Can You Take Cipro 500mg For A Toothache?


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Neil Grayson Profile
Neil Grayson answered
Cipro, or Ciprofloxacin, is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class. It is a second-generation fluoroquinolone antibacterial. It kills bacteria by interfering with the enzymes that cause DNA to rewind after being copied, which stops synthesis of DNA and of protein. Cipro is usually used to treat infections so is not suggested for toothache.  Dental pain often comes from inflammation and pressure on various tissues and nerves of the face. NSAIDs can be better for dental pain because they are both pain relievers and good anti-inflammatories. NSAIDs are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and these include ibuprofen, or even better, ketoprofen if you can get hold of it. Ibuprofen is sold both as a generic version and under many brand names. The most common are Nurofen (UK) and Advil and Motrin (US). Paracetamol/Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or even aspirin (Disprin) are also pretty good for dental pain. Some people have reported that Paracetamol with Codeine has worked for them when other pain meds wouldn’t. If a cavity is causing your toothache, you could try rinsing your mouth with warm water and using a toothpick to remove food from the cavity. Soak a piece of cotton with oil of cloves and pack it into the cavity, but be very careful not to get any oil onto your tongue, gums, or other soft tissues. It really does help with the pain, but can cause local irritation, ulcers, and allergic reactions if it gets into contact with soft tissues. If your pain is from nerve damage and you are getting the spontaneous night pain try sleeping in a sitting position. The nerve and pulp chamber doesn’t get filled with fluid and blood and usually you don’t get that throbbing pain. If the pain is from a broken tooth and you have an exposed nerve, if the nerve is still relatively healthy just covering it up will cause a great amount of relief. Take a piece of sugarless chewing gum chewed up and cover the nerve and tooth.
Muhammad Nadeem Profile
Muhammad Nadeem answered
This antibiotic may not work for tooth infection. You should use other antibiotics like clindamycin or augmentin.
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Mainul Hussain answered
David Paulson Profile
David Paulson answered

You should see a dentist asap. Ciprofloxacin is indeed an antibiotic used mostly to treat infections of the urinary, respiratory and gastrointestinal system. And you're taking medicine that were not prescribed to you. The good thing is that you have no pain but the swelling could mean that Cipro is not doing the job.Here are Toothache Home Remedies where you can got plenty of home remedies to get rid of toothache.

Muhammad Nadeem Profile
Muhammad Nadeem answered
Mouth and dental infections are usually caused by anaerobic bacteria. Ciprofloxacin does not cover this infection. So, in my opinion, don't use this medicine until prescribed by qualified dentist.
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Karli answered
I agree with the first answer. Just backin them up, they are correct =)

you need to go to a dentist for this

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