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can a dentist prescribe medication

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Technically yes: If you are that dentist's patient and he/she has recently treated you for a specific issue. To prescribe without knowledge is not prudent.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janelle Ferber-Stumpf
37 years experience Dentistry
Depends: The dea license every doctor has to have from the federal gov. Has classes of drugs. Each dr. Applies for the type of drugs they need to be able to pr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morey Furman
36 years experience Dentistry
No medication: Do your gums bleed? The best treatment for periodontitis is a through professional dental cleaning. All the tartar (hard deposits) and plaque (soft de ... Read More
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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
See your dentist: I think you should see your dentist for an exam to rule out new infection or abscess. Penicillin has broad spectrum activity against many bacteria, bu ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Dentist could prescribe antibiotics to his patients . Cephalexin is one of them . So the answer is yes.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: I do not see why not, but it is a question of clinical judgment and comfort level. No physician or dentist has to prescribe anything that they are not ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dell Goodrick
31 years experience Dentistry
Clarify...: Vicodin is prescribed according to the patient's needs for pain management, which can vary depending upon the duration of the expected pain, the reaso ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Tooth care: Adults can protect their teeth with regular use of Fluoride containing toothpaste and understand why. Kids, not so much.If common amounts of adult too ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Better Choices: There are better choices your dentist can make. Speak to them regarding your concerns.
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