Do I Need Antibiotics Before a Dental Procedure?
Sometimes a dentist will recommend taking antibiotics before a dental procedure. Is this necessary? When and why would you need to do this? There are two reasons that your dentist will recommend antibiotics before treatment. The first is to treat an existing infection and the second reason is to decrease the chance of infection. When you have a tooth infection, a pocket of pus will form near the infected tooth and is sometimes called an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth is