?
No idea about amoxycillan for dental stuff but for everything else I find the third day.

Carpathian2 Wed 25-Mar-20 16:46:22

It usually is metronidazole for gum infections. Dental nurse here.

Try warm salt water mouthwashes OP, the warmth will ease the pain and the salt is a natural antibiotic.

OhWhatAPalaver Wed 25-Mar-20 17:07:28

Ah ok. I might need to do contact them again then. Amoxicillin is why I always used to have and it used to work but it's been a few years since I had any issues.

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Bloomburger Wed 25-Mar-20 17:09:15

Give diluted surgical hydrogen peroxide a go. I say surgical because I don't want you swilling domestos. If it can get to the infection it will oxidise the bacteria, fizz it away. Tastes like a mangey foxes arsehole but it works.

OhWhatAPalaver Wed 25-Mar-20 17:39:33

That sounds a bit grim Bloomburger, I've been using corsodyl and that tastes like bleach already!

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