Q. Does Flucloxacillin help in case of a dental abscess?

Answered by
Dr. Asma Parveen
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 28, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have a dental abscess. Will Flucloxacillin help?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

Firstly, I would like to know if you are sure it is a dental abscess or could it be another tooth infection. I do not know if you have visited a dentist for this problem. Also, if available, forward me your X-ray or any other investigation reports.

  1. If it is a dental abscess, you need to start with warm saline rinses at least five to six times a day for a week. Take half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and rinse thorougly.
  2. External ice pack application will help you in case there is a swelling.
  3. Do not sleep on the affected side.

Coming to your question, Flucloxacillin does help in case of a dental abscess, but it is always advisable to visit your dentist for a thorough check up and get treated accordingly. Flucloxacillin 500 mg twice daily for at least three days should help.

Lastly, have you been allergic to any medicines in the past?


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