Antibiotics with Dental Work
How Do Antibiotics Work with Dental
Antibiotics kill bacteria and are applied to fight many kinds of infections. Antibiotics for an abscessed tooth are administered in pill or liquid form.
Why Are Antibiotics Used
How Well Do Antibiotics Work
Antibiotics and the Possible Side Effect
ALWAYS call 911 or other emergency services ASAP if you have:
- Difficulty breathing.
- Swelling or bulging of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Call Troy Family Dental or your doctor immediately if you have fainting or lightheadedness.
What To Think About with Antibiotics
Antibiotics cannot invariably kill bacteria, in part because they are applied too much or are used mistakenly. This is called antibiotic resistance. You can help limit antibiotic resistance by using all of your medication as directed, even if you feel normal after a few days. If you quit taking your medication too soon, bacteria that is not destroyed in the initial few days of treatment can become tougher and grow resistant to the antibiotic.
A medicine or drug is one of the several means your doctor has to treat a health issue. Taking medication as the dentist at Troy Family Dental recommends will enhance your health and may limit future issues. If you don’t take your medications correctly, you may be placing your health and perhaps your life at risk. We are always there for you if you have questions!
Information for Women and Antibiotics
If you are expecting, breast-feeding, or thinking of getting pregnant, do not use any medications unless your doctor advises you to. Some medications can hurt your baby. This covers prescription and over-the-counter drugs, supplements, vitamins, and herbs. And make certain that everyone of your doctors know that you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or are preparing to get pregnant.
Follow-up care is a fundamental part of your treatment and protection. Be certain to make and go to all office appointments, and talk to your dentist or doctor if you are having issues. It’s also a great idea to know what your test results are and keep a list of the medications you take.