Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
192 Doctors are Online
Ask a Dentist   »  

Had removed tooth. Should I take antibiotic? What is the dosage?

User rating for this question
Answered by
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 370 Questions
I just back from Hospital, Dentist just removed a tooth of my Daughter (8 Years), but he never give me Prescription for Antibiotic.
Do you think that after a removel of tooth she must have Antibiotic? If yes what type? And how many Milligrams?
Posted Thu, 26 Jul 2012 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Gunjan Gupta 38 minutes later

Thanks for writing in.

Some studies say that if the tooth is extracted under aseptic conditions under antibiotic cover prior to the extraction it does not necessarily need antibiotic post extraction.

If you provide me some relevant details, I will give my opinion.

1.Did he give prescription prior to extraction?if yes,for how many days and what?
2.Extracted tooth was firm or movable?
3.Which tooth has gone for extraction?
4.How much time the dentist take to extract the tooth?

I hope you understand all these points are important to decide the need for cover.

Awaiting for your reply.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dentist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor