Dental Abscess Treatment

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Dental Abscess

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Dental abscess is a collection of pus in or around the tooth and can be a very debilitating and painful condition.

If you think you have a dental abscess you should see your dentist as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we may be able to prescribe an emergency antibiotic.

Please visit the following site for further information regarding the condition:

patient.info/health/dental-abscess


Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

  • Toothache
  • Fever
  • Mild Facial Swelling
Common Treatments

Possible treatments we prescribe if clinically appropriate:

  • Amoxicillin 500mg Three Times Daily - 5 Day Course £1.62
  • Metronidazole 400mg Three Times Daily - 5 Day Course £1.70
  • Clarithromycin 500mg Twice Daily - 5 Day Course £2.94

Prices shown are cost price of the medication, taken from the British National Formulary 2016, and are given as a guideline. Pharmacies will add on a dispensing fee which will vary considerably, so it is worthwhile phoning around to compare prices.

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