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Understanding the Role of Antibiotics

Antibiotics play a crucial role in medical and dental care, serving as medicines to combat infections caused by harmful bacteria. While antibiotics can be highly effective in treating infections, it's important to use them judiciously to prevent the development of antibiotic resistance. Overuse or improper use of antibiotics can lead to the emergence of bacteria that are no longer responsive to these medications, which can have serious consequences for both individual and public health.

Antibiotics and Dental Procedures

When it comes to dental procedures, most routine treatments do not necessitate the use of antibiotics. However, there are cases where Dr. Monica Lau may recommend antibiotics based on your specific procedure and medical history. It's essential to communicate any relevant medical conditions or changes in your health to Dr. Monica Lau before any dental treatment.

Preventing Infections with Antibiotics

Dental practitioners may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infections following certain dental procedures, particularly those that have a higher risk of post-operative infection. Penicillin, often in the form of amoxicillin, is a commonly prescribed antibiotic in dental practice. However, it's worth noting that some patients may be hypersensitive or allergic to penicillin. In such cases, erythromycin, an alternative antibiotic, can be used to prevent allergic reactions.

Your dental health is our priority at ABC Dental Care. If you have questions about antibiotics, dental care, or any other oral health matters, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (780) 486-0788. Our practice is conveniently located at 18250 89 Avenue NW in Edmonton, AB, and we're here to assist you in maintaining your oral well-being.

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