A 45-year-old member asked:
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docs, could a dentist prescribe cefalexin?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Yes.
Answered on May 5, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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).
Answered on May 5, 2014

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