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Am having surgery in 3 days, can I take penicillin for a tooth ache?

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In brief: Toothaches

Toothaches may or may not be a result of an infection.
Antibiotics will help manage an infection, but not treat a tooth. Immediately contact your surgeon and dentist to determine how to proceed. Your problem should be managed and/or treated before the surgery. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the procedure.

In brief: Toothaches

Toothaches may or may not be a result of an infection.
Antibiotics will help manage an infection, but not treat a tooth. Immediately contact your surgeon and dentist to determine how to proceed. Your problem should be managed and/or treated before the surgery. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the procedure.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: Surgery for ?

I'll assume the surgery is unrelated to the toothache.
You should do 2 things asap. First, discuss what you can and can't do with the doctor performing the surgery. Secondly, at least see a dentist right away to determine the cause of the toothache ; hopefully treat it before the surgery. Antibiotics are used to treat infections ; dental treatment might not require or respond to antibiotics!

In brief: Surgery for ?

I'll assume the surgery is unrelated to the toothache.
You should do 2 things asap. First, discuss what you can and can't do with the doctor performing the surgery. Secondly, at least see a dentist right away to determine the cause of the toothache ; hopefully treat it before the surgery. Antibiotics are used to treat infections ; dental treatment might not require or respond to antibiotics!
Dr. Gary Sandler
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