You are here:

Dentistry/Dental Prescription

Advertisement


Question
Hi Dr.
My dentist prescribed amoxicillin treatment for a tooth abscess. I brought the script to my local pharmacist and he couldn't read what the dosage was due to bad writing. I also can't read it but we think it says 250mg 3 times daily
My dentist is now away until after Christmas and as I'm very careful with taking medication I really just want to check. Do you think you could advise or help, would this be the normal prescribed dose? I am based in Ireland but we don't have this service available here.
Many thanks & Kind regards

Answer
Hello and yes this is a good dosage.  Many times I use double this amount so the amount that he has prescribed for you is adequate.  Be sure and take it exactly as directed to continue to keep the infection under control until your dentist can work on it.  If you have more severe pain or swelling then please seek the service of another dentist until your dentist returns.  Hopefully your dentist has already done some treatment to this tooth.

Dr. Karmen

Dentistry

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Thomas Karmen

Expertise

All general dentistry questions, especially those related to fixed prosthetics. Endodontics, Periodontics, and implants, minor oral surgery I can't answer much about othodontics nor advanced treatment of carcinoma nor deep tissue surgery nor osseous surgery such as jaw reduction or advancement.

Experience

DDS In general practice and consulting with having done some lecturing for local dental societies.

Organizations
ADA and Florida Dental Association and Iowa Dental association

Education/Credentials
DDS degree

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.