Doxycycline for an abcess tooth?
my sister in law give me some doxycycline because I have an abcess tooth and my appt. isn't til next week and I can't loaf that long because this damn tooth is killing me! so she gave me those because she doesnt stipulation it anymore. will doxycycline work for an abcess tooth? It's 100mg per pill.
The doxy won't help receive rid of the infection, you need something stronger than that. If you're in that much stomach-ache, call the office hindmost and let them know. They should be able to see you on an emergency spring and give you the correct antibiotic for the correct amount of days you're supposed to take it.
YES, it will work. Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic and as such it has excellent access into pus (which is what an abscess is made of).
A common mistakes some dentists do is, they give a penicillin or a cephalosporin because they murder more germs (in the Petri dish). However, because of the pus within the abscess and the polarity of these molecules, they actually help yourself to longer than doxycycline or clarithromycin.
good luck to you