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Should you take antibiotics after a tooth extraction

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
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
Orthodontics 54 years experience
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
Dentistry 49 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
Penicillin: Penicillins, such as pen kvm, amoxicillin.Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) are good. Cephalosporins such as keflex, ceclore are also good. F... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Smith
Dentistry 41 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dentistry 23 years experience
Antibiotics: Depending on the antibiotic and the prescription it can bet. 5days and 10days ask the prescribing doctor and follow the prescription, .
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Post extraction: talk to your dentist about your need for pain medications following your extraction. For a simple extraction OTC medications like ibuprophen work wel... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
A half hour: A certain amount of bleeding is to be expected following surgery. Slight bleeding, oozing, or redness in the saliva is very common. Excessive bleeding... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
Endodontics 36 years experience
Call your dentist: It will be a very good idea if you call the dr who performed the surgery on you .. Taking too much pain killers after extractions is not a very nice t... Read More
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