Re: when antibiotics aren't working for tooth infection
You may need a different antibiotic. Not all dental infections are created equal. The reason dentists don't like to pull an infected tooth is that infected teeth can be difficult to get numb. This does not mean that it can't be done though. It just proves to be more difficult at times. If you are having extreme swelling, troubles breathing or swallowing, or you glands are swelling, you may need to go to urgent care for a different antibiotic OR if there is an emergency dental clinic in your area that is a better option. Otherwise, get to a dentist on Monday. Good luck.