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Docs, could a dentist prescribe cefalexin?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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?

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Dr. Saleh Elahwal
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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