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is cephalexin an effective medication for teeth?

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Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Good for infections: Cephalexin is a wonderful medication for moderate to severe oral bacterial infections. However, overuse can lead to some very severe intestinal problems. Because of the possibility of side effects, there are other medications that are usually prescribed first.
Answered on Oct 24, 2018

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