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Are you supposed to take an antibiotic after a root canal?

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Dr. John Yu
Dentistry - Endodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

Unless you have some serious swelling, infection or fever, antibiotics is not necessary or warranted.
Ask your dentist.

In brief: Not always

Unless you have some serious swelling, infection or fever, antibiotics is not necessary or warranted.
Ask your dentist.
Dr. John Yu
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Selective Rx

Only if you have swelling or bacterial drainage associated with your tooth, an antibiotic may be prescribed.

In brief: Selective Rx

Only if you have swelling or bacterial drainage associated with your tooth, an antibiotic may be prescribed.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry

In brief: Root canal

This is up to your dentist.
If you have pain and swelling then your dentist might prescribed antibiotics. If you have a dead nerve in the tooth prior to treatment, then you dentist might prescribe antibiotics. It is up to your dentist, but it is not something that is done routinely with every root canal.

In brief: Root canal

This is up to your dentist.
If you have pain and swelling then your dentist might prescribed antibiotics. If you have a dead nerve in the tooth prior to treatment, then you dentist might prescribe antibiotics. It is up to your dentist, but it is not something that is done routinely with every root canal.
Dr. Kevin Nail
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