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Antibiotic after wisdom teeth

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Not always. Depends on circumstances (infected or not) and associated med conditions (ie diabetes, compromised immune system). Many oral surgeons pres ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Not routinely: antibiotics are not routinely given after wisdom teeth or other oral surgery.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes he can: Total dose of ibuprofen shouldn't exceed 800 mg from any source , use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration, wish your son a speedy reco ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depends: Depends on the dosage of the vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen). Ask oral surgeon who did procedure.
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
35 years experience Dentistry
Call the office: an elevated body temperature might occur during the first day or two. Be sure to have him drink plenty of fluids and get out of bed to walk around two ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
22 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotics: Depending on the antibiotic and the prescription it can bet. 5days and 10days ask the prescribing doctor and follow the prescription, .
Dr. Uttma Dham
23 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotic course: You should finish the whole course of antibiotics. So what ever days was it prescribed for, take that many days.If it was prescribed for five days the ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Antibiotics: Don't take old pills that you have lying around the house. Depending on the extent of the surgery and the presence or absence of pre-surgical infectio ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Sometimes: Decision as to whether antibiotics are necessary is made by the treating Oral Surgeon after evaluating your medical history, the type of extractions t ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Stop, call: If at the extraction site: it is hard to say if the itching is part of the healing process or a possible allergic reaction. Ii would suggest that you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Zeines
51 years experience Dentistry
Call your dentist: You should be talking to your dentist but try getting traumeel which is a homeopathic remedy get the liquid and take 6 drops four times a day for th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Soon: If you have been given a prescription for antibiotics and pan meds you should start taking them as soon as you can after the surgery. I would suggest ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
TMJ/Wisdom teeth: Hard to say. Are the teeth erupted? How are they affecting your TMJ? They are different issues generally and do not overlap. Removing the teeth will n ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
9 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You will get the most accurate answer and evaluation on what is going on with your wisdom teeth from a dentist and a few xrays.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Start slowly: Nutrition is important for wound healing after surgery. Start with a soft diet and drink plenty of fluids. You can advance your diet and types of fo ... Read More

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