A 62-year-old male asked:
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it really seems to me that dentists guess whether one needs clindamycin or amoxicillin for infection. why no bacterial testing done to really know?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Protocol: Antibiotic therapy follows a time tested methodology to eradicate dental infections. The usual antibiotics that are used almost always work. A culture takes time and costs money and is used when traditions methods are not effective. It's just not necessary for the average tooth infection, no more than a CAT scan is necessary for every ache and pain.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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