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Is my dentist being extra careful? He prescribed me penicillin v. Potassium for a root canal?
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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Penicillin is the gold standard in dentistry because it is very effective for dental infections.
Im not sure where you got potassium from but that is not an antibiotic.

In brief: No
Penicillin is the gold standard in dentistry because it is very effective for dental infections.
Im not sure where you got potassium from but that is not an antibiotic.
Dr. Jay Kansal
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
When a root canal is complete files are used to debride the canal space and they can transfer pathogens to the apex of the tooth during the procedure and even if the tooth is disinfected well, some may exit the tooth into the bone and cause inflammation and possible infection.
He is likley trying to prevent post op infeciton that jepardize the root canal.

In brief: Possibly
When a root canal is complete files are used to debride the canal space and they can transfer pathogens to the apex of the tooth during the procedure and even if the tooth is disinfected well, some may exit the tooth into the bone and cause inflammation and possible infection.
He is likley trying to prevent post op infeciton that jepardize the root canal.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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