Role Of Antibiotics In Preventing And Treating Dental Infections
Posted on 8/21/2023 by Classic Smiles
Most teeth infections are a result of bacterial attacks. As such dentists are at liberty to prescribe antibiotics to fight off bacteria both as a prevention and curative measure. However, caution must be exercised to ensure that the respective antibiotic is for the specific bacteria in question.
Treatment and Therapy
An overgrowth of bacteria in the mouth is what causes an infection. Most often you may begin to form pus in the mouth and other conditions such as pain, sensitivity, and swelling. Antibiotics come in handy to fight against the targeted bacteria. It is important to remember that not all teeth infections can simply be cured with antibiotics. As per the severity of the condition, it could be a combination of treatments antibiotics included. Therapeutic antibiotics treat ailments that affect the hard and soft tissues in the oral region. This treatment is however recommended if operative procedures have failed. In as little as a day of taking antibiotics, you may begin to notice the symptoms dwindling down.
Prevention and Prophylactic Measures
Antibiotics are used during dental procedures to safeguard against the onset of bacterial infection during or after the procedure. It can trigger other diseases such as endocarditis. Preventing the spread of bacteria is thus of utmost importance.
Best Antibiotics For Teeth Infection
Like we had established earlier, the type of antibiotic to prescribe is dependent on the target bacteria in question. Regardless, antibiotics in the penicillin class are most ideal for teeth and oral infections. It is important to note that antibiotics should not be taken without our doctors' prescription. Self-medication is a large factor in bacteria resistance to antibiotics. Imagine being in a situation where bacterial infections no longer respond to antibiotic treatment. It is a dangerous place to find oneself. Feel free to seek dental intervention from us.
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