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I have a tooth infection and need antibotics but my dentist

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I have a tooth infection and need antibotics but my dentist is not available
JA: Has the infection been stable or getting worse? Is this a repeating or first-time issue?
Customer: it happened a few months ago and had antibotics from my dentist but obviously have not been able to go in to get in checked and it has been fine every since, last nght it was sore, this morining it's painful and jaw swollen and slightly hot to touch
JA: Got it. What dosage of the antibiotics are you using? Any allergies to medications or other substances?
Customer: I don't remember what they gave me last time and I;m not allergic to anything
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dentist should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 7 days ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board-certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 7 days ago.

I understand your concern.
Well as you describe, Initially, you can take Advil or Motrin.
You can go in for warm saline a few times a day. This would reduce the swelling and help with the infection.
Use Sensodyne toothpaste.
Try Hydrogen peroxide rinse.

You could keep an ice pack on the outside of the cheek and I hope that would also help.
Deep tooth decay, a traumatic blow to the tooth, and a periodontal (gum) disease are the most common reasons for oral infection. Antibiotic therapy would be there as an adjunct to control the infection.
I would advise you to consult an emergency dentist.
Please go through the links.
https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/dental-health/how-can-i-access-an-nhs-dentist-in-an-emergency-or-out-of-hours/
https://www.dentaly.org/en/emergency-dentist/

Ask a local pharmacist if they can provide an emergency supply of your medicine.
A nurse at an NHS walk-in center may be able to supply your medicine or a prescription.
You may be able to get a prescription from an out-of-hours service or by calling 111. Visit NHS 111 online.
https://plushcare.com/get-antibiotics-online/
https://www.theonlineclinic.co.uk/antibiotics.asp

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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
having had this before I know it will get worse so I do need a prescription for antibotics is this something you can provide?
Expert:  Dr Anil Kumar replied 7 days ago.

I understand your concern.

You may be able to get a prescription from an out-of-hours service or by calling 111. Visit NHS 111 online.
https://plushcare.com/get-antibiotics-online/
https://www.theonlineclinic.co.uk/antibiotics.asp