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A 47-year-old member asked:

when did dentists begin using topical antibiotics? did people get infections a lot before we had antibiotics?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Antibiotic: Follow this link for an antibiotic timeline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_antibiotics And yes, people got infections before antibiotics were discovered and formulated. People still do get infections.

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