A 45-year-old member asked:
Docs, could a dentist prescribe cefalexin?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes, but: Dentists can prescribe antibiotics for bacterially caused dental infections. Cannot prescribe for non-dental infections, as that would be practicing medicine without a license. Cefalexin is not the antibiotic of choice for most dental infections (infected teeth, infected gums).
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Could a dentist prescribe cefalexin?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Endodontics 35 years experience
Yes: Dentist could prescribe antibiotics to his patients . Cephalexin is one of them . So the answer is yes.
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Last updated May 5, 2014
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