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Do I need to bother the dentist again

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DM69

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I've been taking Erythromycin since Friday for an infection in a back molar that's broken off to the gum line. It hurt like hell, but has settled considerably, so the antibiotics are obviously doing their job. BUT, there is still a bit of pain - and if I press on the area it hurts, although not as badly as before.

Obviously - I shan't press on it (!), but I'm concerned there may be some residual infection still. My antibiotics will run out tomorrow. Should I ask the dentist for a refill, just to be sure? I just don't want the infection to rear up again, possibly worse that before. I'm also swishing with Corsodyl 3 times a day.

Dentists - what do you think? Thanks :)
 
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Gordon

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It's a real tough one. Personally I'd ask the dentist for a prescription for a different spectrum antibiotic like Flagyl, but I wouldn't start to take it unless things got worse again. You could get the script without actually seeing the dentist.
 
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DM69

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Thanks, Gordon - that's exactly what I'll do. Happy Christmas :)
 
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