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do I need antibiotics after tooth extraction

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
48 years experience Dentistry
Please consult your: any medicine should be taken after proper consultation with your dentist. Good luck

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Not necessarily: Did you have an infection prior the tooth extraction? Overuse of antibiotics is not recommended. If you don't have an infection, there really is no ne ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Penicillin: Penicillins, such as pen kvm, amoxicillin.Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are good. Cephalosporins such as keflex, ceclore are also good. F ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Zebrack
9 years experience Dentistry
Penecillin: If not allergic penicillin should work fine.
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
DISCUSS WITH DENTIST: I would just like a make a very strong recommendation: never ever self prescribe medication for yourself! unless you are a health care provider yours ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Smith
40 years experience Dentistry
Erythromycin: The choice of antibiotic is up to the doctor performing the extraction if indeed an antibiotic is needed. Not all extractions require antibiotic thera ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cameron Turner
9 years experience Dentistry
3rd molar Ext: You should see your dentist for a follow up exam. It sounds like you are developing an infection and/or possibly have some foreign body (food, necroti ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: A normal vagina should have no bothersome symptoms like itching. There may be an imbalance in the normal acidity (pH) and the normal colonizing bacter ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Sweating: Profuse sweating can be a sign of infection especially if fever or chills are present. Antiinflammatory medications like ibuprofen and medications lik ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
More info needed...: How long ago was the tooth extracted? You may still be "numb" from the anesthesia. If more than 12 hours, contact the surgeon who extracted the tooth.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Well....: Levaquin (levofloxacin) is not something i commonly prescribe for a dental infection. It tends to be very expensive and has some difficult side effec ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Call dentist: There are some Rx remedies like mixes with viscous lidocaine that can help you. These concoctions can be swished and swallowed or swished and spit an ... Read More

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