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when are antibiotic injections used for teeth

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: Yes, possibly if the infection is severe. However, the antibiotic is more often prescribed to be taken by mouth as most tooth and gum infections are m ... Read More
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
Can be but: Most of the time this occurs it is in a hospital/er setting and is only a temp fix and you should see a dental provider for care. If the tooth is not ... Read More
Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
22 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotic injection: There are injections that go under the gums that are a low dose minocycline hcl called Arestin that do not treat tooth infections but may help a littl ... Read More

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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
More info: There are no specific "dental antibiotics" , so I need more info as to what you are referring to. If it is a premedication antibiotic, then there are ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotic reaction: it is important to inform her dentist and primary care about a reaction to the antibiotics. There is no specific dental antibiotics. The same antibi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Are you sure: A lot of possibilities. Has a dentist ruled out tooth problems. The correct dentist should be able to determine if it sinus or some other nondental p ... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Vela
15 years experience Dentistry
Need a doctor!: Facial pain can mean anything. If antibiotics reduce the pain, there may be bacteria present (ie infection). You have to start somewhere and stop self ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
Tetracycline: Can cause banding (staining) of teeth. Though not prescribed to children nowadays, many adults have this condition. Cosmetic enhancement like long t ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Your Dentist: If the dentist extracting the teeth prescribed the medication for you, it's fine. Otherwise, please consult with your dentist. Taking antibiotics need ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Unless you have had open heart surgery you don't need to worry. One of the best things you can do for your heart is exemplary oral hygiene coupled wi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
35 years experience Dentistry
Impossible : It is impossible for an oral medication in pill form to stain your erupted teeth.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
None: An antibiotic is prescribed to treat an infection or to prevent a possible infection in a susceptible condition. A wisdom tooth in itself is not a di ... Read More

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