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should you take antibiotics after a tooth extraction

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 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

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Numb: You have just had surgery. It takes time to recover. If symptoms do not begin to ease off after 48 hours, call the Dentist or Oral Surgeon who did t ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience Dentistry
Please consult your: any medicine should be taken after proper consultation with your dentist. Good luck
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 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. Ronald Smith
39 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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not always: You would have had to have an infection.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 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 female asked:
Dr. Cameron Turner
8 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
32 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
21 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, .

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