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A 27-year-old female asked:

are antibiotics prescribed after wisdom tooth removal or root canal work? if so, which ones are preferred for penicillin/amoxicillin allergic pts?

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Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Depends: Especially if you have a history of a heart murmur. Erythromycin and Clindamycin are a couple of alternatives to the penicillings
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Infection: If you are infected, they may be prescribed... no infection, no need for antibiotics. if you are undergoing any of the above mentioned procedures, discuss your allergies with your provider.

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Last updated Dec 24, 2015

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