A 44-year-old male asked:
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my dentist just put permanent filling and temporary crown and asked me to take antibiotics for a week. i'm wondering should i take the antibiotics?

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Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
21 years experience Dentistry
Follow advice: When dental work is done, at times there is associated bacterimia, or increse in the number of bacteria. In many people, especially diabetics or who have their immune system compromised in some way, it can lead to infections. Your dentist is the best person to judge if the work they have done requires you to be on antibiotics.
Answered on Jul 3, 2015
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Dr. Richard Rosen
40 years experience Dentistry
No need to take : I am unable to see a purpose for you to take antibiotics unless you have been diagonosed with an infection.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Dennis Kelley
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: If you trust your dentist and have confidence in his abilities and diagnostic skill. Providing antibiotics after procedures such as those is quite common.
Answered on Mar 12, 2016
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Dr. Thomas Stelmach
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: It's unusual to prescribe antibiotics after a filling and a crown prep. Your dentist might have noted an infection in your gums.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
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Dr. Alvaro Lazo
Dr. Alvaro Lazo commented
24 years experience Dentistry
Either that or may think that it was a deep preparation which may cause the pulp and die and get infected. It is important to know that there was nothing wrong that he or she did .
Sep 9, 2013

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