Can antibiotics treat dental abscesses?
In dental abscesses, the puss gets filled inside the teeth, in the gums, or in the bone that holds the teeth in place. It is usually caused by a bacterial infection. I am suffering from a periapical abscess in which abscesses are at the end of the tooth. I didn't consult a dentist but I think it will be cured by taking antibiotics, will it be enough to treat dental abscesses? Can antibiotics treat dental abscesses? Should I take antibiotics or should I talk to a dentist?
@vicente Hello, No it won’t be cured by taking antibiotics. My recommendation for you would be to take the help of the dentist. Oral bacterial infections cause abscesses, which are small pockets of pus and dead tissue in the mouth. Antibiotics don’t work because The blood vessels that once supplied the inside of the tooth with your body’s antibacterial defenses have been destroyed. Therefore, the antibiotics cannot reach the inside of the tooth to cure your infection. If the bacteria causing your infection are not covered under the spectrum of the antibiotic you are prescribed, then the infection will remain. It can also cause an allergic reaction, so it is better to take the help of a dentist. This type of infection is usually cured with a root canal or other procedure. Thanks!