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Is it okay to use penicillin for tooth infections?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

See a dentist first.
They should determine the cause of the infection before any medications are prescribed. Penicillin is used for some infections but taking it before seeing a dentist may make it more difficult for the dentist to determine the source.

In brief: Maybe

See a dentist first.
They should determine the cause of the infection before any medications are prescribed. Penicillin is used for some infections but taking it before seeing a dentist may make it more difficult for the dentist to determine the source.
Dr. Mazin Kizy
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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and no

Penicillin can be effective in some dental infections but often broader spectrum and anaerobic coverage is needed such as augmentin(amoxicillin and clavulinic acid) or clindamycin.

In brief: Yes and no

Penicillin can be effective in some dental infections but often broader spectrum and anaerobic coverage is needed such as augmentin(amoxicillin and clavulinic acid) or clindamycin.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Yes

Penicillin is a god broad spectrum antibiotic for tooth infections.

In brief: Yes

Penicillin is a god broad spectrum antibiotic for tooth infections.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: See a dentist

Hopefully you are not trying to self prescribe an antibiotic.
This is never a good idea. First, taking antibiotics without treating the cause of the problem will never eliminate the problem. Secondly, every patient and every situation requires an appropriate antibiotic, along with different dosages, frequency and duration. See a dentist asap for the correct treatment.

In brief: See a dentist

Hopefully you are not trying to self prescribe an antibiotic.
This is never a good idea. First, taking antibiotics without treating the cause of the problem will never eliminate the problem. Secondly, every patient and every situation requires an appropriate antibiotic, along with different dosages, frequency and duration. See a dentist asap for the correct treatment.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine

In brief: Tooth infections

Yes, penicillin is commonly used for tooth and mouth infections.

In brief: Tooth infections

Yes, penicillin is commonly used for tooth and mouth infections.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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