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A 43-year-old female asked:

after preparing my teeth for a crown ,at te dentist, i had fever, he said i don't need antibiotic, how correct is that?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
He is correct: Indications for the use of systemic antibiotics in dentistry are very limited, since most dental and gum diseases are best managed by dental intervention and oral hygiene measures. Antibiotic prescribing by dentists may play a major role in the resistant bacterial strains, particularly when there is evidence of misuse.

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